Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fuck Michael Pollan #2: Breaking the Food Rules at Hit-N-Run

Posted By on Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Gas, booze, coffee, soda: Hit-N-Run recognizes -- and meets -- the fuel needs of its public. | Gut Check photo
  • Gas, booze, coffee, soda: Hit-N-Run recognizes -- and meets -- the fuel needs of its public. | Gut Check photo

Today's Question: How many of Michael Pollan's Food Rules can be broken in a convenience store at breakfast time?

Hit-N-Run (2345 State Street, Alton, Illinois; 618-466-0411)

​How many of Michael Pollan's Food Rules can be broken during breakfast at a convenience store? Rule #20, "It's not food if it arrived through the window of your car," is a good place to start if you're trying to make the case that Hit-N-Run -- self-styled "Home of the Hummdinger," renowned for its double drive-thru, which requires carhops to sherpa orders out both sides of the store -- is one of the most anti-Food Rules establishments in the metro area. It's a lazy drinker's dream: The only muscles you'll need to exercise are in your foot, when you step on the gas after paying up.

But let's venture inside for a closer look at the Food Rules infractions on offer here.

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