Something of a living legend in Oklahoma City, Grill on the Hill is located in the thriving Latinx section of the city known as Capitol Hill. It was yet another in a long list of restaurants I was going to review last year but, due to Covid, had to put off for another 365 days. However, now I’m thinking I should have waited much longer.
With my favorite gal-pal Jodie in requisite tow, as we made our way down the street and in to the place, where I immediately noticed that much of the clientele was far older than expected, not that I’m complaining about that, being near middle age myself, I promise.
As we ordered our food from the menu on the wall and shuffled back near the front door to find the only open table in the place, which we were both happy with, we sat there for a few minutes as I made dumb jokes while she talked about married life; it always does my heart good to see her doing so well, especially as of late.
We quickly received our starter, the Atomic Tots ($6.99); while I was expecting a veritable nuclear blast of potatoes down my throat, the few jalapenos dropped on the tasteless tater tots, marked with chili, cheese and sour cream, were no better than, I imagine, the capitol’s cafeteria, if they even had one. We took a few bites and then packed them away, a forlorn feeling coming over me...