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 are 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.

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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

Café 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, a 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 a nicer tasting bun, it would up to the rating on this Burger a lot, 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 you're in the area.

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

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915 Pub & Grill

Our 65th Review
Official Review #65

915 Burger with Fries