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bonappetite Apr 11, 2010 05:14 AM

Has anyone been here yet? Anxious to hear, may have to walk there for lunch today to find out for myself.

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    bignickpsu RE: bonappetite Apr 11, 2010 12:36 PM

    I'm guessing this one of the place I'll have to try for myself. I think there are a lot of people that are going to bash it because it is a "semi-chain" and because of their dislike of Bobby Flay.

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      leepinleemur RE: bignickpsu Apr 11, 2010 01:38 PM

      Reviews in other areas have not seemed that positive. I heard the lines are still up to an hour long so I'd wait a few weeks.

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        bonappetite RE: leepinleemur Apr 11, 2010 03:19 PM

        wow, that is crazy.......and i decided to walk today and try 500 degrees since so nice and BBP near work-------unfortunately, 500 not open on Sunday's----no burger for me today!

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          barryg RE: bonappetite Apr 11, 2010 03:22 PM

          I saw lines out the door there on Friday last week, too. How good can a f'in burger be?

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            bonappetite RE: barryg Apr 11, 2010 03:32 PM

            well, i guess the hype of a NY famous chef, although we have had others......no better location though than a college town for a burger joint

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              barryg RE: bonappetite Apr 11, 2010 04:04 PM

              I meant 500 Degrees. Both have huge lines.

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      rumorsofsurf RE: bonappetite Apr 11, 2010 04:32 PM

      We made it to Bobby Flay's on Saturday afternoon. At 1:30, the line took close to 45 minutes. It was a beautiful day & we knew what we were in for, so the time went pretty quickly. Given the hype and that it was opening weekend, I actually thought they managed the waits pretty well - all of the staff was very friendly & while you waited forever to order, once you ordered you were actually able to get a seat in the spacious dining room - and the food came out pretty quickly. The whole room has a fun retro vibe to it - and really feels more upscale than fast food.

      As for the food, we all loved the burgers (turkey & beef) and the milkshakes. Between our group, we had the Dallas (spice crusted, with coleslaw, jack, bbq & pickles), the classic & a philly (whiz, onions & peppers). We also tried the regular & sweet potato fries; and onion rings... all were OK - nothing to write home about. The sauces were fun and plentiful - from special fry sauces to jalapeno relishes and burger sauces. In general, the whole experience was really nice - but, it all feels like a great big marketing package. From the the burger rub to the fry sauce to the cookbooks & t-shirts, it's all for sale. And sure it's pricey (2 burgers, 2 fries & a shake was $27).

      I'd definitely recommend BBP and will go back after the initial frenzy dies down a bit.

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        bonappetite RE: rumorsofsurf Apr 12, 2010 01:29 AM

        Thanks rumorsofsurf............perhaps will try when the frenzy dies down--------but sounds yummy enough for a occasional burger splurge!

      2. smobron RE: bonappetite Apr 26, 2010 06:38 AM

        we went this weekend and got their early ....we got in the door at 11 and no line at all ....burger was good ...fries were great ...shake was pretty good ....I will for sure go back but I live in the burbs and it is not worth the drive to the city for a burger ...if one was in West Chester I would go once a week

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