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Red Onion Grill

0814ROonionRINGS There is a majority agreement among the hamburger lovers I have heard from that the Red Onion's hamburgers should be on any list of best burgers in Hogtown. After eating the Red Onion Kickin' BBQ Cheddar Cheese Burger special, I want to be included in that group of happy burger eaters. Have you studied the layered mountain of topping delights that are included on this bigger-than-your-mouth belly bomb? On top of the patty covered with cheese you will find bacon, tomato, onion, onion rings, and a very spicy BBQ sauce that had enough kick to open the GLOB Master's eyes. The crunch factor of the onions rings and bacon offset with the gooey cheddar cheese and soft, fresh tomato. This burger is a winner. The R.O. has 6 different burgers on their menu including a turkey burger. My lunch was accompanied by a very nice plate of RO ORs. The onion rings were a little greasy for my lunch partners, but that didn't keep them from eating every last one of them.  BTW the 'Onion" is very Meatless Monday friendly including salads like the R O Brazilian Chop, and a veggie flat bread entree called the Fried Grilled Veggies. There is a Red Onion restaurant menu link at the bottom of this GLOB restaurant feature.

-GLOB Master

The 'Onion': A lunch stop that feels like home

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

The Red Onion Grill is the consummate neighborhood bar and grill.

RedOnionLocated in the Uptown Village apartment complex on NW 24th Blvd off of NW 39th Ave, The Red Onion possesses all the amenities that speak out to you: "Hi, come on in. Have a seat and relax."

This, coupled with excellent service, had me thinking the Onion could easily make my regular lunch rotation list. Plus, the Red Onion has an extensive menu. It has sections with clever titles: Small Bites for their appetizer list, Greens & Flats for salads and flat bread sandwiches, Plates for entrees, and Hand Held for a special entrees where I discovered the Reuben sandwich, and decided that would be lunch.

The Reuben's rye bread was grilled to perfection – nicely browned and not greasy. Thinly sliced, moist corned beef was piled very high and topped with very tasty sauerkraut – not too bitter and with a fresh taste -- and Thousand Island dressing that had me thinking this is the best sandwich I have had in recent memory. What a good sandwich!

My lunch partner selected the Brazilian Chop salad from the Greens & Flats menu and was equally pleased with her salad, which consisted of grilled corn, hearts of palm, tomato, avocado, black beans, cashews, and -- of course red onion. She noted that it was the best hearts of palm she had ever had and she had been to Cedar Key and had their famous heart of palm salad and didn't remember being as impressed with that as with the RO hearts.

Like my Reuben, the Brazil Chop salad was big enough for two to enjoy at lunch, and we did.

My lunch partner noted the décor was very nice including very interesting light fixtures that hung down and were red and then she realized they were like elongated red onions – a nice touch for a local place that represents the pride and care of the proprietors.

The Red Onion Grill is a keeper on my lunch list. The friendly environment is special and the food is very good, a combination making this lunch spot perfect.

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ROlatinBURGER900During the inaugural GLOB FAB FIVE best hamburger adventure we received several comments from Red Onion Cafe fans about their hamburgers and that the Monday Hamburger & Beer special at Red Onion is one of the better hamburger specials in town. The GLOB Master and GLOB staffer Lynn Dirk made it to the Red Onion Monday to check out their burgers and to see what was so special about the beer & burger special.

The Red Onion has at least 7 regular burgers on their menu plus have two 'special burgers' on menu board for the Monday Special. This Monday the specials were a Caribbean Burger that included a very tasty jerk chicken salsa. The R.O. also offered a Breakfast Burger that included a fried egg, lettuce, tomato and bacon. I opted for the jerk hamburger, all the way with Pepper Jack Cheese and it was very good. I'm going back to try that breakfast burger though; it sounded delicious

ROtrukeyLynn selected the Turkey Burger, photo right, with black beans and corn salsa and commented that this salsa was a great combination with the turkey. Happily adhering to her new practice of local sustainability, she also selected a Swamphead Pale Ale for her free beer. We split our burgers so we could both taste the other's selection. I liked the turkey burger, if I hadn't already eaten my half of the Caribbean Burger, I would have thought I was eating a regular hamburger. A little on the dry side perhaps, but the burger was 100 % protein. Lynn thought the jerk spice tasted a little too much like the filet spice of gumbo rather than a Caribbean jerk flavor.

Red Onion fans are correct when they say you will find an excellent hamburger on NW 39th Ave. I agree. However I can't think of which of the GLOB's FAB FIVE hamburgers I would delete to make room for this tasty substitute. Does the RO turn the FAB FIVE into a FAB SIX, or -- is the R.O. Caribbean burger just another great hamburger waiting in the All-Star Hamburger dugout waiting to be eaten?

The Pluses and Minuses of the Red Onion Grill:

Red Onion (+) indicators: Friendly, inviting back drop for tasty morsels and excellent lunch ambience.

Red Onion(-) indicators: No negatives here!

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Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

TV families would understand 'Timeless Favorites'

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

PerkinsI haven't been to Perkins Bakery and Restaurant in the Oaks Mall Plaza in a long time.

Way back when, I drove south to Ocala and then to Wildwood for my employment, and I would often start my day off with a quick Perkins breakfast. Frequently I was the hero at work

because I would bring a dozen Perkins Mammoth Muffins to the office to treat my workmates.

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Yep, Perkins was a good way to start my work day as I, "head out on the highway," driving South in the early morning.

Entering Perkins for lunch, I quickly noticed there wasn't a lot of change since the last time I was at this stalwart, long-time Oaks Mall neighbor.

Success also comes from the predictability and sameness the Perkins customer will find regardless what shopping mall s/he happens to be in. People, eaters like routine. Perkins is routine driven. Another way to describe thePperkins charm is consistency. That is probably the major factor in the success of chain restaurants. It may not be great, but it is probably consistently good and if you order the same thing every time you go, it will be very similar if not exactly the same as the last time you had it.

 

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The PB&R franchise modus operandi must work for the approximately 440 restaurants they have presently open for business nationwide. That number of restaurants, fellow GLOBers, has success written all over it: Founded in 1958, Perkins Restaurants offer consumers in 34 states and five Canadian provinces a full menu of over 90 assorted breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack and dessert items. All that and they serve breakfast all day.

For this lunch time visit, I was essentially a Perkins lunch time newbie. That's OK, I've seen this menu before, many times before, this lunch stop.

Shakespeare always says it best: "A rose by any other name . . ." Well, let me update the expression: "A Club Sandwich named differently by any other chain restaurant would taste as good." Thus, the menu items may have had a little different name, but the lunch items did not surprise this lunchouter.

There I was getting ready to munch down on a lunch that would have made the Beaver Cleaver TV family unhappy to eat at home, the Brady Bunch munch in unison, and the Full House family tone deaf with jealousy.

I'm talking about lunch items every GLOBer should know and love: On the Perkins menu under the Timeless Favorites category, they are Top Sirloin Steak, Harvest Salads, Better Burgers, Sandwich Board, Roast Beef Dinner, Grilled Pork Chops, Country Fried Steak, and Butterball Turkey Dressing.

Come on, what more could America ask for than, no matter where in the world you are, than a consistent, same-old-entree Perkins lunch?

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I was feeling red, white, and blue sitting in America's lunch stop, so I selected the Butterball Turkey and Dressing for lunch. The menu let me know that my lunch consisted of "Oven-roasted and hand-carved slices of turkey breast, served on home style sage dressing with hearty turkey gravy and cranberry sauce."

I'm paraphrasing an epicurious-type response here: "The turkey dressing was good. What I would've done was add some onion, Anaheim peppers, pieces of dark turkey meat, and gobs of celery. My family would have loved this dressing and asked me to make it again."

 

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The turkey breast was good, although a little dry, but isn't that why someone discovered gravy? The gravy enhanced the meat and accentuated the dressing. I even gave serious consideration to trying the gravy on my ho-hum cranberry relish. Yes relish; it was not the jellied-jelloed cranberry.

Do you think the turkey gravy comes to 'Perkins Store #27' in 5-gallon cans, or 25-gallon drums?

Lucky for the GLOB Master, the turkey dinner pictured on the Perkins website looked just like mine. In fact their picture is better than mine so I am using their photo.

I don't mean to sound critical. Perkins Bakery & Restaurant obviously serves a purpose that makes a lot of customers very happy. And the TFBT&D (Timeless Favorite Butterball Turkey & Dressing) worked for me.

When I paid for my lunch, I picked up a dozen of the Perkins Mammoth Muffins for old time's sake. I thanked the friendly server and as I left the dining room I told no one in particular, "I'm coming back!"

The Pluses and Minuses of Perkins Bakery and Restaurant:

Perkins Bakery and Restaurant + indicators: In know this is the a LUNCH blog, but I just have to say that a Perkins breakfast and a stop at the Perkins Bakery is an excellent way to start your day.

Perkins Bakery and Restaurant - indicators: I drove around the parking lot more than once for that lunch.

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Chili's Grill & Bar

Isn't it funny how sometimes it's the little things that merge for a perfect lunch. I was walking across the Butler Plaza parking lot scratching my head about why they are tearing down all the buildings except the Bonefish Grill facing Archer Road. I looked to the South and there stood Chili's Grill & Bar like a beacon of sanity in a sea of bulldozers, dump trucks, giant tractor plowing, grading machinery. With a final look at the machinery digging up the parking lot, I thought of the Talking Heads singing 'Same as it ever was' as I hurriedly scampered into Chili's thinking, "It's just me, I think I will sit at the bar and watch some TV." Chili's makes a good hamburger that may not get enough credit on the GLOBer radar screen. Called Craft Burgers at Chili's, there are eight different hamburger types served with house-made garlic dill pickles and home-style fries. I think there must be some Latin American blood in me because Mexican, guacamole, or spicy on the menu always makes my decision-making easy. Today it was the Guacamole Burger with melted cheese, jalapenos, red and green bell peppers, caramelized onions, and cumin-lime sour cream. CARUMBA GLOBers! It might be a little thing to you, but this sounded like hamburger I could eat every day. It's been a while since I have had French fried anything much less a plate of glorious French fries and in that vein I was allowed to substitute broccoli for the spuds. My other request was to hold the hamburger bun. My server happily agreed to my requests, and I was presented with a very interesting platter of all the Chili's elements needed to create this fine hamburger. I happily heaped the jalapenos, bell peppers, onions and cumin lime sour cream on top of each other for my own Do it Yourself lunch time protein prize. The flavors were muy deliciousioso. The peppers were hot and piquant, the guac/lime cream delightful. My broccoli was cooked to perfection -- a beautiful crisp, green side that I enjoyed immensely. This was a fabulous lunch time burger because of all the little things adding up and this same mucho gigante protein experience and veggie lunch will be worth going back for again on another day.

- Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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Chili's: Good lunch on 'strip of franchises'

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

In all fairness you have to be objective about Chili's Bar & Grill: For a franchise restaurant, the food is pretty good.

Baby-back, baby-back, baby-back, baby-back, baby-back, baby-back, baby-back. I stil  love that commercial jingle.

CHILIsfOne of my lunch mates this trip did indeed opt for the baby-back ribs and was not disappointed. On a scale of 1 - 10, 10 being exceptional, she gave the tender, juicy, meaty ribs an 8.  See, advertising works.

Another member of our lunch outing ordered the Chile and House Salad with a Caesar salad, and she was pleased as well. Not only that, but a very tasty order of chips and salsa came with the chili but was enough for all three of us.

I've always ordered the Chili's Bar & Grill bacon cheeseburger with good results. The plump burger was cooked to order and was served with a respectable amount of melted cheese, bacon, and all the flavorful ingredients that make my taste buds wake up and smell the protein.

But let me back up to mention that before we had our entrees, we ordered an appetizer – Crispy Onion String & Jalapeno Stack. The onion strings were very good – light and not too greasy, but the star of the show was the jalapenos. Fresh jalapeno had been cut up into ¼ to ½ inch slices that had been deep fried. They were probably fried with the onions and had probably also been battered, but the batter didn't really stick to the jalapenos. That was actually a good thing because it allowed us to enjoy unadulterated pepper. Having been fried, the slices of jalapeno had a perfect cooked pepper taste with just the right amount of heat. What a fantastic idea.

The minuses listed really shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who has read some of the other GLOB lunch feature stories.

I'll be honest here. I always try to be honest. I'm not a big fan of the whole franchise restaurant persona.

When you walk into this restaurant, the first thing you see is a cadre of staffers scurrying about with future-world-like headsets wrapped around their craniums. I never know if they are in constant contact with Chili's Bar & Grill Command Central or if they are talking to each other about peculiar customers.

 

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Like a lot of the restaurants on Archer Road, Chili's is a busy place. The last two times I was there, I had one of two choices. I could wait up to 15 minutes for a table or choose to sit in the bar area where it is 'every customer for himself.' This time, we went to the bar and I cleaned off a booth table to make room for us. My lunch mates at the table laughed when I said. "Hello my name is Mike and I will be serving you today." The server wanted me to move out of her way so she could fulfills someone else's order.

You can also take my word for the fact that most of the Chili's Bar & Grill noise emanates from the bar area. We made the most of the situation and came up with a seating arrangement that worked for us – my two lunch mates hadn't seen each other in awhile so they sat together on one side of the table so they could catch up. I couldn't hear their conversation my side of ythe table, so I spent my lunch hour watching sports television on at least three different TVs.

I'm not being critical. I've accepted the fact that the restaurants on Archer Road are there for reasons other than casual atmosphere, good conversation, and a relaxed setting to while away a lunch hour.

That's the Archer Road reality for me. It's a trade off of lunch amenities. Are you looking for tasty food, friendly ambience, or frantic, fast paced get in and get out, for a fast lunch result?

As my mother said more than once, we're all different aren't we?"

But the Chili's staffer's really do need to lose the future world head sets . .

The Pluses and Minuses of Chili's Bar & Grill:

Chili's Bar & Grill + indicators: One of the best hamburgers in the GLOB!

Chili's Bar & Grill - indicators: The Archer Rd. restaurant triangle, traffic, out-ot-towners in town.

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

Brewhouse is incorrect for this food world

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

My son Bob and I had a very good lunch in one of the biggest restaurants I have ever enjoyed lunch.

I did think of Bob Seger's great tune, Feel like a number, as my son Bob and I waited to be seated in a dining room that looked like it could also be an indoor athletic pavilion called BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse in front of the Oaks Mall. 

BJsBrewhouseThe BJ's website explains this massive lunch spot in one word:  " Our vision is to be the very definition of "WOW" for the casual dining experience."Yeah, I think "WOW" is an accurate term. Humongus, airport like, and gargantuan would also fit this, "big box, move 'em in, move 'em out lunch like assembly line."

Right after we walked in we were steered to our table out on the West 40 acres of this food world Ponderdosa.

Looking around I couldn't see a kitchen area. How ever I did see a lot of people hurriedly about the business eating a fast lunch.

Looking due east I did see the bar. This impressive wooden upright looked like it could be a fun place to catch a sporting event. Heck you could invite all of you best friends and still have room for more. It looked to me like this bar could easily handle 25 to 30 happy drinkers. BJ's offers eight 'home brewed' regular beers on tap at, plus several seasonal or specialty beers.

WOW!

 

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There is a ton of information about BJ's beers below on the restaurant web link.

When Meaghan, our server, returned with menus she handed us 'book' that had a dozen of more pages. I was relieved I wasn't going to be tested on the contents of this Dead Sea Scroll like lunch document. With a quick count I did see that the menu had 13 different food categories.

My cross-eyed look of intimidation was noticed by Meaghan. In a lunch environment where time is money, Meaghen reduced out conversation to nothing but the details.

"Lunch," I asked lifting the first page of this plastic, bracketed, punched, with each page indexed by another page menu looking confused.

"Back page," Meaghan replied using twice as many words as I.

Voila! With a turn of pages my lunch options had been reduced to 13 Lunch Specials.

 

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Lunch became a no brainer when I saw the #9 special was Fish and Shrimp Tacos. "Panko-crusted, lightly fried fish or chargrilled shrimp wrapped in our special tortilla with chipotle mayonnaise, Santa Fe dressing, Napa cabbage, carrots, red onions and cilantro. Served with tortilla chips, avocado cream sauce and fire-roasted tomato salsa."

I love tacos, I REALLY love Fish & Seafood tacos.

Bob is relatively new to the lunch hour professional eating wars. He was casually navigating BJ's version of a food Funk & Wagnall's when I cut his mission short with a, "What do you see pal?"

 

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Bob selected the Jambalaya. BJ's jambalaya combines blackened chicken, shrimp and chicken-andouille sausage, sautéed with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes in a spicy sauce. Served over a rice pilaf and topped with green onions.

(BTW I used the BJ's online menu for some lunch menu specifics. The menu was so large it should have a "search" function to find things.)

Meaghan retuned in a surprisingly short time with our lunch.

Bob's 'jamby' looked yummy with a lot of ingredients. He said there was a good amount of spice in the entrée. We were both surprised that the ingredients were placed on top of a bed of rice, not mixed into the rice.

Bob was satisfied lunchouter, and said he would order it again.
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My fish and shrimp tacos were delightfully enjoyable. The fish taco was a crispy, crunchy piece of white fish filet that added a good texture to the taco offsetting the toasty crunch of the tortilla. These were good tacos with many veggies and flavors. The tacos would have been better with some green pepper sauce to punch up the heat a little, but none was to be found.

This was a good lunch. BJ's isn't the place for a casual, intimate lunch stop where you plan to discuss things, get to know each other better.
This place is your big time, beat-the-clock lunch race opportunity.

Yeah, that's an idea. BJ should punch your ticket when you come in, and if you are done with lunch in 40 minutes you win . . . a free tour of the kitchen.

WOW!

The Pluses and Minuses of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse:

BJ's Brewhouse + indicators: I can't imagine any one saying, "There's nothing to eat.".

BJ's Brewhouse - indicators: After lunch I felt like I just got off the subway in NYC.

 

 

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I was near the Oaks Mall on a windy, 'rain-ier' than usual day at lunch hour, and meat loaf sounded like exactly what the epicurean gods wanted the GLOB Master to eat. I didn't need no stinkin' BJ's Brewhouse multi- page menu to search for meat loaf. And that was my first question to the BJ's bartender.

Her reply: "You know I don't think we do." The just out of bar-keep training, Morgan Moceyunas, said giving serious thought to my question, added: "You'd think we would have it wouldn't ya?"

"Then again, no has ever asked if we have meat loaf before." Morgan continued answering her own question and looking at me with a puzzled look.

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I appreciated Morgan's honesty and opted for an open-face Brewhouse Black & Bleu-House Burger that included a 5 oz. beef patty with chipotle, bleu cheese crumbles, Applewood smoked bacon, tomatoes and roasted garlic aioli.

I added a side of fresh asparagus while I felt a tug of longing for a giant plate of thick cut home fries.

The tangy punch of the garlic aioli–mayonnaise surprised me and was special treat. "Morgan do you guys add garlic or something to the mayo," I asked, forgetting about the addition of aioli to my burger that was adding flavor to a normally mundane white condiment.

"I don't think so," she said wracking her brain for answers. "I never put mayo on my hamburger," she replied, stopping and thinking, about the life of a BJ's Brewhouse hamburger.

"Keep in mind I've only been behind this bar for ten days," she added. "Two weeks ago I was a hostess at the front door," she said trying to explain her conundrum.

I was enjoying our banter, plus the hamburger was good, and looked inviting with the bleu cheese and the bacon slices criss-crossing atop the all-beef patty.

The asparagus was really crisp, fresh and delicious. Who would think that the tinier is in fact the better. My baby asparagus was almost jumping off of the plate with flavor and texture delights.

A hamburger-no-bun lunch is an unremarkable lunch experience as a rule. Much applause to Morgan M and her willingness to please, keep the customer happy, and make lunch a special experience.

I'm going back and let Morgan suggest my lunch surprise next time.

- GLOB Master

 

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Brewhouse puts BIG in 'big box chain'

By Melissa Kahan, GLOB Correspondent

BJsBrewhouseOne restaurant that I always assumed would make its way to Gainesville because of its size, popularity, and menu variety was the Cheesecake Factory: multiple pages of a diverse variety of meal and drink options, from pastas, salads and burgers to wine and beer lists and dessert selections leave you perusing the menu for a good chunk of time. The slightly dimly lit, large dining area is perfect for packing the hungry patrons in at any time of day. I realized that Gainesville does have a comparable rendition, though: BJ's Brewhouse offers all of those options and more, including an unlimited soup and salad lunch option and EnLIGHTened menu with items all under 795 calories for the health-conscious lunch outer.

Its proximity to my job makes BJ's an easy go-to option, especially considering it has something for everyone. Needless to say, I have dined in and even taken food out, too many times to count. So when GLOB Master Mike Sanford wanted to meeet for a work lunch on Thursday, that was an easy option that I knew would have something for whatever craving struck.

The lunch crowd was just what I expected around noon: A conveyor belt of working professionals, kid-toting families, and the occasional couple kept BJ's bustling. However, we were immediately seated at a small booth. You would think that, due to the high volume of patrons at any given time, the noise level would match, but luckily they have worked out the space and the acoustics so we were not shouting across the booth just to hear each other.

 

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As mentioned, there is a whole section of lightened-up fare, as well as a lunch-specific menu. Mike and I stuck to those pages so as not to become sucked into the black whole vortex that is a 15-page menu. I really enjoy the Kale and Roasted Brussel Sprout Salad with choice of protein, which came to about $15 with my addition of blackened salmon.

Mike was feeling a little more adventurous and his first question to the server was, "Where can I find an open-faced burger?" There was one on the menu, so Mike opted for it, although really you can make any burger open-faced.

Not even 15 minutes later, my salad, minus the raw onions, and Mike's burger with a side of roasted Brussel sprouts for good health arrived. The salad was not a lunch portion size, and I was presented with a heaping bowl of greens topped with lots of sweet goodies, such as blueberries, grapes, dried cranberries and candied pecans, and I loved their contrast to the rich goat cheese. Some toasted pepitas and cucumbers added an additional salt element with the Brussel sprouts, but the strawberry vinaigrette kept the sweetness fully intact. Blackened salmon is one of my favorite protein options, so regardless of the salad or dish I do not hesitate to add it to my plate; in this case it was a relatively large portion. I tried to get through most of the salad--once the dressing permeates the layers of the salad, there is no saving that for later. It was way too much for one person to comfortably finish, but it was just as tasty as the last time I ordered it, and consistency is something I always look for in any restaurant.

 

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The open-faced burger is not on the online site/ordering system, but for about $10 this visually-busy burger is quite a mouthful: A thick, in this case medium-rare, patty was topped with a generous smear of spicy salsa verde, crispy bacon slices, melted cheese, and a ready-to-pop sunny side up egg, which coated the burger in runny, delicious yolk. This would have been a fork and knife burger, with or without being presented as open-faced. It was cooked very well, and the multiple ingredients actually collided into an explosion of tasty, albeit strong, flavor sensations. Mike's once-full side bowl of Brussel sprouts spoke for itself.

 

BJSbogoAt peak hours, namely lunch time from 11 am to 1 pm and dinner time from 6 pm to 8 pm, you may have to wait, but other than that there is usually a table available. The most attractive aspect of BJ's is the BJ's Rewards Program, by which you accumulate points as you dine and which leads to plenty of actually useful rewards, such as dollars off your purchase, BOGO lunch meals, half-off pizzas on select days, and so on.

In addition to the Kale and Brussel Sprout Salad, some of my other go-to menu items include: the Honey-Crisp Chicken Salad, which is essentially a cobb salad with fried chicken tenders and honey mustard dressing; the BJ' Favorite Deep Dish Pizza; and the Flatbreads. The pizookies are a dessert experience in and out itself, so it would absolutely behoove any first-timer to save some room for these warm, fresh skillet cookies topped with ice cream. There is a very large, BJ's menu available at the restaurant link at the bottom of this page.

 

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Don't forget the BEER in the BJ's name.  In addition to ten signature beers, including BJ's Brewhouse Blonde and Jeremiah Red, BJ's offers regular seasonal beers such as BJ's Pumpkin Ale and Annual Grand Cru, and experimental beers that we brew out of Boulder, CO. Each season of the year a seasonal beer is available for dinner. BJ's partners with other breweries and features their beers alongside BJ's beers for a multi-course, beer-paired meal.

The Pluses and Minuses of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse:

BJ's Brewhouse + indicators: Wide selection, open late 7 days a week, large portions, pretty consistent quality, good value for meal, brews some of its own beer, well-crafted cocktails

BJ's Brewhouse - indicators: Can get busy and service does noticeably slow down, big-box chain style, potential traffic being in Oaks Mall prking lot.

 

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Franchise, big box lunch opportunities are not my favorite. I'm also not a big fan of lunch room, cafeteria like dining. If I walk into a crowed dining room and feel like a person in Bob Seeger's "Feel Like a Number" tune, typically for the GLOB Master, lunch becomes a get in, get out experience. I stopped in at BJ's Brewhouse in front of the Oaks Mall recently. The last time I saw that many people in one place it was a Florida Gator basketball game. I was by myself so I decided I was going to be a big boy about this lunch. As the hostess walked me down the aisle of 35 to 40 talking, laughing, customers enjoying themselves, she gave me the two-fer table at the end of the aisle in front of the servers' work area. That's OK--I had room to read my newspaper, and there was an interesting table of 10 customers speaking so loud across the aisle I could have joined their conversation. I asked my server what to eat, and she said I should try the hamburger: "BJ's has an awesome hamburger," she said looking down at me from above my tiny table.  So I did.  In fact I selected the BJ's Brewhouse Crispy Jalapeño Burger. It sounded good from the menu description with fried jalapeños, pepper jack cream cheese, chipotle mayonnaise, Baja sauce, red onions, tomato and lettuce. When it arrived at my table, this big boy hamburger looked even more impressive.  This protein bomb requiring a two-fisted grip and dripping toppings on all sides was very good. BJs must be steaming their hamburger rolls because this was the softest, lightest hamburger wrap I have had in some time. Do you know about those tiny Crystal hamburger rolls? Think of something like that on steroids. The jalapeno peppers supplied just enough heat, and the flavor reminded me that this was in fact a spicy, hot burger. True to form, by the time of my last few bites, my hamburger had disintegrated into a plate of hamburger hash. What do I care? I was enjoying my hamburger, and only slightly concerned that the people at the table next to me might ask for a bite of my BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Crispy Jalapeño Burger.

- GLOB Master

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“Here I sit like a tiny blade of grass in great big field.”

- Bob Seger

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Brewhouse is wrong name for this food world

 

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

 

My son Bob and I had a very good lunch in one of the biggest restaurants I have eaten in in a very long time.

 

I did think of Bob Seger’s great tune, “Feel like a number”, as Bob and I waited to be seated in a dining room that looked like it could also be an indoor athletic pavilion called BJ’s Brewhouse and restaurant in front of the Oaks Mall.

 

The BJ’s website explains this massive lunch spot in one word:

“ Our vision is to be the very definition of "WOW" for the casual dining experience.”

Yeah, I think "WOW" is an accurate term.  Humongus, airport like, and gargantuan would also fit this, “big box, move ’em in, move ’em out lunch like assembly line.”

 

Right after we walked in we were steered to our table out on the West 40 acres of this food world Ponderdosa.

 

Looking around I couldn’t see a kitchen area.  How ever I did see a lot of people hurriedly about the business eating a fast lunch. 

 

Looking due east I did see the bar.  This impressive wooden upright looked like it could be a fun place to catch a sporting event.  Heck you could invite all of you best friends and still have room for more.    It looked to me like this bar could easily handle 25 to 30 happy drinkers.   BJ’s offers eight ‘home brewed’ regular beers on tap at, plus several seasonal or specialty beers

WOW!

The is a ton of information about BJ’s beers below on the restaurant web link.

 

When Meaghan, our server, returned with menus she handed us ‘book’ that had a dozen of more pages.   I was relieved I wasn’t going to be tested on the contents of this Dead Sea Scroll like lunch document.   With a quick count I did see that the menu had 13 different food categories.   

 

My cross-eyed look of intimidation was noticed by Meaghan.  In a lunch environment where time is money, Meaghen reduced out conversation to nothing but the details.

 

“Lunch,” I asked lifting the first page of this plastic, bracketed, punched, with each page indexed by another page menu looking confused.

 

“Back page,” Meaghan replied using twice as many words as I.

 

Voila!  With a turn of pages my lunch options had been reduced to 13 Lunch Specials.

 

Lunch became a no brainer when I saw the #9 special was Fish and Shrimp Tacos.  “Panko-crusted, lightly fried fish or chargrilled shrimp wrapped in our special tortilla with chipotle mayonnaise, Santa Fe dressing, Napa cabbage, carrots, red onions and cilantro. Served with tortilla chips, avocado cream sauce and fire-roasted tomato salsa.”

 

I love tacos,  I REALLY love F & S tacos.

 

Bob is relatively new to the lunch hour professional eating wars.  He was casually navigating BJ’s version of a food Funk & Wagnall’s when I cut his mission short with a, “What do you see pal?”

 

Bob selected the Jambalaya.  BJ’s jambalaya combines blackened chicken, shrimp and chicken-andouille sausage, sautéed with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes in a spicy sauce. Served over a rice pilaf and topped with green onions.

 

(BTW I used the BJ’s online menu for some lunch menu specifics.  The menu was so large it should have a “search” function to find things.)

 

Meaghan retuned in a surprisingly short time with our lunch. 

 

Bob’s ‘jamby’ looked yummy with a lot of ingredients.  He said there was a good amount of spice in the entrée.  We were both surprised that the ingredients were placed on top of a bed of rice, not mixed into the rice.   

 

Bob was satisfied lunchouter, and said he would order it again. 

WOW!

 

My fish and shrimp tacos were delightfully enjoyable. The fish taco was a crispy, crunchy piece of white fish filet that added a good texture to the taco offsetting the toasty crunch of the tortilla.  These were good tacos with many veggies and flavors.  The tacos would have been better with some green pepper sauce to punch up the heat a little, but none was to be found.

 

This was a good lunch.  BJ’s isn’t the place for a casual., intimate lunch stop where you plan to discuss things, get to know each other better. 

This place is your big time, beat-the-clock lunch race opportunity.

 

Yeah, that’s an idea.  BJ should punch your ticket when you come in, and if you are done with lunch in 40 minutes you win . . .   a free tour of the kitchen.

 

WOW!    

 

The Pluses and Minuses of BJ’s Brewhouse and Restaurant:

BJ’s Brewhouse + indicators:  I can’t imagine any one saying, “There’s nothing to eat.”.

BJ’s Brewhouse - indicators:  After lunch I felt like I just got off the subway in NYC.

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Applebee's Grill & Bar

I find myself thinking more about salads as lunch time possibilities. I'm not sure how that happened. But I do enjoy seeing my lunch is a crisp, crunchy. This salad as the perfect mid-day meal item to satisfy my food cravings. Of course a salad with absolutely no carbohydrates. Sure GLOBer, the challah croutons in my Applebee's Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, ($9.99), looked really yummy. But the diabetes devil in me dares me to eat them :( The Romain lettuce in my lunch was special. Did you know most varieties of lettuce exude small amounts of a white, milky liquid when their leaves are broken. This "milk" gives lettuce a slightly bitter flavor and its scientific name, Lactuca sativa derived from the Latin word for milk. Maybe the 'milk' is what blends so well nicely with the delicious garlic Caesar dressing. The chicken breast strips were charred perfectly and added a sharp 'burnt' bite to the mix.  The elements of my salad complemented the creamy, subtle flavor of the dressing. The grated Parmesan cheese blend not only added a nice touch to my lunch time presentation I usually end up thinking – as I do when I douse my slice of pizza with P. cheese -- how much do I really taste the Parm cheese flavor. Speaking of Romaine lettuce one head of romaine lettuce contains 44% RDA of Omega-3 essential fats. Surprised? It's not just nuts, seeds, and fish that have omega-3s.

- GLOB Master

 

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Restaurant ignores 'big box' persona

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

ApplebeesSFWhile working at the University of Florida several years back, Applebee's on the corner of NW 13th St. and NW 10th Ave. was a reliable stop for a good lunch.

When I recently entered Applebee's big red brick building for a quick lunch, I took a place at the bar in the center of the dining room, and I immediately felt like I was entering an old friend's home after a long hiatus.

I have to admit Applebee's possesses all the franchise, big box lunch opportunities I have pooh-poohed in other franchise establishments. However, Applebee's doesn't seat 350 people. I haven't seen their staff hurrying customers in one door and rapidly out the other.

Applebee's does have a menu that tries to supply customers a giant number of meal time choices they think will satisfy every lunchouter in Gainesville. I copied off of their online menu the entree choices you can find: Salads, steaks, ribs, chicken, seafood, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, and sliders.

Having just written what I think are negative comments about Applebee's, I do have a special fondness for what I see as a very nice neighborhood restaurant.

Applebee's has some enticing lunch specials including an all-you-can-eat soup, salad, and bread entree for $6.99. This isn't the typical salad bar approach to lunch. Your lunch is served to you and your server will happily supply you with all the roughage you can eat.

In the Applebee's sea of choices I opted for the Reuben sandwich and French fries. The AKS -- Applebee's kitchen staff -- did an excellent job of preparing my lunch.

 

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I was presented a nice stack of thinly sliced, very tender corned beef. My protein was complemented with Swiss cheese and sauerkraut sandwiched between toasty slices of rye bread. I added my own spicy mustard to this sandwich to top off a lunch time flavor bonanza.

To put it another way: The tender, salty corned beef and sharp cheese played off the bitter flavors of the sauerkraut and mustard to create harmony between toasted book ends. From the first bite to my last bite, all the sandwich's flavors made my taste buds sing.

The French fries were crisp and lightly seasoned.

My Applebee's lunch didn't surprise this professional eater. I've always enjoyed my visits to this handy, neighborhood lunch stop.

The Pluses and Minuses of Applebee's:

Applebee's (+) indicators: Good food, nicely prepared with an excellent customer friendly approach.

Applebee's (-) indicators: Too many choices for this lunchouter.

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Gainesville Ale House

Lunch stop scores high grades all around

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

ALEHOUSE082018SFbLong time pal Andy Caldwell and I were invited to try out the new Gainesville Ale House restaurant now situated like an oasis of food, fun, and all things grilled. Located just West of Interstate I-75 just over the newly constructed four-lane yellow-brick highway joining Butler Plaza and Celebration Point dedicated to capitalistic spending.

This was a Friday night dinner invite and the impressive, newly built joint was jumping with happy foodies.

'Joint' is certainly the wrong term for this new lunch stop replacing a 23 year-old, 1st generation Miller's Ale House façade on Archer Rd. Most folks will agree the old building should have been torn down10 years ago.

"Have you tried the Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese Boneless Chicken Zingers," John Hodge asked Andy and I as he walked up to us with a Drill Sargent look in his eyes. "They are so good, loaded with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and delicious," the Ale House Regional Manager added seeking affirmation from the GLOB Master.

Mr. Hodge was on a roll continuing his dinner suggestions with dessert as he directed us to a table overlooking the restaurant. "Be sure you try the Captain Jack's Buried Treasure for dessert' Hodge said. "It is so good I tried eating it every day for two weeks hoping I would get sick of it," the intense food professional explained as if testifying at a foodie anonymous meeting.

Gainesville Ale House General Manager Kristin Scott introduced our Server Noel Davidson explaining how after working at the Archer Rd. Location for several years how the entire staff was excited about their new restaurant digs.

"You can't imagine how everyone is so excited, happy about coming to work after being in at the old building for so long," Kristin said,

 

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And they have a right to be feeling good about this new lunch stop GLOBers. Bright, and airy there is no feeling of clutter and dark spaces. Two giant bars in the middle of the restaurant offer quick lunches for those in a hurry. 68 TV Screens around the dining area making this a perfect location for weekend sporting events. This sporting event concept is enhanced by a full service bar with several of the local craft beers available as well as an extensive list of all the favorite liquors. Spacious outside seating looks inviting. However my suggestion sitting outside you should get your back to the Interstate unless you are the car counting kind of lunch outer.

 

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I can't believe the GLOB Master is talking about building a wall but a 10 foot wall on the parking lot perimeter adorned with passion vine climbing, filling up the grey area with beautiful flowers. Passion Vine is the Gulf Fritillary butterfly host plant. That will would would certainly be dramaticly ingaging, plus it would calm the Highway noise a bit.

The formalities were fun. The Ale House is certainly an excellent addition to the burgeoning complex of shops and restaurants bifurcating US Highway 75.

A look at the Ale House menu is no small task with page upon page of choices from Appetizers – STARTING LINE-UP, to salads – ON THE GREENS, entrees from the grill, the sea, or fajitas – MVPs, Sandwiches – TWO HAND GRIPS. A kids menu, The FINAL PLAY dessert menu and a SHAREABLE menu are also available. Check out the sharing the Tex-Mex Chile Chicken Nachos with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, white queso, tortilla chips, shredded lettuce, sour cream, jalapeños, pico de gallo salsa. OMG! This entrée is reason enough for a return visit.

(Are you picking up on the Golfing theme here GLOBer?) There is a complete Gainesville Ale House menu at the restaurant link at the bottom of this page.

 

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The aforementioned Zingers with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, sour cream, pico de gallo - $10.49 - did sound like a good idea for a starter. I added a side order of hot sauce from the fifteen plus list of Zinger and wing sauces.

The Zingers are very good. This pieces of chicken white meat were batter fried perfectly with an impressive assortment of goodies to add on, accompany, or to dip you're zinger into. These Zingers would make an excellent, tasty meal on their own.

I enjoy a good, serious, red meat protein from time to time. Overwhelmed by the myriad of choices I chose the Grilled Flat Iron Steak Fajita a second look with the sautéed bell peppers and onions, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, warm flour tortillas, and guacamole.

Andy Caldwell was considering a surf and turf dinner but decided on the North Atlantic Lobster Tails consisting of two 4-ounce tails, drawn butter, lemon wedge. The proximity of these Eastern lobster tails raised interesting conversation about the choice and flavor of up East lobster, as opposed to Florida Lobster tails. Like most conversations with Andy conclusions are typically irrelevant. BTW never ask Andy about the sun rising over the daily time zones of America.

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Our Server Noel was making my dinner feel very special. Our meals were served quickly and filled our table with an incredible array of delectable looking proteins and carbohydrates.

 

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Andy enjoyed his lobster tails and found the lobster tender, very moist and delicious with the drawn butter.  Andy ordered an awesome looking side of mashed potatoes and gravy of the likes I dream of at night. "This is really good," Andy said. "The two tails are the perfect size entrée, and presented in a dramatic way," he added.

I'm not a big fan of entrees I have to make, create, or compile which is why I normally shy away meals like fajitas.

That said the sizzling sound of a hot skillet arriving at our table with my assortment of bell peppers, onions, Monterey Jack, cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and guacamole - $12.49 - looked way inviting. I quickly made my first fajita wrap trying to include all the ingredients.

 

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What a flavor explosions highlighted by the picco degallo, and guacamole. The small pieces of the flat iron steak were cut exactly the right size to ensure a charred flavor along with the chewy, surprisingly tender RMP bites. (that is Red Meat Protein).  The sauteed peppers, onions were delightfully fresh, crunchy, and simmering in a delicious au jus that had me wondering why I don't order Fajitas more often.

 

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All right readers, about this Capt. Jack's Buried Treasure dessert. This masterpiece of slow sugar death is a triple layered vanilla ice cream cake, Oreo cookie crust, Heath Bar crunch crumble, caramel and hot fudge sauce - $6.49 - is really something to reckon with.

That sounds yummy just reading it.

OMG! How good was it? Andy and I shared a slice certainly big enough for three. Unflinchingly, ignoring any chastising diabetes thoughts I might be hearing I happily dived directly into the chocolate cake and chocolate syrup gleefully.

After several healthy size bites Andy moved the dessert from the middle of the table declaring, "I think you have had enough GLOB Master."

Darn right I'm going back to the Ale House. Next time I will be there for lunch, at the bar. by myself, so I can eat, and enjoy whatever the hell I want.

The Pluses and Minuses of Gainesville Ale House:

Gainesville Ale House ( +) indicators: Fun, popular place for meeting friends. Tasty Zingers are worth your consideration. Something fo revertine in the vast Ale House menu.

Gainesville Ale House ( - ) indicators:  Celebration point is a continuation of the Archer Rd. Triangle.

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Sandwich Inn

Nothing fancy about this sammie drive thru

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

I was driving west on NE 16th Ave. just east of Main St. when a Food On The Run thought hit me.

"You want to know where paradise lies, I call it two triple cheese side order of fries."

Of course I was decided to modify that chorus from Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen's tune when I saw the FOTR oasis looming on my right.

SandwichInnMenuIt must be synchronicity -- whatever that is -- that before I finished singing that great song there was the Sandwich Inn waiting for my lunch order.

There is nothing complicated about this longtime FOTR drive thru. As you drive in, the Sandwich Inn menu is waiting for you painted right up on the wall. Not a 1000 choices to choose from, but you will find very tasty burgers, double burgers, triple burgers, hot dogs, chicken, fish, hot ham and cheese, country fried steak, and sub sandwiches plus french fries and onions rings.

I couldn't help myself when I drove up to the microphone and placed my order in a catchy 4/4 beat, "Make mine one double cheese, side order of fries please."

"Drive forward,' was all I heard from the voice in the box, apparently unimpressed with my order delivery.

My Sandwich Inn expectation was a 'utilitarian' type of lunch. Nothing fancy, just a tasty belly bomb and some crispy shoe string french fries. This double cheese, fry and & drink cost me $7.00. It was the best $7.00 I have spent in a long time.

 

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The two burger patties, cheese, mayo, onions, and lettuce packaged in a medium size hamburger roll brought back memories of some of the best burgers I've ever had.  This hamburger did what it was supposed to do.

The order of french fries sitting in a large pile next to my burger made me think of the classic Grant Wood's "American Gothic" painting.  Picture the hamburger as the man with the pitch fork, and the fries as his wife. Now how is that for abstract art symbolism? Americana stylized in today's FOTR lunch of hamburger and fries.

 

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When I'm cruisn' in my cadillac I gotta have it bad
I pull on over 'cause I know I'll be glad
out comes the waitress with the gorgeous big teeth
right in her hand is my favorite treat
two triple cheese side order of fries
- Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen

The Pluses and Minuses of the Sandwich Inn:

Sandwich Inn (+) indicators: French fries, speedy service, one double cheese, side order of fries.

Sandwich Inn (-) indicators: No minuses here.

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Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings

Excellent burger, street corn highlight menu

By Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

BTWsf250The plan was to make a stop by the new Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings lunch stop in the old Burritos Brother Taco Company Midtown location just off of University Avenue.

Hurricane BTW owner Jack Gandolfo had different ideas.

"Are you a burger, wings, or a taco guy Mike," he asked sounding like Las Vegas card dealer ready to serve me up a lunch made to order.

"I like to call myself an eating professional," I responded trying to slow down the apparent food train coming directly at the GLOB Master.

 

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"So who makes the best burger in town," the hamburger stand owner asked. "I've heard about Gainesville's Relish hamburger and I like it, it's a good burger," he added.

"You look like a double cheeseburger kinda guy to me," Jack said waving for a server to come take our order. "I'm telling you GLOB Master give the Hurricane BTW Double Cheeseburger with guacamole, and bacon a try and you will find out what a really good hamburger is," Jack said.

How would you react to challenge like this after bragging about being an eating professional, and listing my favorite local burgers . . .  I ordered the Hurricane Burger Tacos Wings Double Cheeseburger with guacamole, and bacon.

 

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"You need to add a side of Mexican St. corn to go with that burger. Have you eaten Street Corn before? Before they coat the corn on the cob with cheese queso sauce, they dredge the corn in delicious spices, what a flavor blast," Jack exclaimed.

I was smiling thinking good, no French fries today as I sat waiting for my unplanned lunch.

I liked the design of the Burrito Brothers restaurant and not much has changed, however there seems more of an emphasis to the bar area being the center of activity in Hurricane's BTW.

 

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As far as the menu goes milkshakes and bottled water are available as well as Imported, and local craft beers Swamphead on tap, and First Magnitude in cans.

Street corn ($3.50), is the highlight of the short list of HBTW appetizers. Guacamole & Chips ($6), French fries ($2), and Kimchi Slaw ($2) are available.

An $8 price point seems to be the driver for main lunch entrees. There are substantial varieties of both chicken wings, ($8 for eight) and the tacos, ($8 each for six out of seven choices).

Of the five hamburger choices two of the selections, including the Hurricane BTW Double Cheeseburger with guacamole, and bacon ($10.50), are titled Premium lunch choices.

There is a complete menu at the restaurant link at the bottom of this page.

 

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The multi-stacked double cheeseburger was a smorgasborg of flavors and textures. I like to think a good hamburger dressed all the away will allow this eating professional an opportunity to enjoy all the flavors. That's what was happening here. The bacon flavor was pronounced, of course the mustard, ketchup, made their obligatory presence. I was surprised that the guacamole spread was a little on the light side for a $1.50 scoop.

The hamburger bun was steamed perfectly, and it was just the correct size for my mega-sandwich. Isn't it funny how a bad bun,  hamburger sandwich roll experience can really mess up a good thing.

I wish I had stuck to my no-thank-you-guns and waited to experience the Hurricane with friend. You know what I'm talking about GLOBers. The idea of sharing lunch can open so many eating surprising  doors.  I'm going back to HBTW with a pal and I will have the DIY half-a-burger, one taco and two chicken wing platter of my own creation, spices and flavors. Plus a plate of the very tasty Street Corn

The Pluses and Minuses of Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings:

Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings (+) indicators:  A very good hamburger, a multitude of delicious choices and decisions looming.

Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings (-) indicators: This is a student driven lunch stop prepare yourself accordingly.

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Maui Teriyaki

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Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza, W. Gainesville

Editor's Note: A Gainesville Lunch Out Blog feature of Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza can be viewed on the Piesano's Millhopper Area, and the University Avenue location GLOB page. -- GLOB Master

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