Parker County Today August 2016 - Page 101

our taste: RESTAURANT REVIEW Recipe for Success BY THE WEATHERFORD FOODIE Old-Fashioned Atmosphere, Value With A Pinch of Trendy Does the B&B stand for ‘Bigger & Better’ Burgers? Possibly. It certainly applies. W hile driving through Springtown, a sign for B&B Old Fashioned Burgers caught my eye. Located on the west side of the Springtown Square, there was just something about it that pulled me in, something inviting about it. So I stopped in to check it out. Weatherford Foodie can be found at weatherfordfoodie.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Urbanspoon, Foursquare, and Pinterest. AUGUST 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY  As you enter the main door, you walk across the concrete floors to the counter to place your order in a building from 1906. Off to the left you see a jukebox flanked by a sculpture of the Blues Brothers, Jake and Elwood Blues (not Elvis), next to the self-service drink area. I’m stunned by the large, arched windows facing east that lets in all that light, as well as the high ceilings and picturesque tall brick pillars. You place your order with one of the friendly folks behind the counter. You seat yourself in the large dining area and servers bring out your food when it is ready. This is not fast food, folks. The cooking does not start until you place your order and the meat is fresh and not frozen. You choose from a menu with items bearing creative names such as “Rattler” (grilled jalapeños), “Diablo Pollo” (chicken) and “Gobbler” (turkey), in addition to all your traditional burger favorites.  Today I chose the “Outlaw” which is a grilled beef patty topped with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and mushrooms, crispy bacon and choice of house-made dressing served on a buttered and grilled bun. My dinner companion wanted something different and chose to have the “Diablo Pollo,” which is a grilled chicken breast, topped with Pepper Jack cheese, grilled red bell pepper, lettuce, tomato and Chipotle mayo and served on a jalapeño bun. B&B also offers chicken nuggets and hot dogs for the smaller diners in your group that are sure to be a hit.   We ordered French fries and onion rings with our burgers, in order to try both. Soon our order arrived to welcome and hungry diners. It was well worth the wait. Both entrees looked wonderful and were flanked by French fries and onion rings just as ordered. The presentation was excellent. Everything was piping hot and tasted as fresh as it looked.   The flavors married very well and were indeed “Old Fashioned” burgers. Nothing on the menu exceeded $8.75 and the ice tea was only $1. The cost for an entire meal for two adults was an excellent value at a price less than 20 dollars. The restaurant was founded in July of 2013 by Brent and Barbara Truitt and purchased by John and Teresa Nolte on John’s birthday in late May. Its reopening was on June 8, 2016. The Noltes added a daily special, deepfried Twinkies with raspberry sauce and cake balls, and I, for one, am so glad they did. John and Teresa’s daughter Madison Nolte runs the counter.  B&B Burgers makes good old-fashioned burgers at an excellent price and is owned and operated by good people that you want to know better. I have already returned.  B&B Old Fashioned Burgers is open in Springtown Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. and Sunday noon until 8 p.m., closed on Monday. Located on the Springtown Square at 104South Main St. They can be reached at 817-523-7520, bandbburgers@gmail.com or at www.burgersbybandb.com. 99