One of the movers suggested B Spot, a Gahanna restaurant on Hamilton road that I'd often passed in my comings and goings, but that neither Tom nor I had ever been to.
I knew what he meant. There was something about this place.
"I know what it is," he deduced a few minutes later, "this place reminds me of California!"
Tommy was right. The B Spot did have a Los Angeles je ne sais quois about it. It was the casual, open look, I think. And the feel of the fresh air from the patio.
Already I liked the place.
And that was before the food.
Though the B Spot specializes in both burgers and brats, we all went for a burger, which one has the option of ordering from the menu:
burger with griddled onions, mayo, dill pickle & cheddar cheese $8.99
burger with sunny side up egg, bacon, pickled red onions & cheddar cheese $10.99
burger with coleslaw, pastrami, stadium mustard & swiss cheese $10.49
burger with fried salami, capicola, hot peppers, shasha sauce & provolone cheese $10.49
New Jack City
burger with chorizo sausage, avocado, salsa verde, roasted red peppers, red onion & pepper jack cheese $10.99
turkey burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, sriracha mayo & swiss cheese $9.99
burger with pulled pork, coleslaw & cleveland bbq sauce $9.49
burger with ghost chili, pickled jalapeños, cilantro, red onion, pepper jack cheese & habanero sauce $9.99
burger with griddled onions, griddled mushrooms & blue cheese $9.99
burger of the month $10.99
burger with lettuce, tomato & onion $7.99
with lettuce, tomato & onion $8.49
with lettuce, tomato & onion $9.99
...Or building oneself:
Build Your Own Burgers
beef burger $7.99
turkey burger $7.99
grilled chicken $7.99
veggie burger $5.99
thick-cut bologna $5.99
cheddar • swiss • white american • pepper jack • cheese whiz • provolone • feta • blue cheese
thin sliced bologna • pastrami • pulled pork • bacon • chorizo • capicolla • salami • griddled mushrooms
griddled onions • sunny side up egg • cilantro • coleslaw • avocado • arugula • roasted peppers
$0.49 each (served on side)
russian dressing • salsa verde • blue cheese dressing • sriracha mayo • red wine vinaigrette
I ordered a rare Funguy (grilled onions, mushrooms & blue cheese) with lettuce,
The others were equally enthusiastic about their burgers:
But oh, were these fries good!
They were seasoned with salt and rosemary which made them addictive - or maybe it was the lard they were cooked in (we were warned by the menu) - but even so they were served in such a copious portion that two orders were enough for the six of us to share, so at least we were spreading the lard around.
Or better yet, a bunch of us.