Eating is necessary for human survival, along with breathing, sleeping, and remaining still while a curious velociraptor rummages through your closet. Practice survival tactics with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of burgers, shakes, and sandwiches at Westside Drive-in, with one location at 1939 W. State St. and a second at 1113 Parkcenter Blvd. opening in February.
Westside Drive In restores culinary glory to dashboard-balanced meals, thanks to an inventive menu and Chef Lou’s veteran dinner-crafting handiwork—prominently showcased on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Edible Americana such as the cheeseburger ($3.99) or the foot-long dog ($2.79) appease palates, and grab-and-go meals such as the lasagna ($8.99) compete for tooth-side real estate with the steak-strip-laced Westside signature sub ($7.29–$9.99). Chef Lou’s famous Pepsi-Cola ribs ($13.99–$18.99) come flanked by two sides, and a half or full rack makes for sturdy stomach furniture to internally display accidentally swallowed bowling trophies.
All-natural shakes ($2.69–$3.39), available in flavors including vanilla, marshmallow, and banana, and Chef Lou’s Famous Idaho Ice Cream Potato ($4.29) provide sweet sustenance after savory dinners. Westside Drive-in’s new Parkcenter Boulevard location will be open by Valentine's Day, doubling the eatery’s ability to serve customers and subpoenas.