by Sam P. on
I have been to BBP twice now, and I will comment on each of the experiences: First time: Minor preface: I was pretty inebriated (it was Spring Fling - gimme a break). Waited in line for probably 25 minutes. Waited probably another 10 minutes to be seated/get food. The wait wasn't all that bad though - everyone was nice, plus I was quite excited to finally try this place. Ordered the Dallas burger medium-rare with sweet potato fries. When I order something medium-rare, I want it medium-rare. When my burger came, it was medium-rare. I was excited. Very excited. As soon as I bit into the burger, I was lifted to a meaty nirvana. The burger was perfectly cooked and the toppings were quite tasty. I love me some bbq sauce and cole slaw. The sweet potato fries were uninspiring, but I was diggin the horseradish sauce they came with. I am also a huge fan of chipotle ketchup (I mix chipotles in adobo w/ketchup at home - so this place clearly is stalking me). The sauces on the table were a nice addition. Decor is also well done - love the winding bar seating with the bacon-inspired lamp. My friends were equally pleased with their meals. Second time: Went for lunch yesterday around 1:45pm. Waited about 5-7 mins, found seats promptly, was served expediently. Ordered the Napa Valley turkey burger (goat cheese, Meyer lemon honey mustard, watercress) and onion rings. The turkey burger was quite juicy and the goat cheese was smooth and lovely, but the honey mustard was lost in the mix. I wish it were a bit more potent. Onion rings were fabulous - asked for some of the horseradish sauce (see above) and tried the burger sauce. Their burger sauce is goooooooood - it's a nice mix of A-1 flavor with bbq sauce. Loves it. The highlight of the meal, though, was the vanilla caramel bourbon shake I shared with my friend (it was the last day of classes...drinks at lunch are totally appropriate). It was rich and the flavor was fantastic. The fresh whipped cream was sublime. The bourbon paired so well with the flavors of the shake. Major foodgasms. Bottom line: This place has got something right. I am impressed that within a month of opening, both of my visits have been consistent positive experiences. BBP fills a niche that is currently not fulfilled in the area. I am not a huge Bobby Flay fan (I really loathe his Throwdown show) - but I gotta give him props because he can make a solid burger. Props to you, Bobbo. This place needs a veggie burger, though. I hope it's coming soon.
by Vella Hirschman on
I've been here twice (both for bday party busses, so it was a complete freak accident) and I can tell you this may be the ghetto-est, awkward-est place. evah. I felt completely out of place both times and Im a girl who can pretty much blend in when need be. NOT here. Also, its in the 'Loin which is sketch and we were told the bus could not pull up right in front of the entrance because they had problems with drive bys? Awesome. After we park around the block and bypass the line we begin to get yelled at by people waiting in line...calling us bitches and whatnot cuz we didnt wait in line. IM SORRY. Once I was in, I went to the bar and asked for the cheapest drink they had. (hey, im not MADE of money.) Lucky me! a $5 Coors Light. Coors Light should NEVER be 5 bucks. I mean, isnt that what a 12pack costs these days? Bottom line, if you want to sweat while standing still and feel completely awkward and uncomfortable, go there grab a $10 drink and rock out.