A couple Saturdays back after Logan and I did some photography for Sleeping Angels, we need to get a meal. We were going to eat burgers and dogs with the motorcyclists (if time permitted) but the map mishap cost us that chance. So after we concluded taking pictures by the Mile Long Bridge, we searched out sustenance. (You might see the word sustenance being used more on this bat channel because I am no longer allowed to use it at the Computer Mine.)
We stumbled across a road sign for a place called “Destination Grille” in Grimes. I had never heard of it and thought it might be some small town greasy spoon, this guy’s favorite type of restaurant, but it was not. It is in a giant building. I don’t know anything about it, but I can tell you that beaucoup dinero went into getting this place up and going. This was a fancy pants restaurant. Perfect for two dudes that were just tromping around in a bunch of mud under a bridge. One of us taking pictures of what I will describe as a painting of hairy strawberries with a weird stem that has wings coming off of it. A picture that would become a topic of conversation at his dinner that night, but that is a story I, I mean “he” will keep to himself and that text chat group.
We were both pretty famished by then, so we grabbed a seat and looked over their menu.
We started with the Mexican Street Corn Dip ($15.00). It was described on the menu as “Spicy, cheesy corn dip with cauliflower pita chips”.
I’m just going to cut to the chase. This is one of the best appetizers I’ve had in my life. I’d put this on the list of my favorite appetizers. A list that consists of Black and Tan Onion Rings from Dublin Bay, Irish Nachos from Dublin Bay, Fried Mushrooms from Wallaby’s, Reuben Eggrolls from Whiskey River, this weird fried cheese wheel I once had in Pittsburgh, and the Chicken Nacho’s at Skip’s. I am sure there are more, but those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head.
I had the Candied Bacon Cheeseburger ($16.00) which the menu describes as “1/2 pound patty, candied bacon, 5-cheese blend, toasted brioche bun”. For my side I had the artichokes. The sides don’t appear on their online menu, so I can’t give you a better description of that.
Candied Bacon Cheeseburger
Logan had the Pastrami Reuben ($15.00) which the menu describes as “House-made sliced pastrami, sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, thousand islands, marble rye”. He had fries for his side.
The big picture is that my burger wasn’t all that great. I would not get it again. However, I did love my artichoke side. Logan also loved his Reuben and his fries.
“The 5 Cheese Blend” was a disappointment.
The bacon wasn’t that great either actually.
But I still ate it all. I might have licked the dish the artichokes came in.
$28.36. Before tip. But in retrospect, I should have bought Logan’s meal too.
This combination hand dryer/water faucet was the truth though. Worth the price of admission.
How could anybody eat such an adorable creature?
The bottom line is that I would eat there again. I don’t know I would pursue it, if I wasn’t already in the area. But if I did, it would be for that Mexican Street Corn Dip.
Destination Grille is located at:
3941 East 1st