Two weekends ago we got our first taste of an infamous South Loop mainstay, the White Palace Grill, which is located on the corner of Roosevelt and Canal. Although we've driven by it many times, we've never actually stepped foot inside.
There was a wait for booths, so we opted for the first available seat which ended up being the counter by the cash register. The menu was pretty standard, but for some reason I was having a tough time making a decision. The rest of the group didn't have that problem as they quickly ordered country-fried steak, jalapeno poppers and some roast beef sandwich. In a last second decision, I made a mistake and went for a hot dog.
It was busy, so the food took much longer then it should have. Maybe the waitress didn't put our order in or maybe they just had a ton of orders, regardless the food took awhile. Regardless, the scene was entertaining so the time passed. Once we got our food, the winner seemed to be the fellow with the country-fried steak. The hot dog was pretty gross (especially how it looked) and the roast beef sandwich although good, wasn't what our friend wanted (it was open face style).
Guy Fieri, the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. So apparently he's been there.
Also, when we were leaving it got a little dicey as the cops were called on a man who was trying to skip out on a bill. The on premise security guard had to run out of the place to stop the man. Luckily for us we were also leaving so we didn't see what came of that situation.