After talking about it for weeks, we finally last night went to B Spot in Strongsville, the latest location of the Michael Symon burger joint to open in the area. With only a 40 minute wait - happily spent at the bar with a Hefeweizen - we had time to browse the menu and decide what we'd try out.
Of course, there were so many enticing options that we had a hard time deciding. So, we choose two burgers and two sides and split everything.
For the burgers, we choose:
Lola - fried egg, bacon, pickled red onions, cheddar and mayo
Shroomage - portabella mushroom, blue cheese, Lola steak sauce and griddled onions
At medium temperature, these burgers were so juicy and flavorful, they probably would have been delicious even without the fantastic toppings. These have easily joined the list of my favorite burgers.
On the side, we shared an order of chips with Parmesan fondue and Lola fries, which we dipped in the assortment of condiments provided on the table. My favorite was the coffee BBQ sauce and my husband stuck with the Sasha sauce, a mustardy hot pepper combination - a Michael Symon speciality.
As if that meal wasn't good enough, we decided to end it by splitting a milkshake (or Bad A** shake as they're called on the menu) for dessert. We went all out with the most unique choice - Vanilla Bean Apple Bacon with Bourbon and it was the perfect combo of sweet and salty.
We plan to be back often. It was tasty and fun enough even to face the 3 hour wait they've been having on Saturday nights. Check it out soon and stay tuned for the Crocker Park location to open, too.