Friday, April 11th (continued):
Typically, The Spreadsheet
allows for audibles, changes, extensions and you name it! But this was an exception to the rule. We had all been warned by our Commander-in-Chief (buffetbuster
) that Terry's Turf Club
can get down right crowded and is relatively small...a dangerous combination for our merry and expanding band of Roadfooders
Opening at 11:00am, we set our schedule up for a 10:45am arrival. FIRM!
As the driver and in a previous life, an 18 year aviator, I take pride in schedules....and we arrived at 10:44am! As we parked and began our wandering about, we were quickly joined by Ralph and Lori Melton
and the Roadhouses
. Our group was up to 10! Maybe more?
As you have seen Wandering Jew's
photos, you can see there is a lot going on outside and the 15 minutes was well spent checking out all of the wild and crazy collections of signage!
Here's Buddy Roadhouse in the foreground making sure he has cash (it's only cash) and Big G standing guard so no one cuts our
With 5 minutes to go...here's Cousin Johnny
, Mrs. Roadhouse
and Big G
...all inching towards the door.
Our hosts, with the gentleman on the left still in disbelief over something?!?!?!? Perhaps he was having an Animal House
flashback...what(?), no Dean Wormer to keep order! You can also see that our plan worked perfectly as we were first in and as Wandering Jew
already pointed out, it was a slower day with the Lenten restrictions.
Here's a peak ay my burger cooked to a perfect medium rare. I added tomato, grilled onions, Brie cheese and Foghorn Leghorn which as the menu states is a clever blend of garlic, sundried tomatoes, sage, thyme, apricot, shallot, onion, pear, balsamic vinegar and perhaps a kitchen sink or two! It's a thick sauce and provided lots of flavor. I also added on a four cheese dipping sauce for the pretty good fries.
I am not sure who's burger this was, but it has a great shot of the texture and consistency of the Foghorn Leghorn sauce. Let's see who claims it...
With my camera problems, this was the only shot I got of the menu....hoping there are a few more because this is NOT
your standard burger and fries menu. Just check out the add-ons...
We had so much fun and the staff (except for the guy covering his eyes) enjoyed our visit. The inside is as eclectic as the outside and once again, I am hoping we'll get a few more pictures.
This was my 3rd favorite food stop of the weekend behind Pine Club
and Eckerlin Meats
. I grade Terry's Turf Club
in at a B+ and up it to an A- for atmosphere. I have to confess - Chicago has some really good burger competition which resulted in the B+! As if we haven't had enough meat...it's off to another butcher...