Sometimes a girl just needs to take herself out on the town for a cheeseburger, and when that girl loves old school diners, the Inglewood Drive-In is the perfect spot.
When I arrived on a rainy Sunday, Mother’s Day actually, there were only about three booths being used, but the line was long with take-out. The best part on entering is the giant elephant ride for the kiddies – didn’t get a photo, but you can see it on the website, here. The second best part is the music. Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette. You name it, this place was playing all the best of the good ol’ country.
For a drive-in, Inglewood has a pretty sweet burger collection, and likes to include song lyrics in the names – such as the 100 Million Angels Singing – which I dig.
I stuck with the classic bacon cheeseburger with fries and a chocolate shake. I sat down to wait checking out the Jays game on the one small television, enjoying the music and checking out the photos of old Inglewood on the walls. The cook brought the meal right to my table and be still my beating heart, crinkle cut fries. In my world crinkle cut fries are right up there on my love scale with my wife, and cheeseburgers. They are divine.
The cheeseburger was an ideal size and not too full of sauce as to have me reaching for all the napkins, but just right. It looked to be over-bunned, but wherever they get/bake their buns, it was light and hella tasty.
The shake wasn’t too think, wasn’t too thin, and had good chocolate flavour.
I will so be back one day.