Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of burgers and other all-American fare at Hot Rod Cafe in Post Falls, Idaho.
Hot Rod Cafe sets time-machine dials to an era of poodle skirts and manly pompadours, fueling nostalgic flights with a massive menu of scratch-made Americana. Set off with an order of spicy Hot Rod wings slowly braised and bathed in a house honey glaze ($8.99–$12.99), or start simply with Piston rings, beer-battered hoops of onion with thousand island and ranch dips ($6.99). With sturdy bindings and lamination, the menu manages to support more than 20 delectable hamburgers, such as the Glove Box burger, a hand-pressed half pound of charbroiled patty dolled up with classic veggie accouterments on a homemade bun ($8.75). For finer bites, the Miss Daisy burger presents a patty smothered in french brie, apple butter, dijon, and spinach, and fitted with french-fry spectacles ($9.95). For dessert, customers can slurp up one of seven tastational milk shakes, from pineapple to huckleberry ($2.99–$3.99).
The bright neon lights of Hot Rod Cafe’s exterior welcome patrons into a lively eatery in which gasoline signs, vintage parking meters, and choppers surround a dining room and full bar. After a meal, satiated diners can head to the game room or fixate on one of Hot Rod Cafe's televisions to relive the hour that Hank Aaron put the first baseball on the moon.
1610 E Schneidmiller Ave.
Post Falls, Idaho 83854