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The Jamin & Karen Supper Club: The Monte Carlo

So Karen and i had plans tonight to go back to the Longfellow Grill where it all started, but upon arriving there we were told that there was a 45 - 60 minute wait, so we decided to try our luck elsewhere.

"Have you ever been to the Monte Carlo?" Karen asked me, "They have the best burgers!"  So we called them en route and made a reservation.

The burgers were indeed good; i got the Plaza Burger, which is one of my favorite kinds of burgers, and which i miss a lot since they stopped serving them at Sargent Preston's near my work.  Medium-rare, of course.  It wasn't the greatest plaza burger i've ever had, but it was pretty darn good, and the fries were just awesome.  I couldn't decide what i wanted to drink, so i ended up just having water.

I had never been to the Monte Carlo, just a few blocks away from home, and it's definitely an interesting atmosphere: very 20's-style, old flocked wallpaper (in a tasteful way), tin ceilings, lots of woodwork, and that sort of thing.  Very loud, though, and it just got busier the longer we were there.  Valet parking is a definite perk.  And the meal itself was surprisingly inexpensive for what it was.  Including tip and valet we walked out of there for under $30.