Is there anything more delicious than a Mac n’ Cheese Burger? This New York City sports bar just might have the best. With 4 locations in the Big Apple and 1 in Las Vegas, New Yorkers can get their fix across town. Besides a variety of burgers, the Ainsworth offers steaks, tacos, even oysters.
This funky restaurant recently opened in Oakland and features the cult-favorite KronnerBurger named after its owner Chris Kronner. It’s grass fed beef and cheddar mayo, a little pickle, onion and lettuce on a house made pain de mie bun. Feeling extra hungry? Get the Double Kronnerburger. No word yet if it’s planning to move to Las Vegas along with the Raiders.
Rick's Rollin' Smoke BBQ & Tavern
Speaking of Vegas… if you’re a Pawn Stars fan then this is for you. If Rick Harrison wasn’t busy enough at his shop, he opened up his own BBQ joint, a smaller version of the original on Highland Ave. The menu might be limited, but it has hand-rubbed and hickory-smoked chicken and ribs. Sometimes that’s all the food choices you need. Want a chance to meet Rick? He guest bartends on certain nights (though is it really a “guest” bartender?).
Next Level Burgers
It might be a little weird to hear about a whole restaurant built around Vegan fast food, but this is Oregon so it shouldn’t surprise you too much. Next Level Burger isn’t just about vegan, non-GMO, organic food, it also has drinks as well including vegan milkshakes. Other vegan options are chili cheese fries, bacon, and hot dogs. It’s a bit of a trek to get to Bend, Oregon from either Portland or Eugene so grab another burger to go.
Bacon Social House
It’s bacon, do you need more? Okay, maybe a bit more. At this two floor restaurant the menus change seasonally in order to use fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. If you arrive during “Social Hour” you can enjoy a Bacon and Beer combo. If you need any more reason to go, they have Breakfast at Night! Super Bowl plans pending…
Gus's World Famous Fried Chicken
With locations in 7 states, you don’t need to go to Chicago to visit Gus’s. Based out of Tennessee, this chicken eatery recently opened in Chi-Town and it’s been busy, real busy. It’s known for one thing, Fried Chicken and it’s worth the long wait in line. For those missing out, it’ll be in LA, Philly and other cities soon.
Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
Cooper’s has been around since 1953 but the BBQ recently opened up a location in the capital city of the Longhorn State. At Cooper’s it’s “all about the meat” and this Texas BBQ joint doesn’t disappoint with a full array of offerings with Ribs, Brisket, Ribeye, Jerky and its famous “Big Chop”.
Detroit, born and raised and proud of it. Townhouse is known for having Detroit’s finest burger. If you don’t want to try the Townhouse Burger then you have complete customization of BYOB with nearly 25 different toppings. Townhouse is definitely more of a date spot than the spot you got to with your boys before a Red Wings game.
Wallace's Tap Room
Wallace’s TapRoom is rethinking the hotel bar with a great selection of food and drinks that aren’t overpriced. Try the Black and Gold Burger or the Kielbasa with beer cheese on it. The drink selection has a big focus on local providers both breweries and spirits. Better yet, it’s dog friendly,
Named after a prized car model from the Hudson Motor Company, this newer restaurant is “Vintage garage space turning out hip Asian dishes with local ingredients & American influences.” This is the sixth restaurant concept (get it? Super Six) by the Marination team. It might be a little quieter with the Seahawks out of the Super Bowl for the first time in three years, but that should give you a chance to try everything this place has to offer from Brunch (opens at 8am) to dinner with a wicked happy hour in between.