Found: A Toothpick from Huey’s
For the uninitiated, toothpicks are a big deal at Huey’s. At every Huey’s in Memphis, there are thousands of toothpicks stuck in the ceilings (and some in speakers or walls).
They got there by people taking the straws out of their drinks and loading the toothpicks in them pointy side up. Then, they would put the straw to their mouths and blow to try to get the toothpick lodged into the ceiling.
I’ve never seen anyone actually attempt this during a meal, probably out of respect for other diners. It’s damn hard to get a tiny little toothpick to stick in a ceiling tile.
Have you ever managed to get one to stick?
Huey’s has locations all over town, but I ate at the one on the corner of Second and Union.
77 S 2nd St
Memphis, TN 38103-3011