just read on the wolverine.com's d-line hotboard that Ray Drew, the number 18 player nationally, wants to take a visit to Ann Arbor. Not only to see the campus and the team, but to go to Blimpy's!!!! Here's to Blimpy Burger serving us well in food service and recruiting as well
Blimpy's does some recruiting
Hopefully he's ready to get yelled at and eat a good, but extremely overrated burger.
I frequented Blimpy Burger for a couple years, and I don't think I ever got yelled at for anything. My friend was, humorously, asked if he had a note from his doctor [fair enough, when one orders a quint w/ cheese, egg and bacon]; and I have heard the staff sigh when newbs ask for condiments out of order... but I think the vast majority of the people who have worked there in the last 8 years just don't have the personality to give you any guff.
I've seen someone get yelled at for being on the phone.
I got yelled at for being on the phone. I then left immediately before ordering.
Out of anger or out of fear?
a lunch joint around the corner from my office here in Chicago that has signs posted about "no cell phones allowed". When ignored/transgressed, the fire alarm goes off in excruciatingly loud fashion. Without fail.
So, you may want to avoid the place if you happen to be in the Loop.
Good sandwiches, though.
What place is that? Takes some gumption to try to keep people of their phones in the Loop during lunch. The first place that came to mind that might do something like that is the Berghoff, but I don't remember ever hearing a fire alarm in there.
And continuing the Chicago theme - Blimpy employees have never yelled at someone like Wiener's Circle people. Not even close.
I don't know who's -'ing but i find value in your posts.
I've seen them yell at a little kid for sitting down and having his parents order for him. They said he's big enough to start doing it himself. Which may have been true, but I think it intimidated the hell out of the kid (who looked to be about 7 or 8). It made my own son (who was still small enough to get away with this, at the time) not want to go back for a long time.
My wife wouldn't get yelled at, but when she'd order the veggie burger they'd always make fun of her and act like it was a big pain to go in the back to the freezer to grab one. I always laughed.
The funniest thing I saw was a forty-ish man ordering a single. The guy asked "Is that for a child? No? Then how about a double."
My favorite Blimpy moment:
Old woman working the grill: What kind of cheese you want?
My friend: What kind of cheese do you have?
Woman: We have every kind of cheese. What do you want?
Friend: I'll have Mozzarella.
Woman: We don't have mozzarella! Get to the back of the line, and be ready by the time you're back here!
Similar to my first Blimpy's moment when I was a wee Freshman...and Blimpy's virgin.
Counterguy: What'll you have?
Dumb Freshman (me): A cheeseburger
Counterguy: No shit. What is this your first time here?
Dumb Freshman (me): Uh....yeah.
Counterguy: Jesus Christ....normally you'd be at the back of the line, but I'll give you a break. Anything else?
Dumb Freshman (me): French fries.
Counterguy: Real fucking original.
Good but over-rated?
Oh oh okay...
"good, but extremely overrated"
He said Blimpy's, not In-N-Out.
It's good, very good. For a fast food burger. For non-West Coasters, it's basically on par with Five Guys (reasonable minds can differ). But it's not any better than a good burger-specialty joint.
I liken it to The Matrix. All things considered, it's much better than comparable stuff being produced. But is it life-altering on par with the way a lot of people talk about it? Not really.
(now engendering pro-In-N-Out and pro-Matrix backlash....)
don't make me go animal style on you.
woah, I just had In N Out for the first time this past weekend. It was pretty amazing
overpriced as well
Maybe, maybe from a strictly gastronomic viewpoint, Bilmpy's is overrated. But you have to buy into the unique character, the local institution-ness, the ability to turn eating into a test of will and stomach elasticity, and the endless options for customization as a whole. Then Blimpy's is awesome. If you're cynical about all that other shit, you're probably inclined to be contrary about the quality of the food also. And vice versa.
I agree, I hope they don't make the BIG MAN mad
exceptionally rude and forceful with him. I'd be depressed if I came all the way out there and they were polite.
theres the link. behind paywall
Someone needs to tell this kid about Zingerman's ASAP B.
Zingerman's Roadhouse for Mac and Cheese. It's so fucking delicious. Food Network even rated Roadhouse Mac and Cheese #1 in comfort food!
What's the Zingerman's Roadhouse. Is that a dish/sandwich or a new dining establishment? If the latter, I'm pretty excited.
Actually, if the former, I'm pretty excited too.
... I really miss Zingerman's...
By 94. I like it much better than the deli. Regular sit-down place. Highly recommend.
I haven't been there, but I'd always heard that the Roadhouse was crap, especially in comparison with the deli.
WILL SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT TO THINK?!?
is very good. There's more diverse selection of food, but I will go there for only one thing...... Mac and Cheese.
mmmmm, Mac and Cheese.....
I'd rather tell him about Maize and Blue deli.
Yeah... I went there.
I'd rather tell him about China Gate.
Yeah, I went there. (Way too many times in college.)
Think I'll go there tonight...
Chef Jan's got like six of 'em.
But seriously, I've never, ever had kung pao chicken as good as that at China Gate. I keep trying different places, and they're not even close.
Maybe he's a huge collector of 50 cent pieces and 2 dollar bills in a addition to wanting to come here.
How funny would that be if Blimpy's seals the deal? But of course after he is here Barwis gets him on a winner's diet and turns him into a beast.
Rich Rod should change his quote to we have blimpy's instead of our helmet has wings
How about no.
Crazy Jim's -- the purveyors of succulent excellence known as Blimpy Burgers -- is as much a part of Michigan and the Michigan Football experience as this blog.
Overrated? It's a frigging hamburger! In a world of mass produced homogeneity, Crazy Jim's is an homage to the unique. Think of a mashup of Seinfeld's Soup Nazi with '50s small town diner.
The best burger in town is by far the Zingerman's Roadhouse burger. Of course on the flip side the Roadhouse itself is overpriced. When Grizzly Peak has its special beer and burger week during the summer they have some great burgers, but sadly they only stick around for a week.
The most overrated burger in town is at Old Town. All the locals sing the praises of Knight's Meet Market beef and how it's amazing, but every time I've gone there I got an overcooked and somewhat thin burger.
I never got Blimpy. I like my burgers thick and juicy, not a half dozen little thin patties stacked together.
I thought The Arena had a pretty good thick burger as well.
5 guys will be opening up soon on state street
Five Guys will be an excellent place to grab a burger, simply because it is built upon the corpse of the Shaman Drum. After all those years of standing in line and waiting to buy my English books (well really only did that once, because after I started buying stuff online) and being herded through through the second floor of their store like a steer through a stockyard I'm going to walk in there, buy a burger from a national chain and eat it.
Suck it local establishment whose customer service was crap.
I disagree, to a degree. The textbook sales at Shaman Drum should be enshrined (enhelled?) as the 10th circle of the Inferno. However, the ordinary book sales in the store below were amazing. I always enjoyed vising the ordinary book store because their salespeople were fantastic and usually helped me find something interesting. But the people herders on the second floor should spend eternity flailing in a neck deep lake of molten lead.
places that treat you like the piece of shit you are, Weiner Circle in Chicago. I found that place just splendid
Don't forget dick's last resort
didn't ask for the chocolate shake, did you.
....er, did you?
holy shit those are some mean black women, i walked there late on night from my gf's apt and didnt know what to expect, I was so flustered they kind of aplogized after i got my food
Kind of creeps me out a little. A lot of the Wrigleyville frat boys like to come in there and toss n-bombs at the employees, who come right back with whatever foul and generally emasculating shit comes to the top of their heads. So, especially during the late-night shift, the employees are ready to fuck your shit up from the start. Is it a weird vacuum of political correctness where racial epithets are emptied of all their venom, or is it just sick excuse for drunk white people to voice all their usually pent-up racism? Both? Beats the fuck out of me.
I think the couple of times I've been there I've been too fucked up to really carefully observe the place from an anthropological standpoint, but there is a seriously weird dynamic there.
And then there's the milkshake. I'm still not sure whether I think that's an urban legend or not.
If you go between 1-2am people are throwing 20s down every couple minutes for a chocolate shake. they can only shake that chocolate so many times a night. but its not an urban legend thats for sure.
I hope someone has the good sense to make sure that burger involves a fried egg and an onion roll.
Meh, he really doesn't have any offers.
I hope you're being sarcastic, 'cause he's got like 20+ offers
is this the mystery 5 star Sam was talking about the other day? Or do we just want to keep making outrageous claims about the quality of BB?
It's not outrageous if the claim is that it is delicious but yes I would assume this is guy Sam was talking about.
that he was keeping on the DL?
Can't go to the Roadhouse without thinking about Bill Knapp's.
Has an article on the Knapp's this month. Nostalgia at it's finest. Though so long as I can keep buying the cakes, I can survive.
Blimpy Burger i love, I played Water Polo in HS with the owners kids.
Only place I miss more is Knights