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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mac's Pizza

Mac's Pizza
Our 70th Review
Official Review #70

2920 W US-22 And 3

Mainville, Ohio 45039


We went to the Landen Location in Cincinnati, it is 1 of 4 Locations in town, with 4 Adults & 4 kids, I tried, The Mac Burger, $8.49  with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion & Pickles, with Waffle Fries on a Brioche Bun.
They have 4 other types of Burgers, on the Menu, it's 8oz. of All Beef Burger, To start with, the Burger Looked awesome, one of the best presentations of a Burger I've seen anywhere, I love a good Brioche Bun, and only Delites in Maysville, Ky. has a great Brioche bun, but I have finally found another awesome bun on a Burger, the toppings, Lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles were all fresh and tasted great, the biggest problem with this burger, was the Beef, it tasted pretty good, but that's it, just pretty good, not great, not awesome, it did not match the flavor of the great Bun and toppings, at 1st I thought it tasted like a Frozen Pre-Made Patty out of a box, but they claim it's real Beef, so I will go with it, I put on salt & pepper, still did not improve it, so that keeps it from making the top 10 on our burger blog, the Waffle fries were very good, I tried some of my Wifes Jumbo Wings, and they are awesome, they tasted great, she got the Mild Hot sauce, and it was just about the best Mild Hot sauce we've had anywhere, we asked to taste the Spicy Garlic and I really liked it, but Mild Garlic or Garlic Parmesan are my favorites, but they had neither, but this SPicy Garlic was very good, My son's both had the chicken Quesadilla's and they said those were excellent also, the kids got Pizza and I tried a piece and I would have eaten that myself, so I have to say their Pizza is very good also, I took half my Burger home and really spiced it up with some of my favorite burger spices and it still barely helped the burger, it's not a bad piece of Beef, just a bit more on the plain tasting side, if they could come up with a really good flavorful meat, they would have one of the best burgers in town, the Server, he was AWFUL< TERRIBLE, nice but just plain BAD, first off he carried to much food to the table and dropped my Wifes little plastic container of Dressing onto the table and it splattered all over her and the tables are metal with holes all over them, and the dressing dripped through onto her Jeans, and he did not even get her a towel or anything or offer to help her clean up, we had to clean it up, then she had stained clothes from the oily dressing,  she had goto the event we went to after we ate, he took too long to return for refills and after spilling the dressing, seemed timid about coming back and when he did barely talked to us, so I always leave a good tip for good service, but this service was terrible, so not a lot of tipping, for my wife and I, 1 Burger with Waffle fries and 12 Wings, and she got a side salad, was $25.05 my burger seemed to taste a little better after I heated it up in the little oven and added more spices, but not much more, and the Wings still were great, so next time, it's the Wings for both of us or a Quesadilla. Also her salad for $2.99 was very good. the atmosphere of the place, a nice looking clean sports bar, with Sand Volleyball outside, I would return here anytime, I might try cheese & bacon on my Burger if I ever got another on to try to get more flavor into it. 

Final Thoughts: Excellent Bun and toppings, very good Waffle Fries, Awesome Wings, nice clean Sports Bar, terrible Waiter, I would eat here again anytime, but won't waste my time on the Burger, I would order WINGS. Too many other Great Burgers in Town to waste money on this one, The Excellent Bun is wasted on a Plain Burger that if it is all Beef, tastes like a frozen Pre-made non-beef patty.

Finaly Rating: *6.0   (Avg/Not Bad-Nothing Special)



Our 69th Review
Official Review #69

212 Market Street

Maysville, Kentucky 41056


We stopped in here on a Saturday night, around 5pm for Dinner, not crowded at all, very nice looking clean place, waitress was very friendly and they were quick to seat us, which a lot of places makes the mistake of ignoring you, when you walk in, so we started out great.

I ordered the Cheddar Burger with Fries, my Wife had the Steak with Baked Potato and Fried Apples, no salad was offered, which is a bit odd for a high Priced steak dinner, it was about $17 or so, my Burger was around $10.
I can't exactly remember the prices as we were in a rush to get to a local Concert, My Burger looked great and it was fairly big, and it was pretty good, it was not top 10 on our Blog list, and not even the best in Maysville, Delites just a few places down the street is 10x better, I doubt I would even stop here again for the Burger, all the Yelp reviews praise the Steak, my Wife Loves STeak, always has to order it wherever we go, and she thought it was a bit tough, not too bad, but also not one of the better Steaks she has had anywhere, it's doubtful either one of us would go here again, the meat had no flavor to it at all, on my Burger or her Steak, the Fries were very good, probably the best part of my meal.

Some of the yelp reviewers claim service was awful, they must have come on a very busy or just bad night, as all the staff seemed attentive and helpful and friendly, and were constantly waiting and checking their tables, so no issues there, maybe we also had a bad night on the steak, but the burger and steak both looked great, both were good, just not good enough for the expense and not good enough to return, too many better Burgers and steaks around, I won't go into too much detail here, this is one of those places, that I feel like you have to try it out for yourself, as they may be an up and down location, 1 night good, another not so good, I would rate the Burger in my top 20 on our Burger Blog, but it won't move any higher than that.

Final Thoughts: If you want a nice place for a fairly good sit down meal, this is it, you will pay for that experience, but I will take Delites up the street for a Burger, or even Pasquales about 5 mins away for a full meal anyday over this place.

Final Rating: *6.0   (Avg/Not Bad-Nothing Special)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Willies Sports Cafe

Our 68th Review
Official Review #68

6380 Glenway Avenue 
in Western Hills

Cincinnati, Ohio  45211


MONDAY- Burger Madness- Cheeseburger and Fries - $6.99 For Lunch

This is one of my Favorite places to eat, for many years now, I use to go to the one in Kenwood, but it closed, also I believe the one in Covington is now gone, not sure about any other locations, but this one is still in Western Hills, we got a Groupon Coupon for this one a great deal, I've always started out with one of my  Favorite appetizers anywhere, The HEART STOPPER - Waffle fries topped with Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, ranch dressing, bacon and green onions 8.99  I get this to start my meal anytime I've ever eaten here, it's a Delicious app and I definitely recommend it. I've also had many of their other appetizers and they have all been very good, so try anything they have with confidence.
Next we ordered our Burgers and my Wife ordered the TACO SALAD - 8.99 
Fresh iceberg lettuce topped with your choice of chili or seasoned
chicken, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, pico de gallo, black
olives, sour cream and guacamole. Served with tortilla chips 8.99 
Willie's burgers are a half-pound of fresh ground beef cooked to tender medium-well. 

Served with lettuce, tomato, red onion and French fries. Substitutions for an extra charge.
We both thought this was one of the better Taco Salads we've had anywhere.

Now on to the Burgers, all the years I had been going to Willie's in Kenwood, I had never tried their Burgers, now I'm glad I finally had one, I decided upon the Double RR Burger - 8.99  A half pound patty grilled to perfection and topped with BBQ sauce, ham and Swiss cheese 10 different Burgers, it was a tough Choice, the Fries were also very good.

I love Roney's the old Roy Rogers Restaurant Double R Burger, the Ham on it, gives it an extra added nice flavor.

This was a big Burger, not too big, but just about right, the whole thing looked very nice, nice presentation on it, it was piled pretty high with all the toppings, my first bite again always gives me my best idea of where I will head with the review, and this one was Excellent, I couldn't wait to dig into it further, we both tried it out as we did her Taco salad.

Right away I knew this was a top 10 Burger on our list and definitely a challenger for top 5 for sure, they asked how I wanted it cooked, and as usual I got it Medium-Well the meat definitely had some spices which is always another good sign, and it tasted absolutely delicious, all the toppings were fresh and very good, the bun was good, but it could be even better with a nice Brioche Bun from GFS in Cincinnati, they could easily get their buns there, but these were still ok.

I have already purchased us another Groupon Coupon for this one and can't wait to go back and hope the Burgers are as good as they were on this trip.

The Waiter was very nice, a bit forgetful, but overall he was good, the place was nice and clean and big, we stopped in for Lunch, on a weekend, it had a lot of people, it's located in a very busy area of Glenway avenue, but has a lot of parking as it sits up on a hill, very easy to get into.

It's a Sports Bar, has several Tv's if you go to watch Sports.

Final Thoughts: I definitely recommend this place, the appetizers are excellent and the Burgers just as good, this one is top 10 and for sure top 5 on our list, now I must decide exactly where to place it on the list, I can't wait to go back soon, the 1st of the year to try it again, one of the few places where the burger is so good, I'm still tasting it after we leave and wanting more and already planning another trip back.

Final Rating: 9.1*  Exceptional-Must try it!

Gold Star Chili

   Our 67th Review
Official Review #67

Many Locations in Cincinnati & N. Kentucky

They have been advertising their Burgers for a Long time, so we decided to drop in and check them out, they had a $4.99 Special going on, so we ordered that, they have 6 different Burgers, so I'm not sure how much the regular prices are on their Burgers.
We got the Backyard Burger Topped with grilled ham, grated cheddar and tomato with BBQ sauce and a touch of chipotle dressing.  1/3 Pound Gourmet Burgers, it's a place you would not think to find a good burger or even try one, but if they serve them, I will try them, we were pleasantly surprised when we got our Burgers, they looked great to start off with, I can usually tell from my first bite how it's going to go, and it was very good, the bun also was good, they don't ask how you want it cooked, it appeared well done, the flavor of the meat was very good, and it definitely had some spices in it, salt, pepper and not sure what else, but it was good, the Bun did not fall apart, which is always a plus and it was good.
The toppings were all fresh and tasted good as well, this location served fries, not sure if all do, but they were also very good, a great deal if they still have this for the price, probably a Lunch special they do.

Final Thoughts: Again this one surprised us, it was really good, I prefer Skyline & Empress Chili over their 5-ways and Coneys, but if I eat here again, I will definitely order a Burger and can definitely recommend it.

Final Rating: 6.5* Try it-above avg/Good to Very Good.

Next Tasty Review: Willies Sports Cafe

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Cafe on the Green

Our 66th Review
Official Review #66

3670 Smith Rd
California, Kentucky 41007

859.635.2170    859.448.0205

CafĂ© Classic Burger  $7.95   Monday after 6pm
Burger Special    $6.95
1/2lb Classic Cheeseburger & fries.
Seasoned 1/2lb Burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle & Mayo, it came with 2 slices of American Cheese.
It's a huge Burger, very large piece of beef, definitely seasoned, I ordered it Medium Well as usual and it comes with fries.
It's located off the AA Hwy. in California, Ky. just down from the California Marketplace, it's located on a Beautiful Golf Course, it can't be seen from the main road, and it's a very nice, clean Restaurant, you can eat outside and have a great view of the Golf Course, but it was way too hot for that, when 3 of us went for Dinner.
The Garden topping the Burger was fresh, and the Beef had an excellent taste to it, the only thing I would change would be to ask that just,
1 slice of American Cheese instead of 2, just a bit too much for me, the bun was ok, not one of the better ones I've tried, but it was not bad,
but if they would add an nicer tasting bun, it was up the rating on this Burger alot, as the meat was very good, one of the better pieces of beef, I've tasted on a Burger and also one of the biggest pieces.
The others in the group decided on Ribeye Steak  and they also taste tested the Burger as I did their steak and I can say it was one awesome Steak, actually the steak would get a much higher rating than the Burger, and that's not taking anything away from the Burger, the fries were also very
good, and more than enough to go with the meal, for $7.95 it was definitely worth it.

I can recommend this Burger, but if I return, it will be for the Ribeye Steak, on Mondays after 6pm, you can get the 1/2lb. burger & fries for $6.95, so I might return sometime for that deal.

Final Thoughts: This one was good, not awesome and not overall top 10 but worth a try if your in the area.

Final Rating: 7.0* (Try it-abv.avg/GdtoVG)

Next Tasty Review: Gold Star Chili Burger!