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Mar 12, 2007 11:47 AM

Bonnie's Grill, steer clear of the veggie burger!

Just had one of the most disgusting and objectionable meals of my Park Slope life at Bonnie's Grill. Hubby and I ordered veggie burgers with fries. No complaints about the fries, which were freshly fried, crisp, and delicious with the tabletop mayo. The burgers, however, were another story entirely. Black, burned, and smelling of my grandparent's ashtray. It was foul. We considered sending them back, but were hungry and the beer had kicked in, so we decided to soldier through, hoping the char wouldn't be so bad. As it turns out, that was the wrong choice... about 1/3 of the way through, I tried to scrape the black crust off my burger, which was not terribly successful. Of course, our server took no notice of my pile of black crud or my husband's 1/2 eaten burger.

This was the second time we've received burned burgers at Bonnie's. Let's just say, that was out last visit to Bonnie's. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to find something to get the taste of charcoal out of my mouth.

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  1. Awesome! More room for me to saddle up and get a real burger. Never had anything but perfection from Bonnie's. There are very few meat burgers in Brooklyn that beat them.

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    1. re: spicynuts

      I think the problem is that the single grill is primed to the perfect temperature for meat burgers, which doesn't agree with veggie burgers. I'm happy to cede my seat to you.

      1. re: kapuku

        Last time I was there, I saw them make a veggie burger. He loaded up a frying pan with butter and fried away. It looked AWESOME. The guy who made your burger probably did not use this method, much to your loss. Sorry.

    2. my girlfriend gets the veggie burger and i thought it was actually the best i've ever had...and i eat loads of meat.

      bonnie's chars their burgers...theyre not my favorite but theyre enjoyable now and then.

      1. My "beef" (har har) with Bonnies was always that the burgers had too much char on them. My friend tipped me off to ordering them without the spice rub, and that made all of the difference. I'm not sure if they do the same thing with the veggie burgers, but you could check on it.

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        1. re: savina

          Ahh, I see. I don't usually mind char, and I'm sure it's delicious (if carcinogenic) on a real burger. Veggie burgers, however, don't take to char so well... it smelled like a plastic ashtray that had been set alight.