2275 Trawood Dr
El Paso, TX, 79935
I Ate: Cheeseburger w/ onion rings, chicken noodle soup, brownie pie a la mode
Price: $9.37 + tax/tip
|There are no fewer than nine Village Inn restaurants scattered throughout
El Paso. I visited the one On Trawood Drive, a half block West of
Lee Trevino. The Village Inn serves American-style, diner food.
After standing outside like an idiot for an hour and a half, freezing cold because I left my jacket home, snapping photos of the lunar eclipse, I finally called it a night, packed up, and started the drive back into town. It was late, and I was cold and hungry, so I stopped at a Village Inn restaurant for dinner.
First off, I'd ordered chicken soup to warm up. The soup was okay, not quite up to Jewish pennicillin standards; chicken broth, broad noodles, some veggies, and a few small chunks of meat; typical canned fare. Still, it tasted good, and brought my temperature back to normal.
A short bit later, and the cheeseburger arrived; a fairly small patty on a large toasted bun. I'd also ordered onion rings instead of french fries; they were large, breaded, and a bit overdone. The cheeseburger tasted pretty good -- even if it did disappear in 4 bites.
After that "appetizer" I debated ordering another, real appetizer; but instead an item on the dessert menu caught my eye. A short while later there arrived at my table a big chunk of brownie, topped with vanilla ice cream, crosshatched with hot fudge. The brownie was nice and hot but a bit dry; still, the ice cream helped lubricate it.
All in all, I'd have to say the Village Inn wasn't quite so good as I expected. Aside from the little, niggling problems -- the cheap soup, the small burger, the overcooked rings, the dry brownie -- the meal was also a bit on the expensive side, for what I received. Yes, the Village Inn is convenient and close by... But, frankly, you can do better.
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