Well, we gave in and went to the Grumpy Grizz the other day. Actually, the last two days.
Yesterday, we had already eaten but the baby hadn’t so we drank coffee while she had a Mickey Mouse pancake.
“Mickey bear!” she said as it was placed in front of her.
Then this morning, I was hoping they were still serving breakfast after 11am because we got there at exactly 11:05am.
“Nope, breakfast is over,” we were told. Darn! Both the Grizz and Fast Eddy’s are pretty militant about ending breakfast at 11am. How hard is it to serve eggs any time? I personally find eggs easier to make than, say, a burger.
Yesterday, in classic “Small World” form, my husband started chatting with some Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club truck drivers who were on their way to Anchorage. One of them was from Missoula, Montana where my husband also grew up. Turns out the man was best friends with the younger brother of one of my husband’s best friends from high school. Of all places to meet – the Grumpy Grizz Cafe in Tok, Alaska. Small, small world.
The verdict on the Grizz?
I like the woman who waited on us both days. Everyone who works there does seem like they might be grumpy but are actually quite nice.
The food was fine. Today the baby had a cup of chicken noodle soup that she proclaimed to be “TAYSTEE!”
Burgers were on the small side compared to the mondo burgers at Fast Eddy’s, but I hadn’t had breakfast and was a little hung over from indulging in one too many little glasses of wine the night before so mine was “taystee” to me.
Today, however, the smoke in the designated smoking area in the back was permeating into the front room, and there are few things I hate more in a restaurant than smelling smoke while eating or leaving an establishment smelling of smoke. I don’t know when I became such a wuss about smoke, but I do tend to like smoke-free environments.
Still, I really like that waitress. She reminds me of the gals I used to work with in my waitressing days. Same with the counters and the short order cook at the grill. Going to the Grizz is a bit nostalgic for me.