a “speakeasy” burger bar
ok, arco plaza. i stumbled upon you once trying to re-live my childhood, but aside from the occasional suit-studded happy hour, i never thought we’d cross paths again. i say “speakeasy” because of your blink-and-you’ll-miss-the-parking-entrance location, but perhaps i really mean downtown “dive”?
a cross between white-collar wine bar and blue-collar sports bar, i didn’t quite know what to make of rowdy red wine & burger bar. given the hour, the lunch crowd had long since returned to their cubicles, and the happy hour honeys hadn’t quite made it there yet. the crowd that remained was a mix of associates, couples, and lone cowboys in search of sustenance.
in contrast to the venue, which made me feel slightly awkward and out of place, something felt so wholesome and comforting about the classic cheeseburger. au natural: no gimmicks, no sauce with just a hint of tillamook cheese. the burger was filling without leaving me feeling overly stuffed, tasty, well-balanced, and remarkably satisfying.
- burger: 3.5 out of 5 stars. [solid. not overwhelming, but not disappointing.]
- fries: 3 out of 5 stars. [walking the line of mediocrity]
overall thoughts: like biting into the american dream: humble beginnings, big winnings.
would i go back?
sorry, only with my fbf.