Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Lunch at Red Robin

C has been wanting to try Red Robin since they started their nationwide ad campaign a few months ago - but of course, there isn't one in Hawai'i. There is one, though, just a few miles from our home in Virginia. We were looking for a place to eat lunch after church today, and dh agreed to take us here.

I ordered this Santa Fe Burger, which I liked - mostly because it reminded me of the old Santa Fe Burger that Carls Jr. had back in the late 80's. The sauce tasted very similar. The roasted poblano pepper was even tastier than Carl's canned Ortega chili. However, the rest of the burger was just standard burger fare, not worth $9.79. I could barely taste the tiny amount of guacamole on it, disappointing for this guac lover.

Jim had the guacamole bacon burger. His only comment was, "it was OK." He really liked their steak fries, and thought the fact they there are bottomless refills was cool. I thought they were pretty good, but not even close to knocking off McDonald's and In 'n' Out of the top of my list.

Service was OK, certainly not stellar. We had to ask for additional napkins (come on, when someone comes in with three kids, that should be standard, shouldn't it?) and point out to her that we needed refills and water.

C will have to tell you what she thought of her 5 Alarm Burger, which was what had intrigued her all these months.

Pau hana, folks.

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