I need to stop watching Food Network and the Travel Channel! Decided to try one of the spots featured on Food Paradise. The episode was about “burgers”. This particular restaurant was the B52 Burger and Brew in Inver Grove Heights. Unbeknownst to us the menu that was found on the Food Paradise link was an old one and my husband had set his sights on the Bison Burger. Here is how the lunch went:
The restaurant is undergoing some renovations to their patio. The wait staff seemed to all be dressed in their workout clothes. Quite sloppy if you ask me. With that said it was quite dark inside with very few patrons yet it took almost 20 minutes for our food to arrive. Strike 1. The food arrived luke warm. Normally when you get a burger and fries it is really hot and takes a few minutes to cool down enough to take a nice bite. That wasn’t the case here. Strike 2.
I ordered the Caprese Burger with waffle fries, not being told that the waffle fries were extra. The burger included tomato, basil, mozzarella, and a balsamic reduction sauce. Not impressed. To reiterate it was luke warm and there was no flavor. It didn’t taste like there was anything but a burger and a bun. This for $7.59 plus the $.99 for the fries.
My husband first asked about the Bison Burger since we didn’t see it on the menu. “Oh, we haven’t had that for a couple of years. The information must need to be updated”. Strike 3. We probably should have gone at this time, but his next choice was the John Wayne burger and he chose the garlic fries. His arrived in the luke warm condition with the fries drowning in garlic oil and an extra $.99 for the dipping sauce, which he was not told would be extra. The burger came with bacon, cheddar, BBQ sauce and a jumbo onion ring for $7.59.
All in all it was a huge disappointment considering this restaurant was featured on a show called “Food Paradise”. It could loosely be called food but it was certainly no paradise.