Saturday, July 19, 2008

Horehound? Yep, I Got 'Em!

Okay, today I made good on my promise to buy some horehound drops to share with Kristin, Ryan, and my other pals at work (see this post from July 3). I found them for sale at Cost Plus World Market at Southlands. Here is the proof...a nice, fresh bag of horehound drops. I particularly like the subtext on the bag..."Brewed & steeped in copper kettles to enhance the horehound flavor" (emphasis mine).

I actually have not tasted a horehound drop since I was a child. Wouldn't it be funny if it turns out I actually like them now?

So Kristin, if you are reading this...get ready. The horehound drops are on the way. Or as Mister Burns on The Simpsons would say, "Release the hounds!"

Griff's Hamburgers

Today, I decided to try out a long time favorite of people I have talked to around town . . . Griff's Hamburgers on South Broadway in Denver. Griff's apparently was a chain that disappeared many years back, with a few remaining locations still in business on their own. The one in Denver is located on South Broadway, and while the building is typical of an old burger joint, the hamburgers have a wonderful taste that you don't get in your typical burger fare. From the article on Wikipedia linked above, it appears the largest concentration of remaining Griff's are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

So to start our Griff's experience today, we loaded up the Santa Fe with me, the lovely spouse, the oldest son and his wife, and the grandchildren and headed over to give Griff's a try. I have meant to do this for years, but for one reason or another, never got around to it.

The LS and I each had the Number 2 Combo (no, not THAT number 2), which was the cheeseburger, fries and Coke. Fast service, and while the burger was nothing special to look at, it definitely was a tasty treat.

I also have heard that there is a Griff's still operating in Arvada, Colorado just to the northwest of Denver, as well as others in various towns. If you want to give them a try, and there is one near you, I suggest you do so. Who knows how long some of them may be around.