2017-06-16 Lot 2 – Delayed Review.. 2.5

This one kinda makes me a little sad. I remember when I first had the Lot 2 cheeseburger a couple of years ago and thought it was the bomb. Something about the sauce and the way it was cooked. It was juicy and tasty and the fries and mustard dip were also amazing. But when I had it this week (and it has been quite a while since I have been to Lot 2), it was disappointing.

I went with my friend Amy earlier this week after seeing a show in Benson and so it was late and there were not a lot of people there. Our waiter was good-looking, and nice, and helpful. He was also patient while we deliberated over what drinks to order from the cocktail menu. I ordered the one with vodka as the base, since I’m a vodka girl and the name of it was something so appropriate, like “My own complication”. I don’t remember, I’ll have to call and ask because I remember thinking “That is so me”.

Unfortunately, the waiter and the cocktails were the highlight and perhaps the kale salad coming in third. The salad was exactly how I had remembered and aside from having too many capers, it was pretty delicious. The cheeseburger, as I eluded to, was not good.

The first time it came out, it was extremely rare. So rare, infant, that the bottom bun was literally soggy and smashed down flat to the plate. Totally gross. Since we split it, the first thing we did was cut it down the middle and knew immediately it was undercooked. We had asked for medium. I remember that place sort of undercooking before, slightly. Sort of like asking for medium and getting medium rare, but this was totally off.

We had it sent back and asked for a re-do. This is something I “rarely” do. Haha. When it came out the second time, it was like they over-compensated and it was now over-cooked. Not feeling into a three-peat, we went for it. The flavor was OK, but not as good as I remember and the bun to burger ratio was too high. There were bites that were only bun. I don’t remember the cheese situation (and that should always be memorable) and the other toppings, including the sauce, were also not noteworthy.

The fries were still pretty good, but by the time we were having them, they were not hot any longer and kind of limp.

With 3 being the middle of the 5 point scale, I have to come under that on this one and go with 2.5. Again, very disappointing, and that is totally a reflection of the cheeseburger itself and not the experience as a whole. I would definitely go back for more cocktails, the steak and frites main course, and another chat with that waiter. 😃

Check Please,
~Miss SugarCookie


2017-02-26 Sushi Sunday + Sister Time = Winning

The day today started out pretty good despite waking up with a nasty headache and skipping Jazzercise because of that. I took some meds and elected to stay in bed. I worked a little bit on my main blog and the organization of some of the pages and content. Later in the AM I made a nice home-cooked breakfast for my kids and then showered and got all prettied up to go out for the afternoon with my sister, Jamie. The same sister whose dog I looked after last night.

First we went for Sushi (because duh, what else would you have on Sushi Sunday) and then she had tickets to go see Pink Martini at the Holland Arts Center. The general crowd was much older than us and it was a 2PM show. I had no expectations and was thoroughly delighted. Most of the music was fun and full of energy and the singers very animated and amusing. Many of the songs were in foreign languages so props to them for having such a diverse set and doing what appeared to be a stellar job with all the accents. The backup music for the afternoon set was the Omaha Symphony, so that was also a treat.

There was one song in particular that they did which was a little melancholy and kind of made me weepy. Some random lyric about slowing life down and laying in the grass to listen to it grow. I don’t know. Maybe it was the music and maybe it was the 3 Purple Kimonos I had at Hiro, but it just made me really sad. Like sometimes I want so much for time to hurry up because I just can’t wait to get to the next thing that I’m not really stopping to enjoy the moment I am in right now. I was thinking “hey, girl, you need to enjoy life – what else are you here for?”.

I did, of course, very much enjoy my sister date and it’s always good to catch up after we have not seen each other one-on-one for a while. She’s a pretty amazing person and though there are miles of minutes between us, she is the person I am closest to in my family.

I gave her the rundown about the finale of things between Matt and I (and yes, I was wearing the ring), and she let me in on details about planning her honeymoon and also the start of their search to find a house. After our date she drove me home and the rest of my Sunday was very uneventful.

At the present moment, I’m really feeling the affects of only having 4.5 hours of sleep last night and probably will not be able to do much more with this day. But all things considered, I did successfully stop and enjoy many moments and that equates to winning.

Love Ya Sis,
Miss SugarCookie