The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Grease City Burger Co.

Maybe I just caught them on an off night. But when you pay damn near $10 for a burger and onion rings there had better be no "off" nights. It's been several months since I ate at Rock City Burger Co in Bridgeport, but from what I remembered they were pretty freakin' good. They won the Best Burger in Wise award for 2011-12. Usually good eats.

Tonight, a much different story. There were only 2 customers there when I pulled up. I thought it was good timing. Instead, it was probably a sign that things have gone way downhill in a hurry and I would be better off going to Sonic.

I ordered a single meat cheeseburger with grilled onions, jalapenos, mushrooms and onions plus an order of onion rings. Yeah, I like onions. What I got was a single greaseburger with a patty so thin you could read a newspaper thru it and all the fixins lumped in the middle. The onion rings were undercoated and undercooked. Even the Dr. Pepper was weak.

Now, I love a greasy cheeseburger as much as the next red blooded American. Herd's in Jackistan is the best I've ever had. But this was much different. It was like they added extra grease with each ingredient.  I wound up throwing over 1/2 the meal in the trash. It was that bad.

I walked in expecting a killer meal. I walked out having survived a meal that tried to kill me. Maybe they need to concentrate less on the Jeep videos and more on the kitchen.

Now where's my Lipitor?


an Donalbane said...

I met Todd the Blogger there for lunch once over the summer - not great, but OK.

The waitress was kinda cute.

One of your other commenters mentioned the Chinese buffet at Rufe Snow & 820. Had the opportunity to eat there week before last - good variety & selection for $7.99.

RPM said...

That buffet is on my short list for lunch the next time in in Ft Worth.