19 January 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Juanita’s Burger Boy

The one day neither Jam nor I had our cameras, we decide to stop in at Juanita’s Burger Boy. I don’t know that my 2 Gb CF card would have held all the photos I would have taken at this place. Sooooo much character, I’ve got to do a follow-up review with photos. It’s like a step back in time to another city, with delicious greasy food served with a smile, and some gossip.

I got the Double Cheeseburger for a song ($2.99!!) with an order of perfectly-cooked fries, while Jam went with the “Big Man Special” (or something to that effect) which consisted of 2 large biscuits and gravy, 2 eggs, sausage, and fried potato wedges. He didn’t finish it all…some big man he turned out to be.

The ambience and the presence of regulars was the most entertaining lunch I’ve had in months. There was that one creepy bald guy playing video poker up at the bar, while the other two patrons, obviously regulars, helped themselves behind the counter for their refills. Totally disregarding the “Employees ONLY behind the counter!” sign. Maybe they were on break? Nah.

The highlight of the lunch, nay the entire day was the one young, skinny pregnant girl who looked like she just got off the set of a John Waters movie. She, just like everyone else, either worked there, was on break, or related to the owner, made herself at home behind the counter. She started to tell our waitress/cook something, and I’ll have to paraphrase a bit:

Pregnant Girl: “Oh, honey…guess what I lost!”

Waitress/Cook: “What, sugar?”

PG: “Oh, uh…I’ll have to tell you later. I don’t wanna gross these guys out”

Sammy: “Oh, don’t mind us. We can’t get grossed out, we’ve got kids too”

PG: “Okay…you sure? Well, I lost my placenta!!!”

Sammy (in my mind): “Placenta? Isn’t that where the baby lives and grows. How the hell can she just lose that? And still be eating those collard greens and Diet Coke? Shouldn’t she be at the hospital or something?” <nudges Jam>

W/C: “Your placenta? It’s been so long, I don’t even know what you mean, darlin'”

PG: “You know, my plug,” pointing to her crotch and then whispering, “It looked like snot. It was so gross”

Yeah.

I mean, where else are you going to get this? Between overheard conversations, Jam and I amused ourselves at the numerous hand-made signs bossing everyone around.

Sorry for the long post, but the story had to be told.

So…24 Hours a Day. Breakfast anytime. Great food, made as you watch. Greasy. Wonderful ambience. I have to give this place props.

UPDATE: I posted some photos here.

Rating: 8/10

Price: CHEAP!!!
Address: 1450 S. Brook St. Louisville, KY 40208
Phone: (502) 635-7410

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2 Responses to “Juanita’s Burger Boy”

  1. Nakia 28 June 2008 at 5:40 pm Permalink

    Very entertaining. My husband and I both enjoy eating at the little places around town, so your posts are much appreciated by people like us. Keep up the good work :)

  2. STAR 8 July 2008 at 12:24 pm Permalink

    I WAS MUNCHING DOWN ON MY FRENCH TOAST STICKS. WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THERE WAS A BUG IN MY FOOD. I ORDERED IT TO GO, AND IT WAS WRAPPED UP. SO IT WAS NOW EXPOSED TO ANYONE OR ANYPLACE BUT THERE. WHEN I CALLED BACK TO LET THEM KNOW, THEY WERE NICE SAYING,”JUST COME BACK AND GET YOUR MONEY BACK”. SINCE I LIVE FAR AWAY, I TOLD THEM IT WOULD BE AT A LATER DATE…….TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, 2 WEEKS AGO WHEN I TRIED TO GO GET MY REFUND. THEY REFUSED TO GIVE IT TO ME. STATING THAT I WOULD HAVE TO GET IT FROM THE PERSON WHO TOOK MY ORDER THAT DAY. {LIKE I KNOW WHO SHE IS}. EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE MY NAME WRITTEN DOWN AND THE PRICE {$11.30} BY THE CASH REGISTER! HOW RUDE!! THE FOOD OVER~ALL WAS GOOD, BESIDES THE BUG. BUT,THAT PLACE IS VERY DIRTY INSIDE AND OUT. I USED TO RIDE PAST THERE ALL THE TIME AND SAY,{THAT PLACE LOOKS SO NASTY}. BUT, MY FRIEND COVINCED ME TO EAT THERE FOOD ANYWAY! NEXT TIME I’LL GO WITH MY “OWN”, BETTER JUDGEMENT!


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