Friday, February 27, 2009


We’ve been scouting out Habits this week. I had a light lunch with my Mom on Saturday and dinner with David on Monday. David also went back for lunch on Wednesday. When I went with Mom, I tried the chicken fingers, ($4.95) which I thought were passable, and Mom got the Mediterranean salad with chicken.($8.95)

We also got the sweet potato fries, which weren’t as crisp as we would like, but were served with apple butter for dipping, a delicious combination I love and other than Habit's, I have only found at the Dilly Deli.

You stay classy, Habit's

Habit’s has a Variety of beers in the bottle, and a few mainstream beers. They also have a rotating tap featuring Bell’s brews.

Habits is pretty large, but I imagine with the hard floors and ceilings it can get kind of noisy. It’s comfortable, filled with dark polished wood and a nice view of Oakley Square.

When we visited for dinner, we wanted to try the burgers. Seriously, where else can you get an Ostrich burger? Habit’s has a whole page, complete with burgers based on galaxy theme –white hot sun, bleu moon burger, etc.

David went with a Great American burger, ($7.50)and I got a mini “Pluto burger”($4.25) with cheddar cheese and the sweet potato fries on the side. They were a lot better this time around than last. I liked my mini burger.

David and I both ordered our burgers medium, but they came out a little overcooked. That’s our only complaint.

When David went back for lunch, he got the Jupiter burger, which he said was cooked to order this time, and was delicious. He ate the whole thing, which he later regretted as he tried to work through the Itis:
[the Itis
The general feeling of lethargy and well-being experienced after eating a satisfying meal. This phenomena is particularly triggered by foods high in carbohydrates and meats containing the amino acid tryptophan.

I got the itis so bad after the Thanksgiving meal I just chilled on the couch and watched some movies.]

I like Habit's. I like their sweet potato fries and lots of burger options. They also have two tofu entrées for the vegetarians among us. I’d say their main issue is consistency. Our burgers were very well done instead of what we asked for--which makes me even resent them asking our preference in the first place. Also, my burger, if you look closely, looks suspiciously micro-waved. That said, the problems we had are not deal breakers in our book, and we're willing to give them another shot. They also have Galaga to play in the back, which lends them some points in my book.

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