Taking the elevator to a tall floor in a medical professional building for a burger is a bit incongruous. The antiseptic building and a good greasy burger don't seem to mix. But it is a pleasant surprise to find a clean, well-lighted place where even some of the medical professionals were indulging. Our reviewers loved the bun, split of the flavorfullness of the beef, and gave kudos to the aggressive mustard-based house sauce, even if we all didn't love it. Tall fries were a plus as well. Board certified service. If you need a colonoscopy and a burger in the same place, this is your place. Just be sure to do so in the right order.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
I think the pigs were in more of a seated, rather than flying, position for our lunch. The double-patty Au-Cheval style burger is topped with a large, perhaps too large, wedge or bacon. Reviewers differed on the flavor experience. Proponents found the beef rich and satisfying, cooked to order, even if the handling was a bit awkward. Detractors points to in-the-loop level pricing ($16.95) without the Randolph Street flavor. Points for the small plating. Deduction for nubbin fries. All in all, a "go" but not a "must go." Low of 74; high of 80; average of 76.
Posted by More Pie at 12:41 PM
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Crazy-attentive service, creative offerings, and keen attention to the little things -- quality ice and ice tea, unobtrusive refills, ample ketchup ramekins -- only heightened the experience. More importantly, Doc B's got the big things right: fun and creative offerings, good buns (including the gluten-free offering), quality beef. Solid beef flavor, loosely pressed patty. Structurally improbable stacking of cheese, onion rings, bacon, and burger provided a handling challenge, but one we embraced. Minor deductions were found for a bit of excess char on one burger. The burgers also tended to the pricey side (at least on the E. Grand location). Low of 79; high of 92; average of 86.
Posted by More Pie at 10:39 AM
For a diner, great. For a celebrity diner, perhaps a little underwhelming. That said, there was nothing wrong with this burger -- perhaps it lacked just a little jazz. But, of course, it's a diner, not a three star gourmand experience. Cooked to order, great proportions, excellent service. No question it was sloppy to ear, but so what -- extra napkins are easy to come by. The bun required just force to squish out the contents. The fries were a bit on small size, but they were tasty -- so use a fork. We'd all go back! Low of 76; high of 84; average of 81.
Posted by More Pie at 10:33 AM