I’ve always been obsessed with the 50’s. I’m not sure why, but judging from all the nostalgia for that time period dating back to the airing of Happy Days in the 70’s I know I’m not alone in that department. For me, I think it has more to do with the design aesthetic of that decade. I love shiny chrome and neon lights. I can’t get enough of either, so when I heard that DJ’s Taste of the 50’s was opening close to where I work, it didn’t take me long to check it out during my lunch hour.
Entering the cozy neon-trimmed restaurant, you immediately realize that DJ’s went all out in giving you that fifties feel. From how the servers are dressed (some were even decked out in poodle skirts straight out of the sock-hop in Grease) to the glass straw containers lining the counter, to the checkerboard floor pattern, every visual detail was taken care of.
My server talked me into the Fired-Up Knuckle Burger, a bacon cheeseburger with the works, as well as some onion rings and a soda. She told me that DJ’s customers have been saying the burgers were the, “best in the county.” After finishing mine, I don’t think I could disagree. My burger was juicy, full of flavor and packed with toppings.
A lot of places with a theme don’t always deliver quality in all the areas they need to. They either get the theme down pat and fall down in the food department or vice versa. DJ’s delivered the goods on both counts.