Ever since I went to Chicago, I have been wanting to try new things. Any time I go on vacation or on a trip, I want to try different off the wall places instead of just the normal chain restaurants. So I went on Urbanspoon, made an account and started to make a wishlist of all the places around Cincinnati that I have never been to, to try out.
That leads me today. Everything Thursday, my dad so generously takes me out to lunch (thanks dad!). But the past few months our whole development team have been going out on road trips to different places. We go anywhere from, Zips, to Quatmans, to Montoyays, to Paula's Cafe (who according to Joanna makes the best Carrot Cake) and so on. So I figured it would be a good idea to try and conquer some of these places I have never been to, with our Thursday crew. Mike Taylor (a co-worker of mine) heard of a place called Bard's Burgers in Covington. So we headed there for lunch.
It is deep in the heart of Covington and took about 15 minutes from downtown to get there. It was a regular old greasy spoon type restaurant an wasn't very big at all, in fact I think there was just one waitress.
Three of us got the special which was a double bacon burger, fries and a drink for $7.95. The burger reminded me of a larger versions of Steak and Shake burgers. It was 1/3 pound per burger. It was served with a basket of fries, and when I say a basket, I mean a BASKET. They were similar to Penn Stations fries, and I could not eat them all.
Mike, the bold one of the group, had a deep fried hotdog with sauerkraut and mustard (they call it the "Ripper"). He also got their basket of fries but with cheese and some sort of sauce.
They also had fried twinkies, zingers and oreo cookies you could get for dessert, but we didn't have any room for that. One thing I did want that I didn't get (I will probably have to go back for) was a handcrafted milk shake. Milk shakes from those types of places usually are delicious.
We will definitely be going back there and would recommend it to anyone.