17 February 2011

Behr Pick: Best Burger Ever

One of the good things about business trips is the opportunity to try new restaurants or dining establishments that are local to the area in which you are visiting. Last night I had dinner at Bare Back Grill. Yeah I thought the same thing. It's tagged as "New Zealand Burgers & Sammies." This was one of THE best dining experiences I've had while on a business trip (barring trips to SF, of course).

What you're seeing in the crappy picture is my dinner, which was far from crappy: Queenstown Fave, described as 100% organic beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, aioli, BBG sauce and Edam cheese. The fries were shoestring and peppered. WONDERFUL taste in meat and ingredients. I washed it down with Wahoo Wheat, a Belgian wheat beer along the lines of a Hefenweizen. Yes....that is a schooner, approximately 2 pints. I was not the worse for wear afterwards!

There were cute waiters and cuter patrons. Two guys came in and sat at the bar table along the window next to me. Out of kindness I scooted over. Actually it was a ploy to be able to check them out. The one was your typical twink type: short hair, baseball cap on backwards, blondish, and he didn't shut up. He reminded me of Chad Overstreet of Glee because of his lips. His dinner companion, however, was downright woofy, with longish curly dark hair, a beautiful scruff on his face, and arm fur that was just made for running your fingers through. Oh and he had on black rimmed glasses that just made him look smart and sexy. I didn't dare take a picture.

Backtracking to the main part of the day, I only have three in class. Luckily they're fairly smart and made few errors in their first exercise. Nothing to look at in terms of looks, really. One is kind of pompous and he made the most errors. Naturally.

Today I finish the class and head home. It's only been 2 1/2 days but I'm still anxious to be home. I always appreciate home more when I'm away. Although last night's dinner is definitely a place to remember and I just may have to convince a friend to head back down for an overnight stay and schooner beer.

Speaking of schooner beer, it reminded me of a place we used to go when I was in college. We'd head over to Joe Jost's in Long Beach for schooner beer then head back to campus for class. Amazing to think I graduated what with all the beer consumed in those days.

I like beer. I used to be kind of ambivalent about it but in recent years I've discovered how much I enjoy it. More than hard liquor. I pretty much limit my alcohol intake to beer and wine these days.

Enough rambling, I know you're all dying to comment. Ha! Think good thoughts and send some my way as I will undoubtedly be stuck in traffic in the rain for hours.

BEHR HUGS

6 comments:

Cubby said...

Let's see...
Bare back grill and rimmed glasses. Why's my dick a little tingly?

CJ/Rick said...

That looks like a great dinner and your description made my mouth water. Did the waiter spit in his hand before giving you the check? Hope you're home safe.

Stan said...

Sounds great! Wish I could fly out there and join you some time Mark.

Wonder Man said...

oh Cubby

Ivan Vargas said...

Lordy. Now I'm desperately hungry...

Beartoast said...

Goodness you do love red meat, don't you! Hope your trip was fun.