‘Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house
every creature was itching to get the heck out.
So we traveled afar, the car filled with prattle,
and landed in a mystical land called West Seattle.
The Luna Park Cafe would quell all our hungers
with burgers and milkshakes to make our thighs thunder.
Alright. I’ll stop rhyming in meter now.
This spot is sort of a Seattle classic (or West Seattle classic, if you want to get technical). We’d only been once before, and since the in-laws are in town for the holidays, we thought we’d give ‘em another try.
The decor is kitschy and vintage—someone did quite a bit of junking to come up with all this stuff. Try not singing the Batman theme while staring at this guy.
It’s got a cool old amusement park-type feel to it.
But the decor is not what we trekked to West Seattle for.
This may surprise you, my friends, but we like to eat.
This chocolate malt (husband’s–not mine) tasted like a Whopper. Not many chocolate malts actually taste malty. This place does em right.
While waiting for our food it was Lucy’s turn to eat.
Or point at things.
Or laugh at Nana.
Or stare at the camera. Okay, it was her turn to do anything but eat.
Lunchtime! Husband ordered the bacon and blue cheese burger–medium rare, of course.
Pops-in-law went with the Southwest burger. Mmmmmm. Green Chilies.
And I, because I’m 12, went with the grilled ham ‘n cheese.
And my childish intuition did not lead me astray.
Neither did my husband’s ever-present ability to order the best burger on the menu….
…and to douse his fries in bacon salt.
Thanks, Luna Park Cafe, for a lovely post-Christmas lunch, and for feeding my hungry clan so tastily.
Merry (second) day after Christmas!