I went and checked out the new place on South Washington in Grand Forks yesterday for lunch with a friend of mine who also likes food.Â Jake’s Bar and Grill opened on Monday of this week.Â I also took a picture with my camera that doubles as a texting machine.Â I think it’s a phone too but I never use it as such.Â I think some people were wondering what I was up to as I hung out my vehicle window and pointed my cell phone at them.
For those of you that remember Suite 49, Jake’s has a very similar feel in its decor.Â It has an upscale theme, and is adorned with approximately 40 or so flat screen TVs.Â It might have been more, but I stopped counting because I wanted to eat.Â I repeat.Â There are televisions everywhere you look.Â Every square inch of wall space has a TV hanging from it.Â My kind of place.
The place is softly divided in half with a good-sized bar to the right and the dining room to the left.
The menu is fairly basic.Â Burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc., but their signature item is a Spike.Â A Spike is a deep-fried polish sausage.Â I think that there were about four different options listed. Â Â We split one and it was very good.Â It also came with fries and I think it was $3.99.Â A pretty good deal.Â We ordered some other food but the french fries were worth the trip alone.Â I would describe them as being similar to the fries you get at the French Fry Feed, but better.Â Does that make sense?
I will return to Jake’s.Â Next time I will sit at the bar.Â It’s curved so that you can actually talk to people that are bellied-up next to you.Â And I will watch multiple games.Â All at once.