Looked up the menu for a nearby Golden Rule restaurant in Trussville, and picked out some healthier options on a whim, and decided to take my lunchbreak at GR. I get there just after the lunch crowd rush, and its still pretty busy. Average age was 55 or so, mostly men, seated at tables. No counter to sit at or even a single young waitress, as I’d seen at other GR’s. Reminded me of an old cafeteria for seniors, so I decided then and there to order my stuff to take back to my office.
I looked at the "lunch buffet" items for some vegetable sides, and everything looked cold, dried out, or just the gross bottom scrapings remained. Even the mac n cheese was disturbing to see. So I opted for corn and, since everything else is fried anyway, decided on French fries.
Service was pretty quick, and the cashier seemed sorta friendly, but when she charged me for my lil’ bbq sandwich and 2 sides, the price was higher than what the on-line menu had said.
The sandwich was a bit small, hardly had BBQ taste or sauce, but the corn on the cob was great ! It looked like 1/3 of a cob, not buttered or salted. The French fries I think were the worst I’ve had in over 10 years. They were the thin, brown style fries, soggy, oily and cold. No salt. Just pools of greasy oil running off mushy brown fries. In the garbage they went. So for about $7, I found myself about $2 of soul food with 10 minutes of Southern hospitality.
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