Monday, February 22, 2010

Blue Door Annouces...The Lumberjack Blucy!
The Lumberjack ($8) is a burger stuffed Jucy Lucy-style with smoked Gouda, thick-cut bacon and cayenne pepper. The burger itself is finished off with a maple syrup glaze on the outside and served naked on a bun. Before you head out to try it, just know that no matter how delicately you put it, anyone who hears that you will be eating this will think that you are a filthy animal.


Details here.

Herkimer AAR

The Club hit Herkimer's in Uptown in February. The pub came in very average, with scores for everything floating around the "3" mark. Club members seemed universally disappointed with the beer. For a brewpub, there was a strange lack of flavor across the spectrum of beers we sampled (and we sampled 'em all!). Let's break it down:

Burger: 3.2
Sides: 3.4
Beer: 2.8
Service: 3.2
Ambiance: 3.2
Value: 3

Overall score: 3.13

Link to detailed scores and comments.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sweeney's Saloon

While some of the BOTM Club were MIA in Jan, the rest soldiered on. The reviews were solid; Sweeney's definitely stands out for beer, service, ambiance and value. Also also decent burgers. It comes in #2 in our overall pub race thus far! Let's break it down:

Burger: 3.3
Sides: 4
Beer: 4.5
Service: 4.5
Ambiance: 4.5
Overall: 4.21

Link to detailed scores and comments.