Yeah, not even close.
But it is a grill complete with an “e” in a Holiday Inn (for whose grandness I’ll always vouch)—
where the waitress managed, much to her own surprise, to unearth a full-grown bottle of wine amid the baby bottlettes of Sutter Home white zin;
the ol’ split-top dinner rolls were still warm;
& the buffet, AYCE for $8.99, had an actual whole smoked salmon garnished with cubes of cheddar, actually tender & juicy (for all its thorough cooking) prime rib, actually-terrible-but-awesome creamy broccoli salad with raisins & sunflower seeds
& all the heart-of-the-heartland fixins,
along with everything else from teriyaki to minestrone. What more can you ask for? We may find out on the drive back to Denver from Cedar Rapids. I’m thinking fishsticks.