The Heart Attack Grill

Dan and I spent the past weekend on a mini getaway to Arizona. The real reason behind the trip was to attend a friend’s wedding, but we planned a few other things while there. It was the hubs wish to go to a place he had read about on the Internet. The Heart Attack Grill in Chandler, Arizona. We were staying in Chandler, so we thought we’d give it a try. We checked into the resort and then headed out on a mission to clog our arteries with calorie laden food.

A Heart Attack Grill branded ambulance was parked right outside of the restaurant. The place was located in a strip mall parking lot and kind of looked deserted. The front doors were painted white with red warning signs everywhere. “Taste worth dying for” – etc. We both kind of looked at each other and laughed. We walked through the front doors and it was much like a Quentin Tarantino movie set.

You thought I was kidding? You can see the menu on the poster – that is all they have. Huge burgers cooked with butter, flatliner fries, full sugar soda, beer and unfiltered cigarettes and did I mention scantily clad nurse costumed waitresses? or that it had nurse mannequins?

We sat in chairs at the burger counter. It took me a few seconds to realize that all of the patrons were men…and that they were all wearing hospital gowns and wristbands. Our nurse/waitress approached us with her T and A hanging out of her nurse uniform and told us that we needed to gown up. She walked behind us and asked us to put our arms into our gowns as she tied them at our necks – seriously?

Oh yes, didn’t pass up that photo op. Our nurse was happy to take our photo as evidence that yes, I did indeed go to a strip club/burger joint with my husband. Hah! – no stripping, but there might as well have been.

Next on the agenda – a trip to the flatliner french fry bar. A guy dressed  in surgeon scrubs was working the fry cookers – 100% pure lard, awesome.

They had ketchup, mayo, mustard, jalapeños and a few other condiments at the fry bar.

They were delicious! You could go back as many times as you wanted – we both got two trays full.

I tried not to make it uber obvious that I was taking a million photos, but I wanted to share my experience with all of you. See? The things I do for this blog… 😉

I had to get a shot of our wristbands.

I stuck with the single bypass burger and Dan got the double bypass. Just for reference, the Quadruple bypass is approximately 8000 calories. No that’s not a typo. The burgers were really juicy and the potato buns were fabulous. It was the full sugared Mexican coke that really helped all of the grease go down, lol!

Dan took a photo of us in the mirror across the bar – something about this photo just makes me laugh.

I even took a picture of the reciept…

Obama’s cut – nice. There was so much more in the restaurant that I didn’t get photos of – a wheel chair so you could wheel your friends around the restaurant, a blood pressure machine – a scale – meals are free for customers over 350 lbs. – your nurse has to weigh you in. Milkshakes are made with pure buttermilk/fat and beer is served out of rolling coolers in the center of the mirrored counter/bar area. It truly was an experience to remember and yes, I am definitely the BEST WIFE EVER!

I wanted to share photos from the rest of the Arizona trip, but attaching beautiful resort photos and my friend’s wedding photos to burgers, fries and T and A just didn’t seem appropriate – I’ll save it for tomorrow’s post.

We had an amazing time, but I definitely missed cooking and blogging.

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    • Aim on October 14, 2010 at 11:32 am

    This post was great!! I saw this restaurant advertised on the Food Network a few years ago…I think it was on Guy’s show.

    Can’t wait to see the wedding pics!

      • foodiddy on October 14, 2010 at 3:38 pm

      I had never seen or heard about it until Dan mentioned it. Definitely a meal to remember.

    • Steph on October 14, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I think I can live a good life without ever having to go there and it’s right in my own “backyard”. Glad I at least got to see what it looked like. Not really what I expected from everything that I had heard.

    Between that and The Eggery, which wins out? Having a scantilly clad nurse serving your food or being served by Napolean Dynamite? LOL!

      • foodiddy on October 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm

      Hah! Hah! Definitely the eggery and Napolean with his hot water glass, LOL.

    • Susi on October 14, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    I can’t believe you were right in my neck of the woods and there was no blogger meet-up ;o) I had to laugh so hard when I saw this post since my brother-in-law who was just visiting tried to convince my husband the whole time to go with him to this restaurant. Apparently they had a clip about it on German TV and he was hooked LOL My husband refused, but I will have to show him your post now. HILARIOUS! Can’t wait to see the rest of your pics

      • foodiddy on October 14, 2010 at 3:36 pm

      I will definitely be back for another trip. I fell in love with the resort. Next time a meet-up for sure! Too funny about your BIL wanting to go too. Sidenote: Are you going to the Foodbuzz festival?

    • Netters on October 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    This is why I love and miss being around you…you never failed to entertain me and make me laugh. Glad you guys had a great time!

      • foodiddy on October 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

      Awww….miss being around you too! Was glad to read that you had a successful hockey trip to Saint Louis – go Jr. Sharks go!

    • Susi on October 14, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I really wanted to go to the foodbuzz festival but we just got back from a vacation in Las Vegas with the family (my sister got married there) and my bank account won’t allow another trip right now LOL Wish I could have gone since it looks amazing.
    And please let me know the next time you are in town, I know some great restaurants to meet up at :o)
    What resort did you stay at?

      • foodiddy on October 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

      Sheraton Wild Horse Resort – so much fun! Bummed you won’t be at foodbuzz, but glad you got to enjoy Vegas with the family!

    • Rachel on October 14, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    You ARE the best wife ever!! I’ve seen that place on the Food Network and thought it was very interesting. Thanks for making it real. I LOL when I read “Obama’s Cut”….that was priceless.


    • Dave2 on October 14, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I could not be more jealous if you poured chocolate pudding on top of this post!

    That (real) Pulp Fiction poster hangs in my bedroom, so that was just the butterfat in the shake for me.

  1. awe…you are the bestest wifey…=)

    sounds like you had a great time!

    • Kristen on October 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    It’s quite appropriate to read this after sharing a garlic portabello stuffed burger with you! Ooops, was that supposed to be a secret? 😉

    We definitely need to head to The Squeeze Inn so you can try their sinful burger with a cheese skirt! They even have a letter from Guy Fieri in their new place since he featured the original location on Triple D.

      • foodiddy on October 15, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      Hah! Hah! No secret – but man was that a good burger! For sure on the Squeeze Inn… I feel like I’m the only person in Sacto that hasn’t had a burger from there.

    • Todd on October 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    All this post needs more nurse photos.

    I still haven’t been to the Squeeze Inn, so you’re not alone.

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