Back in March, my son was home for a pre-deployment leave and we got to spend some quality time with him. One of the fun things we did was to revisit a "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" site, as well as adding a new one to his list.
The revisit was to Joe's Gizzard City in Potterville, Michigan. It's a fun little dive bar with some wicked gizzards and a great battered, deep-fried cheeseburger. Definitely worth the drive.
The new one (for him, but not for me) was a visit to Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor. Once again, a fun dive kind of place with excellent food and atmosphere. Again well worth the drive.
Christian has been a Triple D fan for quite a while, to the extent of having an autographed copy of Guy Fieri's first cookbook from the show.
OK, the food was good, but the long drives where we could talk - about the places we were going, about the places he would be going, about random nonsense, about nothing - those long drives were the best part. Not even a fully battered and deep-fried bacon cheeseburger could compete, and that's saying something.
So, next time you're looking for an excuse to drive and talk - and wouldn't mind a fun meal half-way through the driving part - give one of these a try. Both are highly recommended.