Live from Peoria, Illinois, it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger starring this week’s host, One World Cafe and featuring the Ready For Prime Beef player, Marty Wombacher. And now, please welcome this week’s host, down on Main Street, One World Cafe!
To the corner of Main and University, home of One World Cafe.
I like the neon lights in the front window, shiny and sparkly!
Let's go inside and see what's going on at One World Cafe on a Saturday night.
Here's the front room of One World, there's booths lining the side wall...
And there's a bar at the front of the room. Look at that spot at the end, the chair is out and it's like it's calling us over. Let's go have a seat.
Brian, who's a manager as well as a bartender here, serves up an ice-cold can of Pabst, they don't have bottles of Budweiser, so I had to improvise on the beer order.
Here's a shot of the bar from my point of view. It's a nice old school wooden bar, with the bottles standing at attention, unlit.
They have a good selection of beer on tap, this is just one of the tap selections.
And this is the other, I think it'll get a decent rating from Spike. Time will tell.
There's the window into the kitchen. Hello!
They have four different kinds of burgers here and I ordered the "One Hell of a Burger." It's just your basic burger with lettuce, onions and American cheese. I thought I'd keep it simple and basic this week.
Here's Brian in action, ringing the order into the kitchen.
Lights hang over the bar and lead up to the wall where "Love" and "Light" are illustrated.
Brian showed me this picture which hangs in the center of the front room. It's got the history of One World Cafe on it.
There's a picture of Kane Drugs which was the store on this corner years ago. I remember going in there and buying Superman comic books when I was just a wee lad.
Here's a photo of One World when it first opened up in 1993, which was the same year I moved to New York. Back then it was pretty much just a place to get coffee and a sandwich. the place has really grown and improved through the years.
And here's One World as it stands today. Ta-da!
Let's go check out the dining room in here.
As you can see, it's a big room with lots of tables in it.
Booths line the walls which are adorned with a hand-painted mural.
And so it's back to the bar we go.
The condiments and silverware have been brought out...
And here it is. Pretty much your standard no-frills cheeseburger.
Sometimes you just want a regular cheeseburger and this was one of those nights.
Suddenly...Skittles! We'll see you all tomorrow.
I got the “One Hell of a Burger” which is pretty much your standard cheeseburger. It’s a half pound of a grilled burger topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. There’s a few cheese choices to be had and I went with American. The bun was fresh and nicely toasted and it was a decent burger.
The menu is very eclectic at One World and in addition to the four burgers, other items on the menu include: Broccoli and Chicken Penne, Hand-Cut Ribeye Steak, King Creole Shrimp and Eggplant Lasagna. Also served are several styles of house made pizza, hot and cold sandwiches and a wide variety of soups and salads.
Two and a half Wimpys. A nice solid, basic cheeseburger.