Dick's Drive-In is open until 2 a.m. in the Ballard area.
My best friend (Jey-hu) said he was "taking me out to dinner and dancing," and the last time he offered this kind of entertainment, we ended up at COSTCO where dinner was a hotdog, but to be fair, dancing was not part of that event. So I was a little unsure what was in store.
If you have lived in the Seattle area all your life, you probably know about "Dick's," where you drive up, order a hamburger and a shake or drink and fries - for less than $5!! I was completely unaware of this piece of history and enjoyed the treat of time travel, because the burgers are about the same price they were 20 years ago! Look at the signs below or click on the link to read it completely on their website:
A hamburger, plain, is only $1.20, and a cheeseburger is slightly more. After a delightful meal with plenty of visual entertainment, we went on to Lombardi's, where a friend of my friend is the manager and they were offering live music with the Joe Doe Rock and Roll History Band.
The music started at 8:30 with the band playing music from the 50's and plenty of patrons remembered some of the "oldies and goodies," and as the evening progressed, so did the history lesson but the dancing crowd got younger and younger as the music got louder and louder with more and more bass thumping guitars.
We didn't last past midnight, but up until then we did dance and laugh and have a little taste of Lombardi's appetizers. My favorite meal there is the Chicken Marsala, but the Beef Tenderloin Tips are a great snack.
All in all, it was a fun evening and with all the various tasks we've had to do since we've come back, it was a great change of pace.