There are two signs of summer in Fayette County: the opening of Comet Drive-In and the opening of Vinny's. (Bonus third sign is the perpetual smell of cigarettes hanging in the air.)
Except this year they opened early, probably to make up for last year's lost profits when the building caught on fire and was out of business for half the summer. Which means I was depressed for half the summer. Vinny's is minutes from my house. I was lost without my usual strawberry shortcake sundae (vanilla ice cream, strawberries, and whipped cream...on top of angel food cake).
But summer is never officially upon us until they stay open late. They'll start by closing at 9. As of today, we are officially at the 10 p.m. closing time. It's time to party.
They can be a bit pricey, but so worth it. I'm trying to branch out and try everything on the menu. I can say from past experience that the fried zucchini is amazing and so is the cappuccino milkshake. And their fries are served in paper bags. I've seen a group of three people fail to tackle a large order.
More incentive: double pizza burgers (my brother swears they're amazing), full meals, fries served with gravy, and every ice cream creation you can imagine. And this wonderful write-up, complete with a great picture.