Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BRGR, Revisited

This past weekend, we met a friend for dinner at BRGR at the Galleria. It was my second time there (first visit post here) but first time for everyone else.

I still really like BRGR. Going for dinner now that it has been open a few weeks was a lot different than lunch with my mom after just 1-2 weeks open. It was a lot more crowded for dinner. We used No Wait. We put our name on the list around 5 pm and had a 70 minute wait! Also, there were a lot of children. Way more than I am used to when dining out.

That being said, we all enjoyed our food and since we ordered different dishes than on my previous visit, I figured I'd write about them. No photos, though. I had only my cell phone and the lighting was pretty dim.

Appetizers:

Grilled Cheese Bites: provolone, applewood smoked bacon, truffle aioli, tomatoes, pickle chips on grilled Texas toast served with a side of tomato fondue. Oh my. Theses are delicious. It's a smallish grilled cheese sandwich cut into four triangles which are then stacked and skewered before being placed on a plate with a ramekin of tomato fondue. We got the aioli on the side. Definitely an order again appetizer.

Fried Zucchini & Portobello Mushrooms: served with smoked tomato aioli. These were good, but not the best fried zucchini I've ever enjoyed. My heart belongs to the fried zucchini at Downey's House. SP & I ended up dipping ours in the tomato fondue from the grilled cheese bites. The smoked tomato aioli was a tad spicy for me.

Meals:

I created my own grilled chicken sandwich with bacon, mushrooms, cheddar, and caramelized onions on brioche. I love caramelized onions. Salty and sweet and soft and just... oh so good. I wish we could make them at home but every time we've tried, we get them too dark in spots and not a uniform, soft, caramelized color.

SP created a bunless salmon burger with bacon and caramelized onions and I forget what else and really liked it.

Friend had the Fire in the Hole burger (jalapenos, guacamole, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, sriracha). He liked it, but said it was spicier than he expected. He drank a lot of water and ended up leaving behind 2 of the jalapenos!

Dessert:

SP & I shared a spiked Salty Caramel Shake: bourbon, caramel sauce, sea salt, vanilla bean. It was good, but a little bit sweet for me. Our server was nice enough to split it into 2 cups for us.

Friend had a Root Beer Float, which he enjoyed.

Our server was friendly, didn't rush us even though there was a long wait, took the initiative to split our shake for us. We found our food yummy. We're glad they use No Wait because at least 20 minutes of the wait was spent driving to the Galleria. And it's nice that they're in a mall because during the rest of the wait, we were able to wander through stores and also sit on some mall couches to pass the time.

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