Hometown Discovery @ The Onion Grille
Nothing beats catching up with a best friend on the weekend, especially over burgers. After all, true friends don’t let their friends eat beef without them.
We decided to venture into a restaurant that I constantly pass by, but never have hit up, in my hometown. I know what you’re thinking – you haven’t even tried out the restaurants in your own town? Um, yeah. You are correct – I do not get out much. Going out to eat is sometimes (always) a BIG DEAL, friends.
Anyways, the restaurant that I decided to check out was The Onion Grille.
Below, is a view from the inside looking outside. The Onion Grille is tucked inside of a building that is located just a block back from Main Street.
*(full disclosure, this is not my mini-van parked out front).
Well, I’ll tell you this much – the name of the restaurant is not what caught my interest and engaged my curiosity. Why? Because I’m not a fan of onions. But, I’ve been taught before that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, and we are just going to assume that the same mantra applies to restaurants also. We’d hate to be judgmental and miss out on some great beef. Because after all, #nobeefleftbehind.
So, I went inside. The Onion Grille is a quaint, yet classy, restaurant on the corner with an interior including dark-green-painted wood trim and richly-colored brick.
Look what I found right above our table? It’s like the waitress moved us to this new table on purpose!
Speaking of classy, check out these glasses of water. Who knew that a cucumber could make a glass of water look so ritzy and #sofresh?!
It was time to check out the menu while I waited for my friend to arrive. Notice the crinkled edges – a sure sign that this menu has been in the hands of many fellow burger/beef/food connoisseurs.
Perusing the menu, some specific options particularly caught my eye:
First, was the FRIED LIVER AND ONIONS. Original and ranchy – that’s how we roll with Minnesota Beef!
Next, was the BLEU BAYOU BURGER. This caught my attention mostly because:
1) I have never heard of “Bayou,” and 2) “Brooke and Becky Burger Blog: Bleu Bayou Burger” has a nice ring to it. Don’t you think? However, the bleu cheese and onion combo urged me to carry on.
As mentioned in a previous post, I appreciate details. Shout-out to the Onion Grille for their creative menu option names. Under salads, the “WHO YA CALLING CHICKEN?” salad caught my attention. But sorry, step aside chicken, because we are here for the beef.
Or, the “OH MY GOUDA” Artichoke Dip on the Appetizer menu. Not to discriminate against the dip, but Ima “Gouda” have to pass you up this time around..
Then it happens, I find the burgers. #Alleluia
A lovely option is titled “Miss Margot’s Patty Melt Burger.” First reaction – I’ve never heard of a burger named something more representative of down-home Minnesota cookin’ than that!
…until I see that it’s followed by “POT ROASTER BURGER.” Classic.
And then I came across the PHILLY WILLY. No comment.
So, what did Becky order?
I ordered THE CLASSIC BURGER – a 1/2 pound beef patty with lettuce and tomato.
You’re probably thinking “Wow, lame.” But here’s the deal, I like to let the beef speak for itself.
My burger was delicious and juicy, no complaints! I gave The Onion Grille a 9/10 and a thumbs-up to customer service.
I may just have to go back sometime! *Now accepting friend requests to join me.
There you have it. Another week, another burger. Be sure to stay tuned for Brooke’s burger adventure next week!
Until next time,