On a case investigating possible armament smuggling in and around a major defense installation in South Florida called Fort Lauderdale, (apparently a Dept. of Defense base masquerading as a tourist destination), I was led to a little dive of a food emporium called 'Lester's Diner' on SR 84 that elicits the absolute definition of the 'Greasy Spoon', that endeavor that proffers all manner of sustenance in a quick and no-nonsense fashion yet in this case without all the unsavory underpinnings.
To be fair there is nothing particularly special about Lester's other than the very expedient service I received, the vast variety of choices I was offered this particular morning, and the downright pauper friendly bite such a visit takes from my coin sack.
The expectations of a good Diner, which Lester's most definitely is, includes fast, cheap, hot (or cold) food, served with a smile and an endless cup of coffee. With three eggs over easy, rye toast and potato's, I could overlook the 'greasy' oleo butter like spread on my toast for that is ALMOST EXPECTED in a truckstop favorite such as this.
Patrons in the back dining room (was it hotter than normal there or was it the 9 cups of coffee I consumed while there?) included a group of truckers. 4 Coppers (with sidearms showing), Six (6) businessmen, and a family of 5 who spoke what I detected was a pronounced Eastern European Accent........
Who this Lester fellow is I have no idea but this greasy spoon is a sidestep that satisfies those in need of good grub and frankly, one that I see myself visiting again!