Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Perdue's Grill

I went out to Perdue's Grill to say good-bye to a friend who was heading away to college.  He had bragged about their burgers so we gave it a try.

Our overall rating was 3.88 Stars (out of 5 stars).

Here's how that breaks down:

Family Friendly: 3 Stars  I wouldn't feel uncomfortable taking my kids there for lunch.  However, the front section of the restaurant is a bar and some of the pictures weren't very classy.

Menu: 4.5 Stars  It was mostly typical 'Grill' food, but it all sounded good.  The burgers (about 5 different choices) all sounded great.

Taste of the Food: 4 Stars  The Cajun Burger I ordered was really good.  The smothered fries were good, but not as good as I was expecting from the menu and their appearance.

Appearance of the Food: 5 Stars  For 'Grill' food it all looked great.

Restrooms: 4.5 Stars  Very clean, although I couldn't get the door to lock.

Atmosphere: 3 Stars  It was an older building with some built in character, but nothing too special overall.

Service: 4.5 Stars  The waitress did a great job keeping my water filled, which isn't the easiest when I'm eating a Cajun Burger with jalapenos.

Ethical/Sustainable:  2.5 Stars  Nothing to go on here, but the cheese on the smothered fries seemed processed.

Pricing: Burgers were about $7.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Station Two-Twenty

To celebrate a birthday we made the trek to Bloomington and ate at Station Two-Twenty.  It was all-around fantastic!

Our overall rating was 4.81 Stars (out of 5 stars).

Here's how that breaks down:

Family Friendly: 4 Stars  Awhile ago we took our whole family for lunch.  They accommodated us well and were very hospitable.  The reason for a 4 Star rating is now that they are only open for dinner it would be pretty pricey to take a family.

Menu: 5 Stars  It had plenty of great choices, but was simple enough to not be overwhelming.

Taste of the Food:  5 Stars  Mmmmm... So Good!

Appearance of the Food: 5 Stars  Everything looked great.  The presentation was awesome.

Restrooms:  4.5 Stars  The only knock-down here is that the guys bathroom is set up a little awkward, although they did the best they could in an old fire station.

Atmosphere:  5 Stars  Speaking of old fire station, this is a really cool place.  They also had bright pictures from their farm all around the restaurant.

Service:  5 Stars  Everyone, not just our waiter, was focused on meeting our needs, be it new silverware or refilling glasses of water.

Ethical/Sustainable:  5 Stars  Most of what they served came from their farm.  They didn't have specific percentages, but at the time we visited all of the produce was from their farm and everything else was as local as it could be.

Pricing: $20-$30 a dinner entree.

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