Tenderloin Appreciation Society – Slater Field Work

Last Sunday, after an emotional church service, Teresa and I went to Luther because I was having a hankering for the tenderloin there and I badly need to get started on the Tenderloin Trail 2.0. As we approached the restaurant, it was clear that is was so packed that there wasn’t anywhere to park. Rather than wait, we soldiered on.

I headed east and then south to Slater. We have often dined at Cole’s in Slater, but I’m efforting to try places that I haven’t supped at before and I have heard promising things about Nite Hawk. That is where we ended up. It was busy, but we were able to get a table right away.

My 5 word review is, they have a really good tenderloin.

Here are some cruddy cell phone pictures:

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Tenderloining at Nite Hawk Bar & Grill

Here is how I break down the experience:


+ Good bun.
+ Toasted bun.
+ Good cut of meat. Good thickness.
+ Proper meat to bun ratio.
+ Flavorful breading.
+ Fried mushrooms were divine. The onion rings were also good.
+ Service was really good.


+ Standard is with lettuce and tomatoes, which don’t belong on a tenderloin.
+ The tenderloin doesn’t come with fries or anything standard, so that is an extra cost.
+ Red onions.


+ Serve Coke products.

I will add that Teresa’s Reuben was also delicious. I had it for supper that night while I watched season 2 of YOU. I really, strongly dislike Love.

I’m not sure when the next tenderloin will come down the chute, but I’m hitting the open road on Sunday with Michelle, so it is certainly possible that it will be soon.


This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is RELIGION:


RELIGION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a RELIGION picture? It is simply a picture of anything relating to the practice of a RELIGION. It can be a book used in the practice of a RELIGION. It can be a building that is used in the practice of a RELIGION. It could be a symbol of a RELIGION. It can be a picture of somebody practicing their RELIGION. So many possibilities!

Happy photo harvesting!

9 thoughts on “Tenderloin Appreciation Society – Slater Field Work”

  1. It also looks like it wasn’t packed in there, which is always a bonus.

    So… when we were in Curacao last March/April, I started YOU on the plane ride. It got a little too intense for me around the time he clubbed the Salinger girl with a rock, and I stopped. Is it worth powering through that?

  2. Yeah, definitely a bonus.

    I don’t know that I recommend YOU. It is solid, probably not great. Can you watch something where you probably won’t like any of the characters, including the main character?

    If Peach getting rock to the noggin was too intense, then probably should just cut bait, becaue you definitely won’t like what happens to her or a few of the other characters.

    I think Season 1 is the strongest season as Season 2 and 3 concentrate on a character named Love who is completely unbearable.

  3. That was maybe a more precise pinpoint of my issue with it. It made me tense, and I didn’t actually like anyone, so it made it feel like there wasn’t a great point. Wait – I liked the poor little boy who liked books and then tried to murder his mom’s boyfriend. But that was a super-sad situation that didn’t feel like it was going to get better.

    It’s not like it was scary – it just was NOT island low-effort viewing. It made me tense without any payoff, unlike a lot of suspense shows/movies where I really like a character. (Also, it bummed me out to think of a world where Salinger’s descendants were all a-holes.) I definitely would not like what happened. I’ll maybe see if I can just read an overview of the remaining episodes.

    I also should clarify – I do watch drama and thrillers, I don’t expect everything to have a good ending. I almost never watch rom-coms, etc. It just was not what I enjoyed right then.

  4. Yeah, you won’t like the neighbor boy in the end.

    In the second season, their is a neighbor teen girl, that is probably the best, or most likable character, on the entire run of the show.

    Ethan from the first season is likable too. I wish he would have returned for the next two seasons.

    It is like DEXTER, only not as good as DEXTER in its peak and not as bad as DEXTER in its lows.

  5. Aw, man. That sucks. That was sort of the thing – I could sort of see that they were working on destroying all of the likable characters in one way or another. I enjoyed Ethan, and think I saw him on CRASHING, but assumed that he was going to get killed after discovering something in the basement of the bookstore. It seemed like the neighbor boy was taking the same route as the main character (I don’t remember his name – Dan from GOSSIP GIRL).

    I never saw more than about six episodes of DEXTER! We stopped subscribing to movie channels in the middle of the first season, and I’ve heard such varied reviews that it’s been hard to pick it back up.

  6. Paco (the neighbor boy) makes a choice in the last episode of Season 1. And it is a choice that might not make you hate him, but boy will you be disappointed.

    Here is the definitive review of DEXTER.

    Season 1 – Interesting, let’s see where they go with this.
    Season 2 – Really good!
    Season 3 – This is great!
    Season 4 – Is this the best show ever?
    Season 5 – Well, it was due to have a not so great season, but it will bounce back.
    Season 6 – 2 bad seasons is just a slump, can happen to anyone.
    Season 7 – Does this show suck now, cause this definitely feels like it sucks.
    Season 8 – That was the stupidest end to a television series in history. I hate the world now.

    Ethan gets a happy ending. He lives and hooks up with Blythe. Guinevere Beck’s literary “competition”.

  7. That arc for DEXTER sort of reminds me of TWIN PEAKS, but on a much longer timeframe. I loved the first season and enjoyed a lot of the second season… but then the ending was the worst, and it also made the FIRE WALK WITH ME movie awful. (I was going to start watching the new season while on that same plane ride, but then was going to be left with no way to watch any more than a couple of episodes, so went with YOU.)

    I’m not sure that definitive guide is going to make me rush out and stream the series.

  8. It really shouldn’t. It is more of a cautionary tale. The reboot better really lean into the lumberjack aspect of the first series finale.

    Although I have to confess to having high hopes for the SEX AND THE CITY reboot.

  9. I love that I’m seeing that they’re being open about, “These are women in their 50s and up. They are going to have grey hair and wrinkles.” There is a lot wrong with SATC at a high level… but I think there are definitely certain empowering aspects.

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