is determined by extraneous elements, like errands that need to be run. So we find ourselves at a large shopping center on the outskirts of Stockton (CA) just south of our RV park (in Lodi) to visit the AAA office.
Now there are things in life about which I am quite—maybe even, obsessively—picky. Regular readers of this blog know that pizza is one. Also chile relleno. And cream soup (neither too thin nor to thick should it be). And maps.
Did I just hear a collective “huh?” Yes, maps. I just don’t like the maps distributed by the states’ tourist centers—or those states that still print maps. Many don’t. I think that shrinking budgets have a lot to do with it. I want AAA maps because they have major interstate highway exits numbered. And I want those numbers. And after over five years of using the same maps and regularly performing surgery with scotch-like tape, I was sorely in need of new ones.
So we decided to combine this errand with a quick lunch at a restaurant just across the parking lot—Moo-Moo’s Burger Barn.
Given its shopping center location, I expected this to be an order-at-the-counter place, so I was surprised to be greeted and seated by a hostess and to have table service.
Just over the kitchen pass-through is a half-mural of a barn with hay spilling from the loft door.
Other moo’s include: the Morning Moo on grilled Texas toast, topped with a fried egg, American cheese, bacon, moo sauce (like 1000 Island dressing), and tomatoes; the Chili Moo served open-faced on a Kaiser roll, topped with beef and bean chili, shredded cheddar cheese and diced onions; and the Hula Moo on a Kaiser roll basted with chunky sweet and sour sauce and topped with pineapple slices.
While Chuck really wanted to order the Double Moo (two patties on a sesame seed bun with moo sauce, lettuce, tomato, and red onions), common sense prevailed, and he went with the single patty Classic Moo with the same accoutrements.
And with our burgers, we shared a very large basket of good fries.
Moo-Moo’s was pretty good for a place that probably falls somewhere between fast food and Red Robin. It served its purpose well—inexpensive, quick, and convenient and earns 3.5 Addies.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.