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Five strikes at Red Robin May 25, 2016

Posted by Kenny Norman in north.
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IMG_9554 The Red Robin at 8190 North Shadeland Avenue has been open for eight months now, opening in early September. Since then, I have been there five times. Each experience, quite frankly, has been a poor one, especially when compared to the other Red Robins in central Indiana. The one on Shadeland is the first one in Indianapolis proper, and the closest to my house, so I was quite excited. However, I was disappointed to find that it was half the size of a standard Red Robin. Every time I eat there, the food takes three times as long to arrive as it would at the other Red Robins. I also notice the burgers are blander and the patties shrink more, and this has become a more prominent problem recently. I even began to question why I considered Red Robin my favorite burger place after my last few trips there, but then I realized all my recent trips were to the Shadeland location. The Michigan Road and Hamilton Town Center locations were amazing when last I went there! Worst of all, last night, I nearly got food poisoning. My stomach felt uneasy before I went to bad and there was this bad taste trying to come up. Uneasiness turned to aches throughout the night and I kept waking up with a terrible taste in my mouth. I almost felt like I was going to puke, but then I finally fell back asleep. I doubt I will actively pursue that particular Red Robin again. I end up trading taste and health for convenience.

Tonight at Teppanyaki May 9, 2016

Posted by Kenny Norman in east.
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Teppanyaki Grill & Buffet- East (12) My dad and I were once again having dinner at the east side Teppanyaki tonight. For those of you who don’t know, with Perkins gone, Teppanyaki is our most frequented restaurant. My dad accidentally left the headlights on and let the battery run down. He asked the manager if someone who was leaving soon had jumper cables and he sent his head chef out to our car with jumper cables. After a quick jump, our car started just fine in time for us to go to Menards. Now THAT’S service! The chef even quickly refused the $5 we offered afterward…twice! Also, the hibachi chef recognized me from my previous visits and asked if I wanted another plate before he shut down the grill. Again, very awesome! I don’t get that kind of recognition or response from the west side Teppanyaki.