Friday, March 14, 2008


Beers, basketball -- and back to the office.

Robert mentioned that every time he goes to Willie's, he's excited to go. Until he actually sits down, and then he's disappointed. Whether that's an atmosphere thing or the food itself, I can't say. Me, I'm a Willie's fan, but more in the sense that I've had good times there and I'm willing to let some nonsense slide, especially food-wise.

We ordered a cheeseburger and fries, plus the house favorite chicken fried steak sandwich. And then, for good measure, 24 wings to share with Mike and his buddies. They had the day off and were preemptively boozing it up before going to the Big 12 Tournament. Robert and I had to go back to work. Guess who had the better afternoon? It might be closer than you think -- we have access to beer at the office, and Mike, not so much for this event at the Sprint Center.

The wings were good, although Robert and I both agree that the hot sauce had an underlying sweetness to it -- not bad, just more out of place than anything. Robert seemed pretty indifferent toward the rest of the food, but I thought the burger was quality, if still not enough to recommend in a "If I Can Only Order One Thing Off the Menu Before I Die" situation. I especially loved the chicken fried steak sandwich. Maybe that was because it broke the disappointing streak of breaded fried sandwiches I've been on lately. Willie's, you're the slumpbuster. Robert thought it would have been better with a side of gravy.

Of course, you could say that about just about anything, right?
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