Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sporty Spice

Mr. Monkey loves ESPN Zone. I don't.
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But I love my Mr. Monkey.
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Sliders ($10.95). ESPN Zone describes them as "bite-sized hamburger patties topped with cheddar cheese in a cluster of mini-buns, served with sliced tomatoes and pickles."
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Accurate description, except we opted for bleu cheese on two sliders and white cheddar on the other two. Somehow, when things are smaller, they taste better.

Cheese fries ($9.95). ESPN Zone describes them as "a platter of fries topped with bacon and a blend of cheddar, pepper jack, and mozzarella cheese, served with ranch dressing."
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Another accurate description. And even better than you might think. The cheese is not only on top; there is a second layer in the middle of the pile.

Buffalo chicken sandwich ($14) marinated in ESPN Zone's traditional buffalo sauce and topped with bleu cheese on a toasted bun.
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Who knew that ESPN Zone had a "traditional buffalo sauce"? It was spicy and tangy. No different from any other buffalo sauce.

The best part was the side salad -- romaine, bleu cheese, apples, walnuts, raisins, red peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette. At least one part of our meal wasn't previously frozen.

Needless to say, we took a lot home. I always forget that places like this compensate for lack of quality with quantity.

Even better than the side salad, however, was the Toyota giveaway outside.
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Two SIGG bottles. Free. I went home happy.


  1. Those cheese fries look really yummy.

  2. I'm not a fan of ESPN Zone at all. Feel free to ask if you are curious. However I'm glad you had a better experience than I did and I think it's sweet how much you and Mr. Monkey do for each other.

  3. The Sigg bottles would make the trip but I agree with Liz those cheese fries look good.

  4. damn you and your free Sigg bottles - I paid nearly $50 total for ours!!

  5. I love cheese fries. A lot. Mmm...
    We have a place like that here called 810 Zone. They have tvs at every booth. Their menu is pretty much identical to your post. In theory the mini tvs are cool, until you have to watch sports on them.

  6. Hooray for free SIGGS!
    FYI they get really stinky fast. I love mine :)

  7. those fries look really, really good!

  8. My husband loves it there. I’m sure it has nothing to do with a tv in each bathroom stall. :/

  9. How do you get so damn lucky with food and free stuff? IHY!

  10. It's sad how good those cheese and bacon fries look to me right now.

  11. oh man! i've been wanting a sigg bottle ever since we installed a water filter and stopped buying bottled water.

  12. Holy handbags! Bacon on top of fries? Heaven.

  13. The fries look insanely good. And the second layer of cheese is a genius idea.

  14. looking at the buffalo burger makes me kinda ... ick.. just ick..

    the last ESPN Zone I visted was in Chicago.. and that was just to use the lil boy's room ...

  15. Oooooh you just reminded me that I still have some ESPN Zone cards.

  16. fries are my downfall. sprinkle bacon on top and i am done for...


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