[Rick] I enjoyed the ambiance of Beaterville. They had funky “art” around the outside that I would have explored in depth had it not been raining so hard. The inside was decorated with hub caps, front grills, pictures of older cars, etc. Since my dad and brother have been working on old cars for as long as I can remember, I felt right at home.

The first thing the four of us do when we enter an eatery, is order coffee–three regulars and one decaf. I’m the decaf and I judge a restaurant by how well they take care of me. If it’s early enough, I usually get a cup of freshly brewed coffee, which is nice. But then, I’m generally forgotten, even though the others are constantly getting their coffee warmed up. At Beaterville, the waiter gave me a different colored cup to help him remember I was decaf. And after one slight mishap, he was very good at keeping my coffee hot. Made me feel kind of special! [Bake says being special is not always a good thing. I think I’ll ignore him.]

My Green Eggs and Ham were good, but then I’m a fan of feta cheese and basil. Unlike Bake, I enjoyed the potatoes. They weren’t the best I’ve ever had, but they were spicy enough without being overdone. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I would also rate this place a ***1/2 and would like to go back. There were a lot of things on the menu that I’d like to try. Carlita’s Spudabaker looked really good!

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