Burgers and Brew is a order at the counter and have food brought out to you style of restaurant that is popular with the college crowd. The day I went it also seemed popular with the Davis crowd. The line for the counter was going out the door and all the seating was taken. I had to stand around for awhile before grabbing a table as soon as the people sitting there left. The noise was deafening. I had hopes for this burger. It looked good on the plate. It smelled good. Sadly, the it didn’t perform as well as on the taste test. Results below!
Patty (20/35) – Medium rare! Just like I ordered! Thick patty. Seasoning leans a little too heavily on salt. Very, very greasy. Soaked through the bun in no time. Got everywhere.
Cheese (6/25) – Another single, thin slice of mild cheddar.
Bun (10/15) – Toasted sesame bun. Airy with a little crunch. Bottom soaked through with grease.
Toppings (13/15) – Fresh romaine lettuce, thick tomato and red onion slices. All fresh and crisp. Pickle spear on the side (would have been more points if the pickle was in the burger.)
Condiments (3/10) – Just a giant glob of mayonnaise. Ketchup and mustard were at other tables but not mine.
Ambiance (5/*) – Nice outdoor sitting. Overcrowded and loud. So noisy.
Total (57/100) – B&B cheeseburger is close to being a good burger. It’s on the cusp of it. It definitely isn’t a bad burger. If I had eaten it faster perhaps the bun wouldn’t have been so wet? If my table had been stocked maybe the mustard I added would have cut through the mayo? Maybe if it had come ‘medium’ or ‘done’ it wouldn’t have been a giant grease sponge? This burger rides that line right between bad and good. The bun is fine and the toppings are top notch. $8.95 for burger and fries. $0.85 cents more to have onion rings instead.
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I think I mentioned this to you in an earlier e-mail or FB note. Service and food at B&B in Davis always seems rushed to me. I’ve had to send things back because of lettuce adhered to the plate and once got a “side” of fries that amounted to 8 or so, bottom of the fryer leftovers, hastily thrown next to my burger.
The Sac restaurant is superior. However, you are in search of the best cheeseburger in Davis, so carry on. Have enjoyed your reviews so far!
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