Monday, October 17, 2016

B Spot-- Revisit

The other day the family and I headed back to B Spot. The first time we sort of hit or miss, and we attempted to make it work better this time. One of the things that bothered me the first time was that the bun got really soggy. 

So I got the “Thin Lizzy” ($8.99) again because I wanted to perfect my experience from last time and I generally like the toppings on it. I had them add lettuce to the bottom to hopefully prevent it from getting so soggy (I was thinking it would work as a barrier between the mayo and juices and the bun). It comes with griddled onions, cheddar, pickles and mayo. Sadly, it didn’t really work. It still suffered from the soggy problem. The beef and the brioche buns taste good—they are good quality-- but the burgers are a little too fat for my preference and I hate how soggy the bun gets still.

Hubby went with the bacon cheeseburger, which is pretty straightforward—it’s a beef patty with melted cheddar and bacon ($9.99). My son got the same, but off the kid’s menu.  Because their burgers had no kind of sauce on it (mayo, etc.), they held up much better. They both really enjoyed their burgers. Hubby said if I didn’t want my bun to get soggy, I need to order something like this. However, I like sauce (at least mayo although I typically prefer something more interesting) on my burger.

My daughter had a turkey burger topped with provolone cheese, cilantro and a Sunnyside egg. It was a beautiful egg, and they do manage to keep the turkey fairly moist, but honestly, I thought it had a bit of a gamey taste to it this time.

I really like the “Lola” fries they do with rosemary ($3.99)—they have a nice deep rosemary taste to them and they cook them nice and crisp. We also all enjoy their onion rings ($6.99)—they’re battered and very tasty. Honestly, the sides are my favorite part probably.

The kids loved their chocolate banana marshmallow shake ($6.99) and they do a good job with milkshakes for real. Love the crispy slightly blackened marshmallows on top.

The server was very nice, and it was very efficient--this place seems to have lost a lot of the business it had the first time I went. Honestly, I am wondering how they are really doing. People were into the celebrity chef thing at first, but I’m wondering if it has staying power based on the crowd (or lack of) that I saw. Who else has been lately? How was the crowd? And I can’t say the food wows me enough to make me even think about it when I am looking for a place to go. Anyway, look forward to your thoughts.

B Spot
2727 East 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46240
317/802-7678

6 comments:

  1. This is my review from my blog at simonmorse.com.

    Located in the Ironworks complex. As expected, they have a lot of burger choices, as well as a 'build-your-own-burger.' We sat at the bar. The restaurant was not very crowded at around 2:30 pm. Our server was Shay? although the receipt showed Gino. She was engaging and attentive. Apparently there is a Pickle Bar, which we did not see on the menu and were not told about. Would have liked to have tried it. I had the Veggie Burger ($8.47) with cheese, and grilled onions. Very good! There were also several sauces on the counter from which you can choose. My wife had the Old School Bologna ($6.49) sandwich and really liked it. Large outdoor dining area and clean restrooms. Next time we will try the fries and onion rings and a shake.

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    1. Yes, next time try the pickle bar! It's included.

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  2. Jessica in ArcadiaOctober 17, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    I've been a few times and thought the burgers were just ok. Totally agree that the bun was a mess. Shakes and fries are fantastic, can I just order those?

    Lately, I've been digging Bubba 33 for burgers (near 86th and I-69). Part of the Texas Roadhouse and Jaggers family, their burgers have 33% smoked bacon in the grind, and the buns hold up to the medium-thick patties. My favorite is the guac burger. Onion rings are excellent, fries are thin and crispy but a little too salty.

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    1. cool! I will have to check out Bubba 33.

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  3. Been to B-Spot a few times. It was crowded when they first opened but I haven't seen anything like that since. It's a nice change when we're in the area wanting a burger but I wouldn't drive out of my way to eat there. If we're in the area & not wanting a burger we hit North End BBQ almost every time. I'm a sucker for the Hot Brown.

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  4. I've been there a couple times and like it quite a bit. Especially the fries and onion rings as you mentioned. The fried egg option to top the burger was properly runny - a definite plus as most places tend to cook the egg a bit too long.

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