The Grunion was driving us batty this past Saturday and we needed to get him out of the house. Preferably to a public place where he could drive OTHER people batty and thus transfer some of the batty onto them. Thanks to the Fayetteville Flyer we knew there was a new joint (opened super-recently on 1/4/14) called Deluxe Burger located in the old train depot on Dickson Street that was formally the Rowdy Beaver.
Standard setup. Big open room with a bar at one end.
Let's see...basket of hand cut fries for $2.95. Let's do it!
GRUNION: I dunno about this place fat man. I can't find anything about it on Yelp.
GIBBY: That's cause it's brand new. They've only been open two days.
GRUNION: I don't do anything now unless I see a review first. I'll be having a milkshake only.
GIBBY: Is he allowed to do that?
AMY: (sing song) Don't care....don't care....order me a beer....
Amy and I split the "Hot" burger. It had a lot of hot stuff on it.
It also came with some pretty good house-made chips.
The basket of fries arrived and...oh my! $2.95 for this is definitely a bargain.
Here is a shot with a fork to show scale. The basket is about 3 inches deep.
The skin proved the handcutedness (new word) and they were cooked very well.
There was a mixture of spices/flavors on the fries that I had never tasted before. Soooo good. I flagged down the "walk around to tables and ask how everything was guy" to ask him about the seasoning. He told me that the seasoning had salt, pepper, celery salt, cayenne, and BACON POWDER THEY MAKE FROM PULVERIZED BACON! WHA???
I'm not even supposed to be eating fries right now (weight loss, blah blah blah), but I nommed these things down to dust. Very good.
The only problem with the fries is that the basket I got didn't have a single fry over about two inches. I don't know if they do that on purpose, or if I got the bottom of the batch, but either way it was a bit off-putting (but not by much). 9.5 out of 10.
P.S. The burgers are really good, but I don't care about burgers.
P.P.S. The Grunion wanted me to deduct points because "Drops of Jupiter" by Train came on over the speakers while we were there.