Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Hat, Lake Forest
Remember when I used to post about food? Do you remember that?
Well there just aren't enough food posts these days. Mostly you all just want to see the Peanut so I combined the two for your viewing pleasure.
Yesterday B and I headed over to The Hat for a light lunch.
OK, that was just a straight lie. This my friends is one order of chili fries.
The first time we went to The Hat we had no idea that an order of fries was this big and we almost got two.
Whenever you get something with chilli they ask if you would like cheese, tomato and pickles. I don't really get it. B didn't order cheese (how can anyone ever say no to cheese) but the tomatoes and pickles really cut the heaviness of the chilli.
The order is HUGE.
They also serve gravy fries which I love. It's the same amount of fries (easily enough for 4 or 5 people) covered in a thick brown gravy.
Peanut sees our fries and thinks the whole world has gone crazy.
He may be right.
I had their specialty with is the pastrami dip. Love.
To be honest, I had been eating the fries while I was holding Peanut and by the time I passed him to B and started eating this I didn't even make it thru 1/2 my sandwhich.
There are condiments galore. I like to add the creamy horseradish sauce to my pastrami.
Did I mention that the food is cheap? It is and then you take into consideration the amount of food and it's really cheap.
We rounded out our meals with rootbeer and Orange Bang.
Somewhere in here is B's chilli cheese dog.
I had this guy for dessert.
He sat there grinning at me the entire time I ate and I just couldn't help but gobble him up whole.