For part three of my continuing series, St. Louis’s perfect slinger, Bob and I went to the Courtesy Diner this past Sunday, after doing a ton of yardwork. I have a picture of that too, but I don’t see the point in showing anyone that. So, without looking at a menu, I order a slinger, of course. Bob gets his usual eggs and hashbrowns.
Here’s the fellows cooking for us. Tehy did a pretty good job at cooking our meal. However, they weren’t very good at listening…or were ignoring us on purpose. More on that later. This is how far away we were. The little thing there that says Courtesy Diner, that was our menu. So I decided to see how much I was paying for my slinger, it was only $5.50! Sweet. That’s the cheapest yet.
So, here’s the slinger itself! When I ordered it, the man asked if I wanted cheese and jalepenos. Well of course I did. (What was not told to me was that I did have to pay extra for them, seems like cheese on a slinger shouldn’t be an extra should it?)
So, the slinger itself was spectacular and I greatly enjoyed it. The jalapenos gave it a nice kick, so I didn’t need to put any salt and vinegar based hotsauce on it. Every greasy spoon has the cheapest hot sauce on the table that they can find, and they’re always very salty and very vinegary. Typically, you don’t even know what kind of peppers were put into that sauce.
However…the service…so..after a bit we’re waiting for akv to show up, and we hear, only two more minutes of ordering on the grill. So, for a solid ten minutes, I’m trying to get the attention of the people in front of me, ya know the ones about a yard away, to turn around, as I’m saying I need to add to my order while we still can, and they won’t. The guy who took our order makes eye contact with me as he was returning, and just turns around.
Then our food comes, and I tell the kid, I need to add to the order, and he says, sorry, can’t. I told him about the past 10 minutes, and he just says sorry. It’ll be about 45 minutes till we can use the grill again. Twenty minutes after akv left, he says we can order her food now. Very nice.