Guadalajara, Mexico

Chattanooga, United States

You go to Nikki's Drive-Inn for its fried Gulf shrimp and sweet tea. You go to Nikki's for fast service, to get in get out. You go to Nikki's, I've also heard people say as if repeating what someone said in confidence, to close a deal, to settle a debt, to make arrangements with particular words and pauses that wait. The booth in the far corner gives you a view of the front door, the back door and the parking lot. Most nights it's taken.