Sunday, July 27, 2008

Saturday Night Eats

We started out last night with the intention of finding out if the crazy-hyped Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill was worth the trip...unfortunately when we got there we found a "doorman" of sorts keeping the line outside so it didn't get too crowded inside....we looked at each other and realized it wasn't our thing for a Saturday night out and we'd rather head somewhere with table service...so we wandered down Pennsylvania Avenue to Mr. Henry's!

Mr Henry's Mr Q? What kind of a culinary selection is that? It's been around forever and hasn't changed a thing in many, many years...which is exactly why we wanted to check it out!

We were a little apprehensive when we walked by and there might have been 3 tables full inside, but the outside patio was fairly crowded and it was a nice night so we decided to sit outside...

Our waitress was very attentive and friendly and gave us suggestions of her favorite items on the menu...Chartreusy almost ordered a chicken philly cheese sub but after our waitress got done talking about the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich($9.45) he went for that...she did such a good sales job that the Gardener and AJ decided they wanted a buffalo chicken sandwich as well...

Mr Q has nothing good to say about bleu cheese so he passed and went with a cheeseburger($8.95)...and asked for full basket of fries($4.95) for the table...pitchers of Miller Lite($12.95) were also consumed...

AJ gave his buffalo chicken an enthusiastic thumbs up and said he'd definitely order it again...the Gardener didn't love his...something about the bleu cheese being overwhelming...and Chartreusy gave his sandwich one jazz hand...which I think means he didn't hate it, and didn't love it...

AJ was not happy with the fries...which were actually greasy potato wedges, so he ordered a 1/2 basket of rings($3.75)...we all tried one (actually I stole one without asking and was chastised for it...apologies again AJ)...they were great...crispy and hot...My cheeseburger was pretty good...greasy but good. I'd order it again...

Overall, if you find yourself on Cap Hill and looking for greasy bar food, we'd recommend it...Mr. Henry's is exactly what it appears to be...an old establishment where you get decent bar food...nothing more, nothing less.

PS to Remington's and Be Bar (our post-dinner spots)...$5 cover charges are annoying when you just want to go someplace for a beer after dinner...and I'm not saying that just because I'm cheap (which I can be) - it just seems like $5 a head can't generate that much cash for you (judging by the number of people inside either place) but it DOES generate negative goodwill from a customer viewpoint when you're asked for money at the front door of an establishment for the privilege of going inside to spend more money for overpriced cocktails...just a thought.

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