Sunday, March 26, 2006

915 Pub and Grill

Review 14 @ Stop 25
915 Pub & Grill
915 N. Ft. Thomas Rd (Ft. Thomas)

Given the success of the outstanding burgers at 915’s siblings, the Burger Guys couldn’t wait to drive up to the highlands. Would this be an opportunity for a letdown?

Nestled atop Ft. Thomas’s north end, the 915 Pub and Grill is a pleasant neighborhood tavern. Unlike the older look of its siblings, the dark mauve color scheme and the vibrant, multicolored, hand painted images on the center wall provide a contemporary feel. The larger, front window allows enough light to notice the bright colors.

The menu seems the same as Zola’s and offers 8 burgers. Included with fries or Asian slaw, the $4.95 Traditional Burger is a half-pound Black Angus meat served on a grilled Kaiser bun with tomato, lettuce, mayonnaise, and onion either grilled or raw. Nice touch!

Fresh meat? Yes.
Hand made? Yes.
Made to order? Yes.
Toasted bun? Yes.
Juicy? Yes!

Do you dream of burger nirvana while eating a large burger and observing the juices falling to the plate below? If so, the 915 may be the place. While Bucky swears by this place, Freddie and Wolfy are cautious. True to form, Freddie wants more seasoning integrated into the meat. Wolfy says that although this burger was very good, he knows of instances at the 915 when the burger is considerably smaller. Being an operations-oriented professional, he wonders about quality control issues at the 915.

Negatives aside, the positives are enough to earn an Exceptional Burger Award. When you visit, tell them the Cincinnati Burger Guys sent you. On the other hand, keep us posted on their quality control issue.

Score: 8.5
Rating: Exceptional

PS: 915 burger special every Wednesday: Burger with any 5 toppings for $5.

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