Last night was supposed to be a dinner with a friend that we haven't seen in ages, but a dodgy stomach got in the way and Chris and I found ourselves on our own in Soho at 7pm, on an unintentional date. We had been to one of the cinemas in Leicester Square to watch "Broadway Idiot", a documentary that captures the process of making Green Day's album "American Idiot" into a Broadway musical with the same name. The film was amazing, and I think I might just be a closet Green Day fan now. But watching a film and not eating popcorn makes me a tiny bit cranky, so dinner was in the cards. We really wanted to go to Flatiron, a steak place that is supposed to be good, but this no-reservation trend Soho restaurants are going for lately, makes me even more cranky. I don't want to wait 1 hour for a table, I'm already hungry, so we went to the next best thing: a burger place. Luckily Soho is a good place to be stranded with no dinner reservation as there are restaurants absolutely everywhere, so when we walked past Grill Shack it just seemed like a good idea. I'm not going to say this place is amazing for a romantic dinner, or that it will blow you away, but you will get a good burger and crispy, delicious fries that will keep you happy until your next meal. Grill Shack is essentially a non-fast food fast food place. Makes sense? You are seated by a waiter, but you order and pay at the till, and then the food is delivered to your table. It's a bit confusing, but we managed.
Starting off with southern style chicken nuggets with chipotle dip is never wrong. I went for a classic burger with cheese and bacon and Chris had the special; Pulled pork with slaw, and we shared 2 types of fries. Normally I prefer the matchstick fries, but the seasoned ones were over the top good, I couldn't stop eating them.
It all just makes me think that I am a bit too hung up on burgers lately, as this is basically all we eat at restaurants. Must remember to widen my food horizon. And I can't lie, I am forever searching for a Mexican all-you-can-eat style of place with amazing food at a reasonable price. Why is that so difficult?
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x