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Beer, Restaurants

Bourbon & Burger Co., Batavia NY with a Genny Cream and a Rohrbach Porter YUMMY

Up in NY visiting family and typically the majority of my trip is meeting people out for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails but this trip I seem to be eating at family and friends which is great! I will be borrowing some recipes I have tasted this trip and sharing them soon. There is something about being home that makes me kind of lazy and really get in to relax mode. I guess this is how people feel when they come to my house, I can’t weed anything, water the garden, vacuum (well I could vacuum my mom would appreciate that!) but you know what I mean.

The weather is great here and as with any good Western NYer people are complaining it is too hot… this just cracks me up but it is how I know I am truly home. I met my mom and her dear friends out for lunch yesterday at Bourbon & Burger Co., which funny enough is in the same space as a restaurant I worked in while home on break from college. The bar is a bit dark but they have lots and lots of bourbon and even better for me a great draft selection and some wonderful craft beers by the bottle too.

I started with a local brew, Rohrbachs Vanilla Porter, deep, dark, rich and dlicious! For lunch, wow, well there are about a dozen different kind of burgers, fresh meat (I love me some fresh meat!) and the option of beef or bison (1/2lb for beef and I think it was 8oz for bison which is good size based on the price for either option!) I went with the Louisiana Burger the chef recommended it, Cajun seasoning, with a homemade pepper relish and pepperjack cheese cooked pink. Your option is pink or no pink which I like because people are so picky that they set cooks up for failure with this in between temp garbage so kudos to you for making a statement.

This burger was so tender, juicy… I can still taste it. Yes, it was spicy but I ate it without a problem and never once did my mouth feel like it was on fire, which obviously ruins the taste. For a weaker palate sure it would have killed them but if you naturally like spicy, tasty food this is a good one. Fries were great and big portion. I ate 3/4 of it because I had to have a Genesee Cream Ale on tap! Seriously, this beer is so good and got a bad rap because of one bad keg. Western NYer’s get over your Genny Screamer Joke and wake up, this is a good beer, especially off the tap!

This was really a great lunch and reasonable too!
Bourbon & Burger Co. on Urbanspoon
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A manager, recruiter, trainer and foodie! When you are asked over and over again for tips on how to find a job, increase your sales, how to create connections or recommendations for restaurants, recipes and creative party fare at some point you have to do something with all of the information. Those who know me and have borrowed “recipes” from me know that I do not write anything down and can barely measure, I do not know how to follow instructions and my strength is not in the detail but in the experience of your senses.

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