OK, Irwin, Nick (in absentia)and the rest of you local posters, you must be harboring some guilty pleasures in the form of greasy spoons. I'm talking funky, colorful and good like the Hob Nob Drive-in, which may be courting borderline respectability were it not for the ever-present line-up of Harley's driven mostly by real, tattoo'd bikers, not temporarily flush faux palazzo flippers.
What have you? I'm thinking like the above Hob Nob, the uber greasy El Rincon de Gordo (Whitfield Ave. in Bradenton), heavenly, but grungy, Gold Star Donuts adjacent to Gordo's (no sit-down, just OTC fantastic donuts), Maybe the Waffle Stop across from Sarasota Ford on 301 (thanks to the Elvis kitch and knowing that my name is "Hon").
So, otherwise sophisticated Sarasotans, what'cha been hiding? Step up to the (greasy) plate.