Tuesday, April 12, 2011
But other days, it becomes much simpler. Two weeks back I was talking with my friend's teenage daughter about her favorite burgers in town, and she mentioned really liking Connal's. I decided I needed to eat there again soon. Yesterday, the sky is big in pasadena, our local gold mine of daily photos, posted about Connal's, even linking to a post I wrote about my maiden trip there, almost a year ago to the day. That cemented it. (Plus I figured it might cheer up Ben after yesterday's disaster with his beloved Blue Jays.)
So yesterday afternoon, when I was planning to meet up with a friend for lunch and she asked what I felt like, I said "I'm going to go to Connal's and pick up food for us." She had never been so I instructed her to look online at their menu, offering that it was similar fare to Rick's or Tops.
You can order inside at Connal's if you want to eat in their small dining room, but there is a window on the street that makes to-go orders even easier. My original plan had been to get a Reuben sandwich - I was in a sandwich mood yesterday - but I smelled the burgers cooking as I leaned my head up to the window and could not resist. I ordered a chili cheeseburger for myself, an avocado-bacon burger for my friend, and some "frings" for us to split (despite the fact that the portmanteau of "fries" and "onion rings" is one of my least favorite gastronomic terms, only slightly less detestable than "BOGO.")
A little less than ten minutes later I had my food and was racing - well, driving the posted speed limit - towards my friend's work a couple miles away.
"This does not taste like a Tops burger," she said. I know her well enough to know that is a compliment.
When I ate at Connal's a year ago, I really enjoyed their fries, and from now on when I eat there I will still get them, but I don't think I will ever order them again to-go.
The total for our food was a few cents over twelve dollars and we were both full. It was another nice meal from Connal's, although, like almost every place, I prefer eating there to taking the food elsewhere.
Posted by JustinM at 9:28 AM