Yes, it did flash though my mind, shortly before I walked up to the order counter at this imacculate venue, that $3.33 was -- gulp! -- half of the notorious Satanic sum of 666.
I tried not to let that bit of numerical trivia ruin my appetite, though. The two junior cheeseburgers were pretty big and were served on really good buns. It was all pretty devilishly fattening though, particularly the side of tater tots I foolishly insisted on adding to my order.
So, can you tell me where this place is?
Yes, of course you know where this is.
Just tell us exactly where and what you ate there. And no, it's not a burger joint.
That's more than enough clues for today.
"The last one in town was off the Paseo," a manager at the new Tastee Freez told me. There was also one of the restaurants at 75th and Metcalf in Overland Park. There are currently no Tastee Freeze franchisees in the state of Kansas.
"But you'll start seeing more of them," the store manager told me.
The Muppets used to appear in old Tastee Freez commercials. Who knew?
(Image via Flickr: The Downey Historical Conservancy)
They say a picture tells a thousand words. This picture doesn't tell quite that many, but there's kind of an interesting story connected with this sign.
Do you know where it is?
Our friend Amy from the Wort Hog Beer Blog read this week's "Where Is It?" quiz and correctly guessed the location of this enticing sign: The China Town Super Buffet in Waldo, which offers both Mexican and Chinese cuisine.
Amy will receive a complimentary pair of bamboo chopsticks for recognizing this as no ordinary buffet, but a Super Buffet.
Nothing says excitement like a Chinese buffet! This sign positively bursts with enthusiasm -- and the offer of a free drink! Do you know where this buffet might be?
Here's a clue: It's one of the few buffets in town where the cuisine literally spans the globe. No, not one of the casino buffets, but a more modest approach to the same multi-cultural theme.
Enough! Now where is it?
This week's "Where Is It" quiz stumped everybody -- including me! The building with the Flora's Cafe sign is on a desolate stretch in downtown St. Joseph, Missouri -- but I couldn't find out anything about the former restaurant or the building. Or Flora, for that matter.
Nut I'm sure there's a great story just waiting to be told.
I'm so sorry I missed Flora's Cafe -- wherever the hell it is. I mean, yes, I do know where it is: somewhere between hell and Hannibal. The question is, do you know where it is?
Judging from the peeling paint and boarded-up windows, I'm not sure this joint was even open in my own lifetime. Do you know where this building is? And, more importantly, do you know anyone who ever ate a meal in there?
You wanted a larger reproduction of the photo posted in Monday's "Where Is It?" quiz? Well, here it is!
Commenter Stacy N. got it right, however. This is the menu at the Georgetown Pharmacy's Old Time Soda Fountain & Espresso Shop at 5605 Merriam Drive in Kansas City, Kansas. They cook the burgers and hot dogs on a little grill just outside the pharmacy. The chocolate malts are indescribably delicious.
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