(I’m taking a break from the blog this week, so I’m featuring a repeat from the past all week long. The blog will be back “live,” next Monday, May 1st!)
Sometimes things don’t go as good as they look when I put the blog up. I have to admit that sometimes the truth is stretched a wee bit here on MBIP to make things look better than they actually were. I only do this when people who own or work in a place are really nice, but the food or atmosphere is just a little below par. I always enjoy going on road trips with the official MBIP Wheelman, Scott Turley (who’s feeling a little under the weather today, feel better, Scott!) but this post is from a road trip where nothing went very well. In this MBIP Repeat, I’ll give you the story behind the original post, here goes!
The road trip started out as they all do, a knock at the door and there’s Scott, ready to hit the road!
We drove to Boss Hog’s in Banner, Illinois and I liked the looks of the outside of the place, it’s a log cabin and a unique building. My hopes were high as we parked and made our way inside.
These are the owners, Brian and Tara and they were really nice to us and pretty excited that we were going to be featuring them on the blog. However they weren’t quite excited enough to turn on the air conditioner! As you can see from the episode date, this was on July 7th, it was blazing hot and they didn’t have the air conditioner on and it was hotter than the 11th ring of hell in there!
I looked at the menu and made a joke about how boneless wings really aren’t chicken wings, they’re just chunks of chicken. Tara immediately looked a little nervous and then told us that they only had the boneless variety available. I felt bad because she looked kind of horrified and told her that it was no big deal and we ordered the boneless wings. Then we continued to sweat our asses off while we waited for chicken wings that weren’t really chicken wings at all. We’ve all seen the memes, so no use going on about it!
There was a raccoon up at the top of this pole and he was staring at me. It kind of freaked me out and I continued to wonder about the air conditioning in the place. I mean if it was broken, why didn’t they say something and if it wasn’t, why the fuck didn’t they have it running at full blast in the middle of a blazing hot summer day?
We started off with an order of something called, “Onion Petals.” and they weren’t horrible, but they weren’t that great either. And the raccoon was still staring at me. And by now I was drenched with sweat and couldn’t wait for all of this to be over with!
This is Shantel, who was really nice and she’s serving up the boneless wings, but this was one of the weirdest presentations I have ever seen! The put the “wings” on a tray!
Is it me or is this one of the weirdest food presentations ever? And by this time I had drank a lot of beer to combat the heat and I ended up leaving my camera in Scott’s car and freaking out in the middle of the night when I woke up and realized I didn’t have my camera. You can read the entire post by clicking here and see what a lie I made of the whole evening! Boss Hog’s is no longer open, but you can’t blame me, I tried my best to make it look like a good night in there! We’ll see you all tomorrow!