Thursday, July 26, 2007

Don't Take Your Guns To Town

I'm sure I've seen the Rusty Nail, on Buford Highway, before. While I don't get up to that area much, the sign says the place has been around for 34 years, and it's right next to Lawrence's (a Lebanese restaurant that I've been to a few times, over the years).

I'll have to go up there again sometime -- drinking at a place called the Rusty Nail has a certain something. And more bizarrely, driving by today, I saw this:

The photo's not great -- hard to get a good angle, and cars are in the way -- but in the lower right, surrounded by smoke, there's an enormous fake (I hope) gun.

Yeah. There's a giant perpetually-smoking pistol right outside this place.

I really, really want to know why.

Update: as far as I can tell, it's a barbecue smoker.

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Anonymous said...

I'd just like to know how a restaurant called the Rusty Nail stays in business long enough to have a sign that's more than 30 years old. I can't be the only one whose mind conjures images of tetanus shots before those of a tasty chunk of lasagna...

L.P.

Jett said...

It is a barbecue smoker and it's actually worth stopping by and checking out. My co-workers from about 7-8 years ago used to hang out there all the time.

Another place that's been around a while (46 years) and is worth trying is George's in VaHi.