Beautiful sirloin, Roch
. Himself likes the way Doug is "all in".
, Himself was wondering if you bronzed your chicken. I think it looks tasty.
, my money is on the "may have" when it comes to the wine.
Our plan was West Side Market, followed by an early supper at Great Lakes Brewing Company a block or two away. No one told Great Lakes that we were in town, though, and so they remained closed as is the norm on Sundays. We didn't have a "Plan B", so we started to list favorite places. Then I thought "Plan B can be B Spot Burgers
, chef Michael Symon's burger and beer joint". Oh. My. Tastebuds. We have had some really good meat from the butcher in the next town over, but never have I had a burger that tasted so fine.
Since any side is an extra, we got an order of Lola Fries (fried in lard, dusted with finely ground rosemary) and one of Pork Cracklings right away. Both good, and by the time the burgers showed up we needed another fries. I know that Himself had a Lola Burger and I got a Thin Lizzy. As to what the kids had? I know they were burgers! A round of beers to go with our burgers, and we ended up not unhappy at all that Great Lakes was closed. I know one thing, whenif we move back we'll be eating at B-Spot on a regular basis. Excellent quality all around. The company we were with wasn't hard to take either.
Proof of Burger photo: the burger was medium since our server said they tend to run rarer than a normal restaurant. It was nearly perfect; I would have been fine with a bit rarer. B-Spot also has a Pickle Bar, with eight different selections. Seven are made to Symon's specifications by a small company in Cleveland, the 8th are a commercial "Tony Packo's Sweet Hots" pickles. Tony Packo's is the hot dog place in Toledo that Jamie Farr's character "Maxwell Klinger" would reference in the TV series "M.A.S.H.". Farr himself hails from Toledo. Counter clockwise from the top, I sampled the red onions, garlic dills, and green tomatoes - all tasty.