Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Win Place or Show

Review 37 @ Stop 41
Win Place or Show
9933 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd (West Chester)

From many moons ago, travelers along Rt. 42 north of Sharonville recall Tommy’s, a bar and grill known for it’s rustic bar, dark backroom, and good burgers. Today, as the Win Place or Show Sports Bar (WPS), the rustic bar still exists, but the backroom has been transformed into a large, bright sports bar with high ceilings, light pine walls supporting neon signs, over 45 TVs, video games, and space for entertainment.

The surprisingly large menu offers several burgers made with 100% ground chuck directly from Luigi’s Market. Although normally price at $6.95, the Burger Guys visited on a Monday, thus were able to take advantage of the Monday special: the cheeseburger platter ($5.50). For those on the prowl for burger specials, take note as Sunday’s Burger Madness serves up a burger with unlimited toppings for $3.00.

Served with shredded lettuce, mayo, tomato, and onion and on a regular, but toasted bun, the patties were definitely handmade as one was much thinner than the others. Although no one could detect any gristle nor any added seasonings, the meat was flavorless and the toppings dominant the taste.

A nice place? Absolutely. Worth the visit? Yes again. A sure bet for a good burger? Nothing memorable with this burger.

Points: 4.5
Rating: Average

Next Review: TBA

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shooters Sports Grill

Review 36 @ Stop 44
Shooters Sports Grill
780 Loveland-Miamiville Rd (Miami Township)

After a morning of cleaning the tile floors in the hall at their church, Bucky, Freddie, and a distinguished guest (a fellow laborer), the trio decided to see if Shooters could meet the needs of their well-earned, worked-up appetite.

Located not far from I-275’s Wards Corner exit, Shooters is a newly-built, family-oriented, locally-owned, sports bar. With at least 21 TVs, numerous windows, contemporary décor, and large menu, Shooters provides a well-lit, family-oriented atmosphere during traditional dining hours.

Besides a variety of wraps, sandwiches, and salads, the menu offers 5 burgers with onion, lettuce, tomato, and pickle. March Madness, the traditional burger, is ½ pound of Angus beef ($6.95).

Interestingly, as their conversation notes, Shooters provided the setting for Bucky and Freddie’s largest score differential to date.

Bucky: Wow, that’s one of the better ones.

Freddie: Only ok at best. You were just hungry.

Bucky: What do you mean? It was good!

Freddie: Frozen and no flavor in the meat.

Bucky: But I liked it!

Freddie: It must have been the extra onions you got from me.

Bucky: Although it was a little bit more done than I like.

Freddie: And we can’t differentiate the cooking levels.

Bucky: I liked the bun.

Freddie: You always like good buns.

Bucky: I’d come back here again for a burger!

Freddie: I frequently drive by here, so I’ll be back – but not for the burger. Good Wraps though.

Bucky: But it was good!

Freddie: Go home Bucky and get your nap.

Obviously, since the Bucky and Freddie differ on this one, readers must decide for themselves. Given the comments above and the score below, can you guess the individual scores?

Points: 6.0
Rating: Average (High)

Next Review: Win Place or Show