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Still looking for the chili cheeseburger...
Jack Daniels BurgerA friend's Twitter post while I was thinking about chili cheeseburgers yesterday afternoon led me to join him and a couple of other folks (including Bill, the former Brown Road coworker of several of you) at [info]The Plantation for some food and a couple of pints.

In a very real sense, this is my neighbourhood bar now that Olivia is closed, though as long as Route 366 is, it's certainly not in walking distance. I'll just have to be careful with their buy-one-get-one-free pint nights. :-)

The place is a cool old house, opened as a bar/restaurant three or four years ago, and somehow even though people talk about it once in a while, this is the first time I've made it out there. It won't be the last. The burger was really good even though there was no chili for it, and I loved the "Wicked Wedges" appetizer we tried, potato wedges baked with wing sauce and melted cheddar and monterey jack cheeses.

Wednesday seems to be all-you-can-eat pasta night, judging by a board by the door, even though their web site doesn't mention that on their events page. Tempting to try that some time. (Maybe when I don't have to lose weight.) And they had plenty of wraps and paninis that weren't burgers, including a handful of vegetarian options.
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aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Huh ?

Olivia is closed ? When did that happen ? ( I am yet again outa' the proverbial loop ! )

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Olivia closed this summer! It actually lasted longer past graduation than I expected it to, since it felt like they were staying open this spring just to get through May and a) not screw over all of the people with graduation reservations and b) rake in a buttload more cash before vanishing.
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Ahhh ... well, I had a busy summer, and since no one I know ( aside from you ) ever mentioned them or went there, looks like the info went right by me.

I wonder if you went to the Mahagony Grill and asked for a chili cheeseburger, they'd make one ? Assuming, of course, they have chili on hand ... you're *killin"* me with all this ... now I have that wicked bad craving, too !!

Mmmmmm ...

There was this little summer ice cream stand in the town where I grew up - we used to go there for chili burgers and chili dogs. The guy made his own chili from scratch - no beans, just meat and onions and sauce. It was damned good !


mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Does the Country Folks Diner have chili? What time shall we go get chili cheeseburgers?
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 07:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

LOL ... I am not sure, but I *think* CF has chili most of the time ... their burgers are not the thick juicy burgers you are accustomed to, however. They have the usual variety of frozen - as well as bison or elk or some other exotic frozen burger.

But I can meet you there for lunch on Thursday (tomorrow) since I have the day off ... can't do dinner, since I have to cook dinner at home.


mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

OK! What time tomorrow? I have a 2:30 meeting, so we'd have to be done by 2. :-)
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Name whatever time works for you, I'm the one with the free day and nothing much to do ... in other words, I am flexible !

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

How about 12:15?
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Works for me - you know where it is, right ?

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Yeah, unless they moved it! :-P
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

Okey Dokey, then - I'll be there ! :-)

mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Huh ?

You should read 14850_dining to keep up on such things! I wrote about Olivia closing here. :-)
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: December 3rd, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Didn't I nag you to take me to Plantation a while back? I really like their fun cheeseburger wraps. It's like a cheeseburger, but in a wrap with a ton of fun stuff that wouldn't work on a traditional burger.
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

Chili !

Hey, I just called up to CF, and while they don't have a chili cheeseburger on the menu, we * can ask * for chili on our burger, and they'll do it !

Wheee !

joyfulchaos From: joyfulchaos Date: December 3rd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
That picture makes me want a burger sooo badly! YUM!
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 3rd, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

I bet Julian's has a great burger!
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: December 3rd, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

By The Way ...

Just so you know, Country Folks does * NOT * take plastic, so be sure to bring cash ...




joyouspain From: joyouspain Date: December 4th, 2008 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
Last Wednesday, I was craving a Yo Mama burger. Don't know why. It was out of the blue. But it was a HUGE craving. Like, I really wanted to fly down to NO just for that. Well... and to consume all Yo Mama's tequila selection. And drink plenty of Abita beer. Maybe hit up Cafe du Monde. Or get Bananas Foster for desert. OK, now I'm drooling. Oh, and when is the pint night at The Plantation?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 4th, 2008 06:52 am (UTC) (Link)

OK, I'm ready to go. :-)
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