Monday, May 16, 2011

Splitting a Burger @ Quinn's Pub

Dan & I had plans to meet up with Ruth at Quinn's Pub for a bite before seeing 'Women In Peril' at Annex Theater. Ever since they inked the date on the calendar, we've been dreaming of a Quinn's burger.

Sadly, Ruth fell under the weather this week, and couldn't join us. But the play's director, our pal Jason, was able to come by and share a drink with us.

I enjoyed The Conquistador - a tequila/rum cocktail with honey and habanero - which had just enough heat to warm your throat, but no enough to make your lips burn. And the tequila/rum combo was surprisingly delicious, rather than overwhelmingly boozy. I guess I've been a sucker for a spicy cocktail lately. I figure, if a bloody mary can have tabasco and horseradish sauce, why not put some heat in a tequila drink?

Even though we'd both been dreaming of their burger, we did the sensible thing and split one.

We ordered it rare and for the first time in my life, the chef cooked the burger REALLY rare. It was borderline tartare in the middle - pink and delicious. We cut it in half and each devoured them, pausing only to shove some of their hand cut fries into our pie holes...

... or to scarf down some of the delicious grilled asparagus we ordered as a side.

The service and the food were impeccable, and even though Ruth couldn't join us, we had Jason as wonderful company. And Jason's show - a campy parody of all those 90's Lifetime movies starring folks like Judith Light and Meredith Baxter Birney (and often Aiden Quinn) - was a perfect end to the evening.

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G. Sexton said...

I have to say, Quinn's has one of the best burgers in town. The Painted Hills beef is yumm-o, and like you said, they will actually cook it how you like it. What a concept.

Did they still have the grilled octopus on the menu?

what's cookin', good lookin'? said...

I didn't see grilled octopus - though I might've just glossed over it since we were dead set on a burger (and we had grilled octopus just the other night - which sounds like a super bourgeois thing to say, no?)