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Judge Vardigan

Summer 2002
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A  place not eaten at.I wasn't in Idaho very long, nor was I in very much of it. Kind of passed through the top tip of it. But I did spend a night there, in the Coeur d'Alene Motel 6, watching my Boston Red Sox get routed by the Seattle Mariners in a game I recognize now as the beginning of their traditional late summer swoon. I like Motel 6 because of that guy in the radio commercials and because they allow pets at all locations. I like the idea of someone leaving the light on for me, although the light in Room 227 was decidedly not on when I walked in. At the hour I arrived there was nothing really open in Coeur d'Alene, at least nothing I had the energy to find. So it was there that I made my only fast food visit of the trip.

Leaving my Red Sox flailing on the teevee, I walked across the parking lot, ice bucket in hand, to Arby's. American's Roast Beef Yes Sir. They were just about to close, meaning I narrowly avoided a dinner of vending machine donuts. And ice. The thing that's not so great about Motel 6 is that most of them have only one ice machine and it's down in the lobby, not in a special little room on your hall where you can seek out its distant whir, kind of like you search out a hotel pool by following the chlorine smell.

It was just me and some kid in line at closing time. He was ordering food for his mother and their well-groomed poodle who waited outside, staring in, framed by neon and a "5 Roast Beefs for $5.95" sign. (Remember it used to be $5, straight up. "Fast Food: The Golden Era." Over now.) I ordered before him but my order took way longer. I watched them walk back to the Motel 6 with the poodle jumping at the Arby's bag and the mother scolding.

When my order came up they asked if I wanted to carry it away in my ice bucket. I guess they were having a little fun with the last customer of the night. It was a pretty good joke. We all laughed for a while and I walked back across the lot to the ice machine to watch the beautiful cubes tumble down and then to my room where Boston had fallen three more runs behind. This gave Arby's a bad taste. Their chicken fingers, which I'd not tried previously, are pretty bad. Especially the ranch dressing. Has that chemical taste. I switched to dipping in Horsey Sauce, but not even that could save them. I love Horsey Sauce. The Arby's Super Roast Beef, which has tomato and lettuce, unlike the standard Roast Beef, was quite good. Arby's is in the upper tier of fast food, in my opinion. Jamocha shakes are always a winner, and they have the delicious potato cakes, unique among fast food venues. (The potato cakes did not taste different in Idaho than in other states less known for their potatoes.) If fast food's your only option, Arby's is a smart pick.

 

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