So I tried a new place in Columbus, OH last night – the Evening Star Cafe on North High Street across the street from Graceland Shopping Center. And I will have to say that I really enjoyed what I had – simple cheeseburger and fries. The Columbus Dispatch had written a story about them last year and it said that this place served cheeseburgers they way they used to be. Simply dressed, the right texture, and very tasty. I agreed. But it got me to thinking about what is the proper number of menu items to have before you can really call the place a classic Roadfood find. I can see where it would vary as with someplace like Crabill’s in Urbana, OH since they just have one menu item. I loved it from the first bite and it will forever be a favorite. But Evening Star had a strange diverse menu and for all I know everything else is horrible. They had burgers, sandwiches, egg rolls, pot stickers, and a noodle and shrimp dish as a special. It as also a coffee bar and I noticed they had liquor bottles on shelves behind the counter. I assume they served beer and wine as well but I didn’t really look. So that could either mean that they do a lot of things well, or they have no identity and are trying to please everyone.
So bottom line is that I know I will return and I would gladly encourage others to do the same. But I really am just curious about what people think on this subject. The reviews in the trip reports are no big deal but for people that post official reviews, do you go more than once and try various things or is one great trip enough.
These are the things I think about when I should be working.