It was an utterly gorgeous day, so the original plan was to sit outside. L got there first, made for a table on the patio, started to shift the table a bit to one side so that we wouldn't be sitting in the laps of the people next to us, and then got told off by the server for doing so. I wasn't there, so I can't verify any of this, but I'm pretty positive that L wasn't moving the table more than a few inches so that everyone would be more comfortable. But whatever. L was irritated, so she walked away, and she, R, and I ended up eating inside. No big deal.
We glanced at the menu and ordered a couple of beers and some fried pickles. I love fried pickles, so I was happy. They were crisp, the tang of the pickle came through, and the dipping sauce was pretty tasty. The only drawback was that by the time we got to the bottom and middle of the plate, the remaining pickles were swimming in grease and so were a bit on the soggy side.
|The ones on top were pretty good though!|
SIDE NOTE: Something that really bothers The Hungry Lady is when places bill things as "Philly" - like cheesesteak, shrimp philly, etc - and then put green peppers on it. Traditional Philly sandwiches do NOT have green peppers (those would be the style found in the Lehigh Valley that also include tomato sauce). Actually all they have are the thinly sliced protein, sauteed onions, and cheese. Add your mushrooms and peppers if you must, but PLEASE stop referring to these sandwiches as "Philly" anything. It's misleading for those of us hoping for a taste of our homeland. And for the love of all that is holy, don't add lettuce, tomato, and / or mayo. That's not "Philly," that's just gross (and properly referred to as a cheesesteak hoagie, as long as it doesn't have mayo).
Moving on. R and I both ordered burgers. I had heard marvelous things about Henry's burgers for a few people, including a guest reviewer on this blog in this post. I think by now you all know how much The Hungry Lady loves a good burger, so I was pretty excited to try one. R got the Surf & Turf burger that came with grilled shrimp, onions, and Red Dragon cheese. Just FYI, Red Dragon Cheese is fantastic. It's made from brown ale and mustard seeds, and I could eat it by the pound. It makes a spectacular burger topping too, as both R and I found out.
|Look at the size of those shrimp! And really the size of the burger in general.|
|There are a ton of mushrooms and onions hiding under that cheese.|