Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Heart Attack on Every Plate . . .

When we announced that we were going to a show in Birch Run, Michigan, customers who knew told us two things -- make sure to hit the outlet mall (obviously), and make sure to eat at Tony's I-75 Restaurant. We were told that Tony's is a Birch Run legend. No kidding . . .

Too bad my son wasn't with us -- Ryan would have felt right at home as soon as he saw a picture of the Mythbusters on the menu. Mythbusters is required viewing on Wednesday evening in my house. The waitress told us that Grant, Tori, and Kari stopped by on the way to test out a myth in the Upper Peninsula a while back.

Tony's isn't a fancy place, which suits me just fine. But they were having a wedding reception in one of the side rooms (first time, according to the waitress) -- on Friday the 13th! We crowded eleven people around our tables, but I couldn't get them all in one shot. Clockwise arond the table -- Sue Nelson (, Sue's husband Bruce, Tim Hammonds (Scor-It), Crystal Copperstone (USArtQuest), Sue Rothamel (USArtQuest), and Marco's staffers and local teachers David Ihle, Karen Ihle, Donna Sheetz, and Judy Davidson.

This was the only way I could get the other two -- our local teacher Nora Bussell and some nut with a camera.

It's the portions that are legendary here -- take-home boxes are mandatory for most items on the menu. Judy's sandwich took up the entire plate.

Views of other sandwiches at our table.

But this is the sandwich you go home from Tony's talking about. We didn't order one, but the guy at the table next to us did. The picture is lousy, but this is a BLT. They explain the ingredients on the menu -- two or three slices of tomato, some lettuce, two or three tablespoons of mayonnaise . . . and a pound of bacon!

And he ate it all . . .

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