McGreevy’s

August 24th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

What am I doing here? I’m trapped in a Red Sox dominated, Dropkick Murphy’s run sports bar, not exactly two of my favorite offerings, as Un-Bostonian as that may be. But above all else, I’m here with friends, and it’s a beautiful summer day, and it’s Red Sox-Yankees weekend so why the hell not? Is McGreevy’s a bar that serves food or is it a place to grab some pub food and knock back a few pints while watching the game? I’m not sure, and I’m not sure it matters, but for the purpose of this blog, we want places to eat that serve good burgers. This is not the place to do that. The food isn’t bad, it’s just food, I suppose a purpose is served, of course not for my high standards though. continue reading »

U Burger

August 17th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

Full disclosure right off the bat: I have been to U Burger before, three times in fact, and have always liked it. I fully expected it to be among the top three burgers we’ve had so far, before we even went there in critical fashion. But I can’t review places based on reputation from past experiences because that isn’t fair. Maybe I had never tried to look for flaws or maybe I was just like every other red-blooded American because I just wanted a burger. But yesterday, U Burger just wasn’t very good. We may return to places if there is a serious uproar about a low score, but I need consistency. I should be able to walk in to any place on any given day and get their best offering. Yes, I am looking for flaws because that’s the whole point of this blog. We want the best, we’re not just looking to be full. So based on yesterday and yesterday alone, this was a very average burger, and it kills me to say it. continue reading »