Some time ago I wrote about the local TGIFriday's. It wasn't overly fancy or the latest and greatest, but The Lovely Spouse and I had a few items we liked there that were consistently good. Unfortunately Friday's closed. Not very soon after it was purchased and turned into a Willie's Grill and Icehouse. We were undecided about where to have dinner one evening so we decided to give them a shot.
Upon entering we were greeted with the latest trend in mid-level chain restaurants: order your food at the front and someone will bring it to you. But this time, with a twist. We ordered our food at the front, took our ticket to the table, and placed our order again with the server. The server also discovered that the order had been incorrectly written down by the person at the front counter.
This is a very odd arrangement. We placed our order and got our drinks. Then we sat ourselves. And placed our order...again. Why bother with this? There was no way for the person at the front counter to put the order in via computer or anything. The person at the front wrote it down. Um...kay. Weird.
|Fried jalapenos served with queso.|
|The blue cheese burger.|
|Grilled chicken with steamed veggies and fries.|
|The apple pie skillet.|
|Obvious Americana branding and decor.|
|Those big, open garage doors are pretty cool on a nice Spring day in April. Not so much when it's 100 degrees F in the shade. And it was noisy with the doors open - I imagine it's much more so with them closed.|
|Children, outdoor sand pit, and commercial food service - what could possibly go wrong?|
Am I warning you all away? Not really. The food wasn't bad. There are, in my opinion, better options nearby.