Thursday, January 26, 2012

XXX rated

If you're running a burger joint, I guess you need a gimmick. I thought the gimmick of XXX Rootbeer Drive-In in Issaquah was 1950s and '60s memorabilia, specifically car memorabilia. The walls in this place are plastered with vintage license plates, photos, and bric-a-brac, there's a '50s-style jukebox, the floor is black-and-white checks. The menu items are named things like 58 Impala, 49 Woody, and Traffic Ticket. The restaurant also holds something called Saturday Cruz-Ins -- special days for different types of cars -- scheduled all year long.

Of course, '50s-style diners aren't unique, but XXX Rootbeer managed to astonish us all when the food arrived at the booth. Both Chris and Oscar had ordered the XXX burger and a small root beer. What arrived was unlike anything I've ever seen before. Have you ever seen a bigger burger in your life? We should've known something was up, though, since the burgers cost $12.95 each. My fish sandwich, the White Wall, was also ginormous. Could anyone actually finish one of these sandwiches?!

2 comments:

  1. The burger looks almost as big as Oscar. Half for tomorrow night?

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  2. I couldn't finish it... it did taste good tho.

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