Strange Game, Strange Burger

I don’t have cable (mental note: write ‘TV sucks’ journal in the future) and as the Dallas Cowboys are playing tonight, and Monday Night Football is now on cable (boo hiss) I figured I’d go to a local sports bar/restaurant to catch the game and hoot and holler with other fans.

If I hadn’t stayed up until two in the morning last night finishing Daxter, (fun game, BTW) it would have been a good plan. Instead, I plop into bed dead tired after I get home from work and wake up at 7. The game starts at 730, so all of the usual places are packed. As I’m driving around I’m listening to the game on the radio and hear Tony Romo giving the Bills 14 free points and they’re losing. Damn, I just GOTTA watch the game now. As I’m driving around, I see a place called Gourmet Burger Grill, they have the game on, and its nearly empty! What luck!

The “nearly empty with the game on” should have gotten my Spidey-sense tingling, but I REALLY wanted to watch the game. Okay, 1/2 pound Angus burgers, nice. Lots of cheeses, good. Fries, good. Alfalfa sprouts? Mango Avocado Salsa, HUH?! Crab Cake Burger?!? Somehow, I don’t think we’re at Whataburger anymore. I guess ‘gourmet’ means ‘put odd stuff on it’ because I don’t get it.

I had a “plain old” cheeseburger that was too greasy but at least their fries were really good. I don’t think I’ll be coming back, though, and I don’t see them staying in business for long. If a hamburger joint can’t pack the house on a Monday night with the Cowboys on the tube it ain’t happening. Then again, given that I’m referring to it as a ‘joint’ I suppose I’m not the target market. Call me nutty, but the words ‘gourmet’ and ‘burger’ don’t quite go together in my book. I went home at halftime to listen to the game on the radio.

It still beats paying $50 a month for cable. 🙂


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