The specs: #0602
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JM ate the popcorn chicken and a Green Apple Slush.
Nichole ate the #3 combo, the extra long chili cheese coney with a diet cherry limeade.
We split some tots.
The bill was $12, or $6/person, plus tip.
JM gave Sonic Drive-In a C+; Nichole gave Sonic Drive-In a D+ (see our grading rubric).
Sonic is a drive-in with its own radio station, which is kinda neat, but the food's just, like, fast. JM's popcorn chicken was at least 85% breading and at $4 kind of pricey for what he got. The giant vat of slushee was tasty but had the problem that all crushed ice-based syrup drinks have, namely, the syrup runs out before the ice does.
Nichole skimmed the chili (surprisingly good, meaty with a little heat) off the coney and ate the dog, but most of the squishy bun went back in the trash bag. They no longer serve a side of slaw though it's on the menu, which made her sad. The cherry limeade was tart and the slices of real lime were fresh.
JM nailed it: the whole draw of Sonic is that you're eating in your car and thus can bring dependents (of the two or four footed kind) without much fuss. Sonic could also be fun in a large group or if, say, MRD rolled up and did some sort of guerilla waitron smackdown show. (Oh, how we've longed to use the phrase "guerilla waitron smackdown show".)