Sep 14, 2004 2:05 AM

Meat quality: 8-oz, Grade-A beef

Type of fries: French, large portion

Bun size: medium

Drink: various beverages

Order method: counter

Wait time for meal: 15 minutes

Price: $11.45 approx.

Atmosphere: sandtraps, mountains, jets

Rating/comment: 3½ wimpys

Fort Apache seems to have a sports bar / restaurant opening every week. Redstone, in a large shopping center off Trop, is one of the larger venues. Maybe that would partially explain the $11.45 price for our burger, fries and soda. That’s a bit much for a place not named ESPN Zone or Smith and Wollensky. We would have to have had a life-altering experience to warrant spending that much green, but all we felt was a lighter wallet. The meal is OK, but we just couldn’t swallow paying a price for a package we could get most everywhere else at a better bargain. Chop down that price and then we’ll gladly come back.