City Clay St. & Denny Way
posted by July 12 at 18:00 PMon
As you probably know by now, eleven US 7-11 stores have been temporarily transformed into Kwik-E-Mart’s to cash in on the upcoming Simpsons movie.
I’m a huge Simpsons fan, so I couldn’t help but get a little giddy when I heard the 7-11 on Denny —at the south end of Seattle Center— was one of the few stores getting made over.
Last Saturday, I drove down to the Kwik-E-Mart to check things out. As I pulled up, a swarm of mid-20’s frat-types —decked out in cowboy hats and flip flops— huddled in the middle of the parking lot snapping pictures of each other. It was waaaay busier than I expected at 1AM.
Inside, I quickly discovered my journey to dork mecca had been a complete waste of time. They were out of everything. No Buzz Cola, no Krusty-O’s, no donuts. It felt like a cop out to get a “Squishee” and I wasn’t about to pay $15 for the lonely Homer Simpson bobblehead on the front counter but I felt like I had to walk out with something memorialize my pilgrimage. I grabbed 22 of Becks and a packet of Skittles. Mmm…Skittlebrau.
I got home, tore open the package of Skittles (original flavor, or whatever) and popped the top off of the beer.
Everything went into a pint glass, which promptly erupted all over my kitchen counter.
If you’ve ever wondered what gritty, bitter medicine tastes like, well, it tastes like Skittlebrau.
While my first trip to the Kwik-E-Mart was pretty fruitless, I’ll be back to get my hands on some Buzz Cola or Krusty-O’s and I’ll report back later this week.