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Monday, September 30, 2013

Joshua's On The River

        Our 2nd Review: 
         Official Review #2

Joshua's has just recently closed their doors, we think it was due to their remote location, away from the main tourist areas in Pigeon Forge, if they were to ever find a better place, closer to town, their food & service were so good, they would be one of the most popular places to eat in the entire area, very sorry to see you all go, hope you can re-open closer to town, we would help promote your awesome Burgers & other Food again.


         This is a Vacation Trip review!

Joshua's On The River
2004 Red Bank Road, Sevierville, Tennesssee 37876
(865)366-7126

Joshua's is Located about 7 mins from Dollywood, you drive right past it to get there, at least from our Cabin that's how we went.
We found this place on Tripadvisor, it had a 5 star overall rating, so we tried it out for & early Dinner.

It is located on the end of a small plaza of offices or businesses, it almost does not appear to be a Restaurant, no cars were in the lot, we walked in & were all amazed, how clean & new looking the Decor was, & how great it looked, they have only been open a few months, we found out later.
I ordered Cheeseburger with Fries & Provolone Cheese, $6.49 with Lettuce, Tomato & Onion, with Mayo on the side, Medium Well.
Brandy was the only one that did not make this trip with us, the other's ordered, Rib Eye Steak Dinner & The Cheese Steak Sandwich, my Wife ordered the Sirloin Steak, we also got the Queso & Chips to start with.
Everyone agreed, that the Queso was at least tied with the Best we have ever had, we all 4, ate it as fast as we could get it down, LOL.
My Burger was Amazing, the closest thing to it in taste, I've ever had previously was, at a Place near Milford Ohio, that the Cincinnati Burger Guys had rated as their Best Burger Ever, this location changed management & no longer has that awesome Burger, anyway, that was the next best one, I've ever had, until now.
This Burger is now my & our Team's new #1 BEST BURGER EVER, it was a large made to order piece of meat, Char-Grilled & every bite was so tasty & fantastic, I hate to describe food, in such a way, as when I read that myself in reviews, I always roll my eyes, but after eating this Burger, it's the only way to describe it.
Michael said his Ribeye, was as good as any he has had in his Travels all over the Country, even in Cow Country in the West & Midwest, my Wife said her Sirloin Steak, was as good or better than any she has ate anywhere, the Fries, & we all agreed on this, were the Best, fresh Hand-Cut fries anywhere, the previous day, we had tried a German place in Pigeon Forge, Called Poynor's Pommes Frites, I think is the correct name, touting & reviewed as, the Best fries around, well, yes they were, at least until we tried Joshua's Fries, these were better, if he had the Garlic Dip, that Poynor's had, it would have made them even Better, Josh, can you come up with a Garlic dip for your fries, LOL, thanks.
The Waitress was awesome & Joshua, the Owner, came around to our Table, after being the Chef for our meal, to ask Patrons how everything was, a very nice touch.

Everyone Tasted My Burger to try it out, this was not going to be an Official Burger tasting visit, but, it turned out that way, & at only $6.49 for a Large Burger & Fries, this was well worth the Trip.

Final Thoughts: The team agreed, this is the Best Burger, we all, have ever had anywhere, it was a unanimous vote, but again, it's only our 2nd official review, we have many more to go, so follow along as we start our long & tasty journey in the Tradition & memory of the Cincinnati Burger Guys.
Joshua, it was great to meet your Father on our 2nd visit there, he is a very nice person & a very proud Dad, we can all tell, it was great to talk to him.

Additions & or Update: We returned the next evening, & more of us ordered & tried the Burgers & still agree, the Best Ever Burger, anywhere so far, we all have ever had, also tried the Onion Rings, also excellent, tried the Chicken Wings with 911 Hot Sauce, the wings were Excellent & meaty & very tasty, the 911 Sauce was an excellent Sauce, we can't wait til our next trip to the area again, as we will eat more meals here & Try more variety of food, & more Burgers & maybe even their Hot Wing Challenge on Wednesday's & some of the other specials they have, this is a great little quiet place to eat Awesome! food, tucked away in the Mountains near Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

Final Rating:  10.0*  (The Best)
I hated to have to ever, give any Burger, a Perfect 10, but thought, that would be robbing the best Burger we've ever had, of that honor, & this is it, if we ever find a better one, we will rate it a 10.5, until then, this one reigns King & Supreme over all other Burgers.


Gabby's Cafe

Our 1st Review: 
Official Review #1

515 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, Ohio Part of Cincinnati, Ohio 45215
(513)821-6040

Gabby's, is Located, in Beautiful Downtown Wyoming, Ohio, a wonderful old Village, that has some of the most Beautiful Homes in the City.
They have a varied Menu, Offering Great Burgers, Pizza, Appetizers, & also Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner Menus.
They also have a nice little bar area, in another room.
We found this location, based on a review by the old Cincinnati Burger Guys Blog

We started out our Meal with a Couple of Appetizers, 
1. Loaded Potato Skins       $8.50
2. Chicken Quesadilla         $9.00
Both of these appetizers, were very good, at least as good, or better than any we have had at any other location, I would recommend them & have them anytime.

Now for the Main course & Reason for our trip.

We all ordered the,  Certified Angus Beef Burger $9.25
this Burger, includes these toppings, (sautéed onions, mushrooms, & crisp bacon); your choice of Saratoga chips, very good, (with BBQ dipping sauce), fries, also very good, or  cole slaw; a good slaw, & one of,  7 different cheeses, they come with lettuce, tomato, red onions, and mayo (on the side), the Chef does an excellent job on presentation for this Burger, it looks like a great burger, colorful & well done. on a toasted Kaiser bun, that will not fall apart. 
I chose  Provolone, with Fries, the Fries are extremely good tasting, everyone on the team agreed on that also.
We all loved the Kaiser Bun, as many places, serves a bun, that sometimes fall's apart while eating your burger, this is one huge burger, you must use both hands for sure, it's a 1/2 pound of Char-grilled meat, that you savor every single bite, starting with your 1st one, I absolutely love this Burger, it's always been my favorite since I made my first visit here, years ago, & still is, we all agree, that we loved the Char-grilled taste, & the overall flavor of the Burger, they were made to order from Medium to my Medium well, to Well Done, I use to go with Well Done on all Burgers, but have learned, that you get much more flavor from the meat, with at least a Medium or Medium Well, piece of meat, everyone liked their choices of cheese, I also like their Mayo on it, but everyone on the team agrees, that this Burger, could stand on it's own, without the dressing's & cheese & Mayo, & just go with the meat & bun, but we all enjoy the overall taste of everything on it, as it's all fresh & the Angus Beef appeared to be Hand-Made.

Final Thoughts: So far, the entire team agreed, this is the Best Burger in the entire Cincinnati & N. Ky., area, it was a unanimous vote, but it's our 1st & only official review, we have many more to go, so follow along as we start our long & tasty journey in the Tradition & memory of the Cincinnati Burger Guys.
Highly Recommend that everyone take the time to try this Burger, & this great little Gem of a Restaurant to eat at, we've had Family Birthday parties for Adults, & Kids here, & it's always a nice experience.

Final Rating:  9.5*  (Exceptional)

Next Tasty Review: Joshua's on the River (This one is a Vacation review, from our, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge Trip)




Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Little About us!

I would like to start out, our new blog, by introducing everyone in the group, & tell you all about what we are going to be blogging about.

Members:
Founder: Rob
Co-Founder: Sue
Members: Heather, Michael, Brandy, over the course of time, we lost 2 Member, Michael & Brandy, as they had to move on.
Our ages when we started this are, 52, 56, 34, 33, & 30.

I am calling our little group, the New Burger Guys & Gals, in honor of the old Cincinnati Burger Guys, I use to follow their Blog on Cincinnati area Burgers, for a long time, then all of a sudden, they just stopped blogging & as far as I know, left no reason for not continuing their hunt for the best Cincinnati area Burgers, well we plan to continue that hunt, & carry on the tradition of finding the Best Burgers in Cincinnati & N. Ky., & Vicinity, and we will also include the best burgers we find, while traveling.

We will stick withm in General, the Cincinnati Burger Guys rating system on a scale of up to 10, so people can go back & compare rated reviews of similar locations, to their reviews from years ago, as some places may either get better or maybe go down in the ratings over the years.

Monday September 30th will be our 1st, two Reviews.

Thanks & Take care!
From, The New Burger Guys & Gals!