The lipstick on my straw means one thing: HANDS OFF!
Lou's Drive In 6229 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA
To passersby, Lou's may seem like your typical, mild-mannered drive-in burger joint. Walk up to the window, however, and you'll be bombarded by the enthusiasm that can only come from someone who truly enjoys his job.
I was privy to two Lada Gaga jokes, compliments of a male cashier, as I completed my debit card payment. I settled in at an outdoor table and patiently waited for my order; in the meantime, that same cashier called patrons' names so boisterously it caused one customer to comment that he hadn't been yelled at like that since he lived with his parents.
The menu here is basic: burgers, dogs, drinks and a few fried items to round out the offerings. I picked up my Chili Burger and large Chocolate Malt at the window and couldn't unwrap that sandwich quick enough, already salivating over everyone else's shakes and burgers.
All burger joints should take note: a little mustard makes a good chili burger a GREAT chili burger. Lou's also goes so far as to add a little pickle relish. It added to the mess, although slightly, but provided a new flavor profile to contrast with the thick, rich malt. Genius.
For a few bucks, this is your best bet in North Highlands. Watt are you waiting for (come on, that's clever)?