Friday, October 17, 2008

Convention Grill – Minneapolis, MN

You could step back in time if you knew Christopher Lloyd and go to an old soda fountain, or you could go to the Convention Grill. It’s a great short order place that we like to eat at when we’re hungry for quality burgers and fries.

We took my nephew to the Convention Grill for a quick lunch. The atmosphere is old timey and the servers all wear white (pet peeve of mine but we won’t get into that). The malts are to die for as are the phosphates – for those of you who know what those are.

I got a cheeseburger and Gerd got some sort of bacon-y lettuce sandwich. It was kind of like a BLT, but not quite. We ended up splitting ours in half. However, I got the waaay better end of the deal because the burger was phenomenal. Muenster cheese is the best on a burger and CG didn’t disappoint. We got a basket of fries (normally a half-basket is enough for two – just so you know) for the three of us. The fries are really amazing. I’m not even a fry guy usually, but I make exceptions from time to time. This time, we ended up with some of the bottom of the barrel tiny bits of fries, rather than the usual super awesome lengthy fries they have, but whatever. All that means is that you get your fingers all salty scraping them off the bottom of the paper. And of course, we didn’t finish the fries between the three of us so we took them home.

Truly, this is one of the better burger places in the Twin Cities. I’m not sure if it’s worth a 6 hour road trip or anything, n but if you’re in the neighborhood, you really can’t go wrong at this place. It’s not greasy, it’s juicy – get it right.

Top 5 things about the Convention Grill
1. Burger with Muenster cheese
2. Super awesome tasting fries
3. Old timey atmosphere
4. Bacon-y sandwich was really good
5. It’s super close to our house – wurd

Bottom 5 things
1. It makes me miss the Maid-Rites of IL/IA :(
2. They don’t have onion rings – but should
3. Bummer on the tiny fries
4. We always see people too impatient to wait – it’s a busy place
5. A place like this should have a “Green River” soda, but they don’t

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