My last update mentioned i was in Cininnatti and Phoenix the last few weeks... I didn't get into much detail... I was watching Godfather Part 2 while I typed it out. While in Phoenix, after my round at Karsten, a client of ours recommended we all go for dinner at Heart Attack Grill.
For those who haven't heard of it, Heart Attack Grill is a place in Phoenix serving Burgers, Fries, Beer & Smokes. LOL. It has received a lot of press from multiple countries and even national attention in the states. Yeah, it's counter to the whole healthy eating movement going on right now -- and that's the point.
Advertised as "Taste Worth Dying For", the Heart Attack grill serves burgers in the Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple Bypass variety. It's fries are cooked in... you guessed it... LARD. Yeah, i was on a diet before going on this business trip... it had to be put "on hold" shall we say.
Arriving at the restaurant, i was greeted to a building which appears to be an old dairy queen or something similar. Usually our corporate customers are fairly "up there" in terms of income so I knew we weren't here for the food. We were greeted by our waitress who was dressed in a Naughty Nurses outfit. You can check out some pics over at the restaurant's Blog. The guys in the kitchen wear orderly's (sp?) outfits and generally it has a clean, but somehow dirty feel to it. This is the sort of place a bunch of dirty poker bloggers would LOVE. Shouts out to the likes of Dr. Pauly and AlCantHang for this restaurant is truly one made for them.
Our associates were already there drinking bottles of coke (note, bottles, not fountain drinks), beer and such on the patio and indicated that my only menu choice was a double bypass with fries. The burger arrived shortly after and... well... it's huge. I was the only one to finish it, and they all looked at me with a mix of awe and disgust as their puny digestive systems only allowed them to eat half in most cases. I skipped the fries though, just picked at a few.
I am told that orders of a triple bypass or more will garner you a ride in their famous wheelchair pushed to your car by their naughty nurses. I'll keep the two arteries I have left, thanks.
The heart attack grill's food was pretty tasty -- good not great, sort of a once every 6 month crash off the ole' diet wagon if I lived anywhere near it. I recommend White Spot in western canada for better tasting burgers, but definitely the wait staff isn't anywhere near as attractive nor skimpily clothed.
Hit it up folks. It'll probably be a one-time visit for most of you, but it's worth trying for sure. Kudos to the entrepreneur behind the restaurant for knowing how to get cheap (free) press too through tonnes of bad publicity.