|CHILL & GRILL
||[Mar. 7th, 2004|11:00 am]
Lunch yesterday with atomly, stuntrock, m3ani3, and sarah swan...|
Well we were going to go to the Hamburg Inn #2 (the greasy spoon that's been around forever, featured in the paper recently in pics of John Waters dining there, and visited around the Iowa Caucus by every presidential candidate), but there were people lined up out the door. So we did the Chill & Grill instead.
The Chill & Grill is unique. Its menu comprises about 4 pages of small print. It's a little ... dirty is too strong a word, but it looks like it never was super clean to begin with, and the people there do the best they can but, y'know ...
Billy (stuntrock) sensibly got a cheeseburger and fries, but Mike, Adam and I ordered just fried food. Mike & Adam got deep fried Mac & Cheese. I got the deep fried vegetables (cauliflower, mushrooms, etc). At one point the waitress brought more fries though no one asked for them. So we have like 6 baskets of deep fried stuff -- oh, Adam got jalepeno poppers too. Everything was fried rather darker than usual which was suprisingly not bad.
One of the cooks came out of the kitchen with an empty cardboard box and bounced it off of Billy. How cool is that -- not only do they just THROW trash in the corner of the back dining area, they don't aim so well and hit customers?
We were giddy after a while with how fabulously crapulent the whole experience was. All that fried food tasted so good, and was so wrong, and no one had slept much after the show, and Billy and Atomly had apparently slept in the clothes they played in. Life is so, like, good, when everything is just a little bit dirty and nasty and wrong but it's still good.
PS Deep Fried Mac N Cheese is effin great.