Friday, February 08, 2008
Note: There will be formal fries tasting event forth- coming. This was the latest, and best, extra crispy fries tasting.
On a friday morning, February 8, 2008 in the breakfast hours, I wandered into Louie's Coney Island. A kokomo non-chain restaurant. They make the entire menu in the menu. Since they were relatively slow, I asked for my fries extra crispy. Much discussion occurred when the fries were examined by the cooks. They pondered whether they were crispy enough.What great staff! After watching them set up the restaurant, I recognized young ladies who take pride in their jobs. I'd hire any of them in a heartbeat. The fries, finally! Hot crispy until almost the very end. After all, I had to snap a picture or two.
Where does the extra crispy thing come from?
It all started at Grindstone Charley's several years ago, before they made the blackballed by JoEllen list. The whole office ate takeout lunches every Thursday. For years, they were the Thursday lunch. We really liked "toaster head", the bartender and even after she found another job, we've always liked the bartenders.
Then one fateful evening, May 2005, ... long story short ... a uniformed manager insulted me while attending an offsite event. From that day forward, I have never stepped foot into any Grindstone Charley's and I have survived - perhaps even prospered. AND they no longer get their $50 bucks a week.
Well, someday I will list my current banned list for dining out. At the risk of offending anyone, please take a look at the disclaimer in the right hand column about getting your own blog and rebutting my opinion.