Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cowboy Slims

Yuck, did I really just go here to eat? Yes, I did. Looking for some quick bar food in Uptown and this is where we landed. I probably didn't even tell anyone I ate here because I was so embarrassed, but here I am.

Hello, my name is __________ and I ate at Cowboy Slims...

During a Thursday afternoon, the place was just packed floor to ceiling. We waited and waited and finally got a seat at this amazing dining establishment. Jokes. We were the only ones in the joint, our waitress was rude, the food was okay, should have gone to William's down the street. I guess if you were forced out against your will by a frat boy and all they would let you eat is stuff off the Cowboy Slims menu, then by all means, DO IT!

I had the buffalo chicken wrap (yup, out of my comfort zone, thinking outside the box) and my friend had some sort of salad. I tried to look up the menu information on their website, but apparently that too was designed by an infant. Bland, boring, blah, blah, blah, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. The waitress and her new employee shadow were so busy with their non-existent other tables that they only managed to check on us once. I enjoyed the conversation and the let us never speak of this again...

So there you have it folks, I wouldn't pick death over eating at Cowboys Slims, but I'd be pretty friggin close.

Here's what fellow food enthuists from Yelp had to say...

"One guy drank the last of our beer and tried to sell us drugs. When I was walking to the bathroom, two dudes slapped my ass at the same time and started chanting "U-S-A U-S-A."
--Brian L., St. Paul

"I've never seen more tools in one place in my life...and I've been to Vegas!!"
--Lauren R., Minneapolis

"If this isn't the embarrassing poop stain of Minneapolis, I don't know what is."
--Ryan J., Minneapolis

Well said friends, well said.


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But good news, I am back and ready to write and be really mean to people who work really hard to serve me food (kidding about the last part). I've been eating a lot lately, so be ready for a flood of entries, with little to no visual aides (sad face). Also, you can follow me on at BananaWoo where you might find a few random food picture postings.


Burger Jones

3200 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55416-4512
(612) 746-0800

Open daily from 11:00am to 1:00am
HH from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and again from 9:00pm to close

Burger Jones, one of the newest of the Parasole dining establishment offspring (also overseers of Manny's Steakhouse, Chino Latino, Salut Bar Americain, Muffuletta, Pittsburgh Blue Steakhouse, Good Earth, The Living Room, Prohibition, Burger Jones, Il Gatto, and Uptown Cafeteria).

Is it worth the wait? No. That's why the lines have died down since opening. Sorry Mr. Jones, I don't mean to be harsh, but with your limited menu, sub-par freedom fries, and mediocre Uptown trendy diner design, you leave much to be desired. I have been back 3 times since opening. I will not poo-poo where poo-poo is not due. However, nothing has struck me hard. Nothing wakes me in the night saying "you need some Burger Jones!". It's not horrible, it's just not amazing.