I wanted a hamburger for lunch, but didn't want to cook it. Plus, I had no ground beef in the frige. I really wanted a Pick-Qwik bacon cheeseburger, however I didn't to drive to Fife. Tatanka Take-Out is close by, but their bison burgers are too lean . . . and usually over cooked . . . and pretty much tasteless. I thought I would try out Carl's Jr. I've eaten there once and it was worth a second try, unless there were a bunch of cars parked outside. I had to wait.
I drove down Sixth Avenue and Carl's had a number of cars out front. I drove past and found myself singing "Louisiana Fast." I pulled into Popeye's Chicken. I know, a long way from a burger, however if I can't get exactly what I want I'm open for options. I thought I would try the Surf and Turf.
I was a little disappointed that the chicken was strips and not pieces, but I bit the bullet. I ordered and chose BBQ Bold as a dipping sacue. There was no one in line. It seemed like seconds later a tray and my food were placed on the counter. It happened so fast, I didn't get a chance to ask about butter and honey for my bisuit or ketchup for my fries.
I took my tray and a cup of sweet tea to a table. I hadn't asked for tartar sauce but had a little cup of it. It was tasty. The surf was a little strange. You're supposed to get four shrimp. I think there were two full shrimp and perhaps five or six other little pieces that could have formed another three. It was a little strange eating the tail of a shrimp by it self. Usually I eat a battered shrimp or prawn and leave the tail. Then when I'm done I eat each tail. This configuration threw me off my game.
The chicken strips were good and those I dipped in the Bold BBQ sauce. I still prefer the pieces to the strips, however.
I love Popeye bisuits and the southern sweet tea. I bought an extra one. I ate the biscuits without honey or jam and resisted the temptation to buy half a dozen more and take them home for an afternoon snack. There are a number of recipes on the internet to duplicate Popeye's, but it's just so much easier to buy them and eat them. I like to get them home and butter them and then eat a couple with apricot or raspberry jam and save a couple for breakfast. I owe it to myself to buy a bunch and hold them over for the next morning so I can make bacon, eggs, and gravy to go along with my Popeye's Biscuits. It sounds like a good mid-morning nap to follow a wonderful breakfast.