In a word: I'd like to buy an 'E'.
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JM ate the backyard burger with an orange soda.
Nichole ate the soup & salad with a strawberry ginger soda.
The bill was $25, or $12.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave DLUX a B; Nichole gave DLUX a B- (see our grading rubric).
OMG, DLUX! U R so 70s!
So much so, that texting makes no sense as a way to describe it. It's more "groovy" and "right on" than "lol." It completely got the aesthetic, right down to Annie Hall neckties for the ladies. Indeed, it reminded us of nothing so much as a rec room back when such things had hi-fi's and you could turn on Match Game.
JM got the backyard burger BBQ, a bacon cheddar burger with Carolina coleslaw -- sadly this was the second the BBQ burger he had eaten that day, which tamped down the enthusiasm. With a fresh comparison, this one carried an upcharge that made the apples to apples comparison tricky. The meat itself was very good and the balance between slaw and not-slaw was nice when the burger coming out not too wet. The sandwich was well prepared and served so fast that fingertips reddened a wee bit. And while there was bacon, it seemed unnecessary.
The soup & salad was satisfying. There was a "green goddess" salad with mixed greens, avocado, cold chicken breast, mild goat cheese, and walnuts. The spicy lentil soup with lime & cilantro was outstanding, and a huge portion.
The house-made sodas were tasty, and evidence that the craft-soda trend is sort of happening in Madison (Wisco Pop up, S2 Pizza Bar down.) The strawberry ginger was light on the ginger but refreshing.
DLUX seems to be trying to go after whatever it is Merchant is doing. Good luck with that.