Chips

B Boomers

Located on Southfield Rd. in Allen Park, MI, B Boomers is a local bar dishing out good food with big portions. Getting more bang for your buck is always a good feeling and a lot of spots aren’t as generous as they used to be. B Boomers offers a typical bar menu consisting of pizza, burgers sandwiches, soups and salads, and fried favorites. With flat screen T.V.’s, cold beers, and a full bar, B Boomers is the place to enjoy a nice dinner and watch your favorite game. Ma and I decided to grab a quick bite before heading to the Allen Park Street Fair a couple weeks ago. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bits

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 3 out of 5 bites (good food and portion size)

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Reuben Sandwich: Thinly slice corned beef with sauerkraut on marble rye served with thousand island dressing and homemade chips. The corned beef was lean and juicy which made it tasty, but also made the bottom half of the bread soggy (I hate that). It’s sometimes the risk you take when enjoying a nice Reuben sandwich. The home made chips were really delicious and were served warm (so you know they were fresh).  The corned beef was stacked high and was enough for Ma and I to share. The sauerkraut added a nice bite to the salty corned beef. I really like how the sandwich was served on newspaper paper. It adds character and uniqueness.

b boomers

reuben

I sometimes forget about B Boomers since they are one of the last restaurants before you hit Southfield Freeway and because they re-opened under new ownership a little over a year ago. Since rediscovering it’s charm, I have a feeling that they are my new local favorite. My next visit will be to try the pizza (which I hear is amazing). B Boomers is a great place if you are looking for good food and service at a local price. Stop in for live music, events including fantasy football, trivia, and fundraisers, and great food and drink specials.

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Vernon’s Gastropub

The next stop on the Bite Tonight’s Texas trip is to Vernon’s Gastropub.

Located in Dallas, TX, Vernon’s Gastropub first started in 1986 as a bar and grille. In 2013, they made the transformation to the city’s first gastropub offering craft beers, liquors, and scratch made food using only the highest quality ingredients. With live music, great food and drink specials, and flat screens to enjoy the big game, Vernon’s is the place to be. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites

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Chickels and Pips: Battered and fried pickle slices with crispy hand cut potato chips. I really liked the thin, crispy chips. The pickles were slightly salty and lightly battered. Great starter!

pickle chips

Martini Olives: Queen Ann olives wrapped in applewood bacon and deep fried crispy. Props for creativity. The combo of the saltiness from both the olive and bacon with the sweet and smokiness from the applewood bacon was good. This appetizer was just a little too salty for me.

bacon wrapped olives

ABC egg rolls: Avocado, bacon, chicken, tomato and Jack cheese fill these wraps. Creamy, cheesy, and crispy. Delicious twist on the classic egg roll. Served with a sweet chili sauce that was on point.

eggrolls

Sliders: Fried Chicken (Hand battered chicken strips and pickle), Zingers (Hand battered chicken strips tossed in original Buffalo sauce), Pulled Pork: Sweet and tender, Pot Roast, 50/50 (ground top sirloin and bacon). You could really taste the bacon and sirloin in this slider. It was a bite of heaven and full of flavor.

sliders

Fried Chicken: Simple, yet yummy. You get a taste of southern fried chicken with a nice sourness from the pickle slice.

Zinger: Nice crispy fried chicken coated in spicy buffalo sauce. Juicy chicken breast lightly breaded.

Pot Roast: The roast beef was super tender and delicious.

buffalo chicken sliders

Reuben Sandwich: Sliced corned beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss cheese on grilled rye served with a cucumber and red onion salad. The corned beef was finished on the flat top grill which added a nice browned up crisp to it. The Sauerkraut had a nice sour and sweet balance to it that complimented the salty corned beef.

rueben sandwich

Traditional Cobb Salad: Fresh greens, assembled with grilled chicken breast, shaved turkey, boiled egg, sliced avocado, crispy bacon, purple onion rings, diced tomatoes, and Jack & Cheddar cheese. Served with a lime vinaigrette and cheese toast. This salad was huge! The chicken and turkey wasn’t that cold cut crap, but nicely shaved off real fresh breasts. Fresh ingredients and some real passion make this one of the best cobb salads I’ve ever had. It was so good that we hardly touched the dressing.

cobb salad

Service was great and we actually ended up here on Ladies night so our appetizers were half off and drinks were 25% off. We got there a little late, but we managed to catch a few songs of the band which was pretty decent. You could really taste the quality in the food which you don’t always get from a bar or pub. If you’re looking for a great place to drink and get amazing, made from scratch food, stop in to Vernon’s Gastropub.

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Pickle Flavored Doritos

On my recent trip to Windsor for my birthday weekend I stumbled across this treasure at a local Food Basic. Canada, I apologize. Here’s another thing you are good for besides Tim Horton’s and Hockey. If they have Pickle Doritos here in the states I’ve never seen them. It’s as if two of my favorite things ran across the border and got married! I thought the pickle flavor would be weird on a corn chip, but it wasn’t at all. Simply wonderful!

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(Don’t pay any attention to the crinkled bag, someone got excited when they opened it. Hey, I never said I was a photographer!)

Has anyone else come across this brilliant creation?