Today I’m donning my food critic hat to suggest a local restaurant in Covington: The Squeeze Inn. My friend Lawanna introduced me to the place the other night, and I must say, the burgers were a-a-awesome.
Don’t be deceived by appearances. The restaurant is a tiny hole-in-the-wall, directly across Highway 278 from where the old Covington Wal Mart was located. Just look for a little brown building with a huge yellow awning. You can’t miss it.
We had the Squeeze with Cheese. Check it out:
Mine was rounder than the one in the photo, and I thought it looked like a UFO, or perhaps Saturn with its rings. It appears that they dump a good half-cup or more of shredded cheddar on top of the hamburger as it’s cooking. It partly oozes off and melts into a chewy, crunchy, two-inch-wide ring of YUM that I’ve never experienced on a burger before. And the fries were great, too. And the portions so huge, I brought home at least half the burger and 2/3 of the fries.
I’m not a big burger person ordinarily, but I’ll definitely be back for another squeeze sometime soon. Maybe it’s called that because after a few of these, you can barely squeeze through the door? I swear I could feel my arteries hardening as I ate it, but man, if you’ve gotta get a little atherosclerosis, this is the way to do it!