Oh, a sort of a blast from the past. We used to hit the Grill at least once a week. The place was sort of seedy in an endearing way. For no good reason, we drifted away from the grill, and until today, it had probably been five years since I’ve been there.
A group of us tried to hit the Grill on the 17th, but they were closed for the day. We tried again today, and they were open!
It used to be really hard to get a table, but the store area next door has been added, and a hole knocked in the wall between the rooms. The place also is covered in pictures and models of motorcycles.
The big draw for the 15th Street Grill is the cheeseburgers. They have always been good, grilled right there in front of you on a huge, greasy grill. Most of the burgers at the Grill have a pile of grilled onions on them.
One of the specialties at the Grill is The Thang. I think it used to be The Thing, but now it’s Thang. The Thang is a double-meat cheeseburger with the requisite grilled onions, left open faced, along with a couple ladles of chili over the whole… Thang.
It was really good, too. The beef was firm and well cooked and not burned. It had a really good beef flavor and texture. The chili was really good also, with a great flavor, no standing puddles of grease, and the right consistency. There was no heat from peppers, unusually enough.
The iced tea was a bit weak but was good. The service was also really good. We got there with six people, and were seated immediately upon arrival at 1130. We left at 1230. The place was about 50% full when we got there, and 70% full when we left. My check was $9.16.
I don’t want to wait another couple years before going back to the 15th Street Grill.