Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Sunshine Grill -- by gcleff11

Spokane get ready...! Get ready for your new multi-purpose, superfluous, tribal casino coming to you in sunny, cosmopolitan, Airway Heights. Get ready for the new and shiny facility to dilapidate into a carbon copy of one of the Spokane Tribe's current offerings for Eastern Washington...Two Rivers Casino, and their lovely dining facility, the Sunshine Grill.  I've never been to their casino in Chewelah, but I can't imagine it being any less third world...

The Sunshine Grill is a dumpster fire.  Filthy, dingy, smokey and thoroughly disgusting.  And here's the part that drives you insane:  they don't care.  Dozens of employees just walking around doing nothing.  Some with empty bus carts, rolling passed tables full of mess.  We had to transfer a previous patron's plates to another messy table behind us just to have a clear table top...

The have a great prime rib night on Friday and Saturday nights.  5PM till 10PM.  We arrived at 5:20 on Friday and were informed they were out of prime rib.  Can't wait for that to happen at their new casino.  Next requested was battered cod and chips.  Nope.  Sorry, we're out.  The young, rotund gal behind the do-it-yourself order counter found it gigglingly humorous as she told me.  And three enormous employees standing behind her doing nothing thought it was funny, too...

I will provide a few shots of things they didn't run out of.  Granted, we should have left, but we had grandma with us and she was hungry.  Apparently, they did not run out of processed, shaved deli turkey meat.  I settled for a club sandwich...




My lovely wife had what probably was the highlight offering of the night, which was a chicken and bacon wrap that your 5th-grader at home could have made for you.  Mmmmmm...!  She just stared at me with disdain the whole time she was eating it, because she did not dare look down at the carpet.  Trust me....you wouldn't have wanted to look down, either...




Grandma ordered what grandmas order.  Totally benign Food Services of America food, incredibly below even the description of bland.  No challenges here, unless of course you like more than a tablespoon of mashed potatoes.  I guess they were close to running out of mash, as well...




I am not being unfair with this assessment.  It is being made with total trepidation of what might lie ahead for their new facility.  The Spokane Tribe pushed a new casino through the Spokane city council at the peril of possibly contributing to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission considering closure of Fairchild Air Force Base for encroachment on their air space.  I have no dog in the fight, but I'll take the base--who is the largest employer in the county--over a casino full of morbidly obese employees that don't give a damn about anything...




BUSINESS NOTES:  I'm refraining from providing much.  In non-summer months they are only open on weekends, and if you wish to have the pleasure of making a trek to this hole, you can find their website online.  Just don't expect prime rib when it's advertised.  And don't expect anything in the way of service...


Sunshine Grill (Two Rivers Casino) on Urbanspoon

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