Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Chick Inn

I've only been to the Chick Inn a couple of times, mainly because my kids never wanted to go there. I couldn't understand what they had against a drive-in restaurant, but they always seemed to think it was a bit sketchy. And admittedly, it is a bit sketchy, but that shouldn't stop people from having that very Richie Cunningham experience. What would have become of Jenny Piccolo if Ralph Malph hadn't spilled his shake on her at the drive in? Or what about the car hop on skates who dropped their burgers and ended up sucking face w/ Potsie up on Lovers Lane? That's classic Americana. I decided today that I wasn't going to ask them if they wanted to go... we just went. I got the fish dinner w/ a chocolate-peanut butter shake. The shake was absolutely delicious (though a bit filling) while the fish was shit. Stephanie got a Paul Bunyan Burger and onion rings which were damn good. In hind sight, I wish I'd gotten the deluxe grilled cheese. The kids loved their dinners which came in the cardboard 1950something Edsels that look just like this one but are small & made of cardboard (w/ fries & a grilled cheese/chicken nuggets sticking out the top. After years of resisting that place, they are now hooked. I guess it's time to download "Rock Around the Clock" so they can get the full effect. Speaking of DLing tunes for the kids, I just made a disc for Solstice of Hannah Montana tunes (also w/ an Ashley Tisdale & the Jonas Brothers tune) so then Aiden wanted one too. He didn't really know a lot of songs though, so I had to improvise. I knew he dug the "Weird" Al Star Wars songs, but then I also found a cool jazz version of the Super Mario Music and the Overture from Indiana Jones. He then asked for some Ozzy Osbourne. Apparently, one of the characters on Hannah Montana (Jackson for those of you in the know) dressed up like Ozyy on a recent episode so the kids think he ishilarious w/o really knowing who he is. I DLed "Iron Man" and "Crazy Train" & they're both lovin' them. It's pretty funny to enter the room & see my kids rocking out to Sabbath.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

the milkshakes are to die for
maryd

stephanie said...

The raspberry milkshake was awesome, but I think I have to copy you next time and go for the pb chocolate. That was good.
I think we need a whole 50s cd for the next trip and some more warm weather :)

brookaloo said...

well we just ate at steak and shake tonight, and i it was delicious!! i'm all for crap food.

Stacey said...

I love sketchy places, I am drawn to them like a magnet. My eyeballs are drawn to all the typos in the Chick-Inn menu like a magnet, as I sit there waiting for my shake and fries. Those typos bug me every time.

Brookaloo, you make the best crap food. My kids talk about your cooking all the time.

dan said...

I love Steak and Shake! No, really I love it! Give me a double with cheese, cup of chili and side of fries with cheese (in the cup) and I'm all set...oh yeah a chocolate shake or a cherry coke.

Hey Officer Tipper why the change in policy towards posting? Now we got to wait for the NSA, CIA, FBI and such to monitor and determine if our posts are friendly or fit enough? Crap!

dan said...

Gomen asi. (I'm sorry) The other day when I left a comment it said it had to be approved. "It" it slowly taking over...

Andre said...

The approval of comments was a failed experiment. I thohjgt it might be a good idea, but it really killed any sort of discussion. That sucked so I got rid of it.

jason said...

Yeah dude, I enter federal buildings with less security then your blog.