Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Original Tops
I bet my 5th grade teacher that I could name the Presidents backwards; when I did he bought Tops fries for the whole class.
My brother and I always insisted on getting two large orders of fries at Tops; we never finished even a single large order, I'm guessing - those things are massive.
I used to stop by on the way home from high school at least a couple times a week and get a large Cherry Coke. For years I tried to see if I could eat one of their tacos without making a complete mess. I never succeeded. In more than 20 years of eating there I can only think of one time they screwed up my order. I could go on and on....
The other night Elizabeth and I were out in that part of town and I suggested we get some food from Tops. I have told her before that their "Kobe Bistro Burger" is perhaps the most underrated burger in town and that sounded good to her. I suggested we get two sandwiches and share them.
entire construction zone of Rosemead Blvd, they are absolutely delicious. This is the "small" order of chili cheese fries ($3.79) that we couldn't finish in 24 hours, despite picking at it with our sandwiches this night and then making it our main meal the next night.
Overall, Tops is a place that I rarely eat at anymore, maybe twice a year since I moved to South Pasadena two and a half years ago. But now that I know about the Sycamore Melt, I am sure I will be going back more frequently.
Posted by JustinM at 10:22 AM