Grinders used to be an auto parts store and is now owned by metal sculptor Stretch. So, needless to say, the decor is interesting. For example, some of the tables are also made to look like old pin ball machines. There isn’t a spot in the whole place that isn’t touched by art. The backyard of Grinders has HUGE sculptures and picnic tables that are a great way to meet awesome folks and giant dogs alike. There are concerts back there in the warm months.
The atmosphere is truly unique. Where else can you buckle your kid into a booth made out of van seats? Seriously cuts down on the squirming. More restaurants should present this option.
I should also mention that I’m a bit of an idiot. I put my toothpick on my plate and a tiny bit got on my pizza (which was fine). But then I rubbed my eye. It burned for the next half an hour. And that was from barely touching the sauce and then barely touching my eye!
Do you have a favorite local “dive” resturant? What is it like?