Monday, February 21, 2011

Did that really just happen?

The Houston
Originally uploaded by jaceman4
It's really sad that I should say this, but I came in here with rather low expectations, or rather let's say, reservations, and Johnny Rocket's pretty much met all of them. Now, I'm not saying that it's inedible, but really? I suppose it's an experiential thing, but I can't say much when I have adolescent boys asking me if he can shoot spitballs at the teenage girls over in the next booth. We (my friend and I) also spent a nickel on those table-side jukebox thingies to play a song that we could barely make out over the sound of table conversation, adolescent hormones, and the open kitchen.

Now as I said, the burger in and of itself isn't horrible. The meat quality was decent, the bun was a bun, the fixings were a little not fresh, but nothing I haven't seen before. The Houston was supposed to be a "spicy" burger, so they added some pickled jalapenos, not that spicy. The sauce was pretty nice, like a cajun aioli type of deal.

The fries were fries, and the lack of description really means they were that nondescript. The fact that they serve it to you on a plastic plate the size of a stenopad makes you feel like this is a high school cafeteria all over again, only you just paid like $10 for it. Seriously, this makes Denny's look awesome.

Rating of the Burger:
Meat: B-
Bun: B-
Fixings: C-
Condiments: B+
Sides: B-
Price: $7-$10
Overall Rating: C-
Recommended Burger: Eh... if I had to... Bacon Cheddar Double