We wandered in, a little after noon, and Mr. Friendly's was remarkably uncrowded, so we got a table right away. Heads up: I've seen it get pretty packed for lunch before, so it's best to go either early or late. Mr. Friendly's has two menus - one for lunch and one for lunch specials. The specials menu changes daily, but this is the one that was available while we were there. One of the benefits of Mr. Friendly's is that it is a pretty open space. This means that you get to see almost all of the plates being served to other diners. I don't know about you, but that usually makes it easier for me to decide what to get.
Since we were there to celebrate M, she ordered a mimosa (Mr. Friendly's also makes a mimosa with pineapple juice instead of oj. I would have loved to try that, but alas, I had to go back to work, so I stuck with water). She said it was delicious. And it was served in a wine glass, instead of a champagne flute That is awesome, because oftentimes I feel like places cheat you out of your drink by using a flute. For her meal, M ordered the burger special. The burger had smashed avocado, tomato salsa, monterrey jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion. She had curly fries on the side. Little known fact? Mr. Friendly's has some of the best curly fries that I have ever tasted. They're AWESOME. And this burger was pretty good too (I know, because I took M's leftovers home since she was headed out of town). The burger was char-grilled, the avocado really was smashed - some of it looked like guacamole, but then you would find a huge chunk of avocado, and the salsa was cold. It was a nice contrast to the warmth of the burger, and added a nice bit of acidity. And it was big. As in, I barely managed to eat the half that I took home with me for dinner. Not a bad deal at all.
|This really equated to two full meals. Certainly a great deal. And look at that salsa!|
|The little finger looking things on the side of the plate were actually bursts of sherry-cayenne mayo.|
|See how big this was? I almost needed a bigger plate.|