Nestled just off campus of the University of Michigan is Krazy Jim's little burger shack. It's a place so small they don't even have washrooms so if you need to go, hit the local filling station first. We saw it featured on Diners, Drive Inns and Dives and both of us loving burgers, knew we had to pay a visit.
Blimpy Burger is one of those places where you'd best not mess up your order. They have a procedure. It's writen in stone. (And on their website). I had a slight hick up but it wasn't like the faux pas a woman trying to order after me made. "What would you like on your burger?" "Um, cheese..." "I don't do cheese..... Ma'am, what would you like?" "Cheese....." "Again, I don't do cheese!" "Oh sorry, can I get cheese....." "I! DON'T! DO! CHEESE!!!" She finally got the idea. This ordering process, while seemingly out of a Seinfeld episode is both for show and for efficiency. At 2:30 in the afternoon the line up was anywhere from 5 to 15 people deep. This with school out for the summer. Getting it right makes everything move a lot faster.
So....on to the burgers, after all, it is called Blimpy Burger. Done on the flat top as the best burgers usuall are, these mini patties are juicy and delicious.
I had a quad (4 patties on a single bun) with American cheese and bacon on an onion bun. Mrs. Sippi's order was similar. The bun and condiments were perfect for complimenting the meat, not hiding it. I had onion rings on the side and they were good. Breaded and deep fried right in front of me. Mrs. Sippi had fries. They were of the frozen variety but she still loved them.
You can visit Krazy Jim's at 551 S. Division, Ann Arbor, Mi. 48104 or on the web.
Well, until next time......