BBBV (Bellaire Broiler Burger Virgins)

Today was a treat - watching 2 Bellaire Broiler Burger virgins sample their first flame broiled works of art!  2 co-workers, both of whom had never experienced the perfection that is BBB, joined me for lunch.  From the minute we walked in,  I knew they would instantly fall in love with this classic burger joint.   Betsy was most impressed with our order taker - a "progressive" looking and witty blonde haired woman with "Daddy's Girl" tattooed across her chest.  (This would become the topic of part of our lunch conversation) 

Cut to the burgers - Betsy had the #3 with cheese, which she fully devoured, along with her side of Onion Rings.  Casey had the #3 with cheese and mushrooms, and enjoyed every bite.  Each one embraced their "virginity" loss with much pleasure.  Watching them brought me much pleasure - but, let's be honest - I lost my BBB virginity decades ago - but oh how I remember my first time!!!  (Do we EVER forget our first time?)

So, moral of this story - co-workers will fall in love with you all over again if you take them to BBB for the very first time! 

Cheers to Eating More Burgers! 

RW

 

Bellaire Broiler Burger Virgins Betsy and Casey Before Their Very First Bites!

Bellaire Broiler Burger Virgins Betsy and Casey Before Their Very First Bites!

Throwback Burger - Barn Style

It's been great how so many family members and friends have embraced my blog, as well as my burger obsession.  Saturday's burger adventure came as a suggestion from "Susan".  "Why don't we try The Burger Barn in Manvel, Texas?", she asked.  We had passed by this place several times en route to Galveston.  I went directly to their website, and was in awe of the vast selection of (25) burgers they offered.  So, off we went!

Arriving at The Burger Barn around 3:30pm on a Saturday, Susan and I were both immediately impressed with the crowd for that time of day.  "Was this a good sign?" we both wondered.  We went up to order our burgers, and I had my usual - Bacon Cheeseburger, with onions, lettuce, jalapeno, light mayo, and a fried egg. 

When the burger arrived, it was quite tall.  Cutting it in half with the flimsy plastic knife they offered was a bit of a challenge, but once I took off a layer of (too much) iceberg lettuce, I was able to take my first bite.  While tasty, the meat was a little overdone, and the burger was really nothing exceptional. The bun was buttered and grilled nicely, and the fried egg was not too runny - adding a nice flavor to the burger.  Without the fried egg, I'm sorry to say, the burger would be nothing more than just average.  The prices at The Burger Barn are as cheap as it gets - $4.89 for a burger!  So, if you're out for a drive along Highway 6 in Manvel, Texas, and hungry, I'd stop by for a cheap burger and a beer.  Otherwise, go some place closer to home.

Anticipating my first bite while co-erced into posing with the menu. 

Cheers to Eating More Burgers! 

RW