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Does anyone have any info on either the Irish pub that is going to open in a few months in the old Parma on Rankin Rd. Saw something in the Courant recentlly. Also, in the little strip mall on New London Tpke where CVS used to be has an empty store front that has sprouted a sign saying something to the effect The Burger Co is coming?

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  1. No info on the burger co, but here is the Courant article about the pub:
    http://blogs.courant.com/java/2011/03...
    Jim

    1. I tried to find out information on The Burger Company but cold not. There is a restaurant in North Carolina by the same name but it did not appear to be a chain. If anyone hears anything on this, let us know. Jay

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      1. re: JayCT

        Drove by The Burger Co. yesterday evening and saw that it was open, but I didn't have a chance to check it out. It looks like they opened on the 13th according to their twitter page (http://twitter.com/TheBurgerCompny). They also have a website (http://www.theburgerco.net/) but it doesn't look to be done yet.

        1. re: crackersjacks

          Even if I correct the Twitter account to theburgercompany, there is nothing there. Why put up a website that has nothing but garbage in the text as a placeholder.

          1. re: jcanino

            Sorry, the account is TheBurgerCompny, I just mangled the link, hopefully this one works:

            http://twitter.com/#!/TheBurgerCompny

        2. re: JayCT

          I've tried it a couple of times, and I really don't get what they're trying to do. The fries I had were quite good, especially dipped in the malt vinegar aioli (nicely flavored with tarragon).

          However, I don't see the point in cooking Niman Ranch burgers on a flattop, especially when customers aren't even offered any options as to doneness. Both burgers I've had have been medium-well, and not really worth the price.

          I hope they put in some sort of grill and start making burgers as good as the fries.

          1. re: smoky

            I actually ate there twice this week. once because a colleague wanted to go there and again today because I had an errand to run next door. That said I found the food to be excellent. The burger I had was great tasting and the fries were excellent. I also had a milkshake made with Robb's Farm ice cream and all I can say is WOW. Today I had a hot dog which was also ver tasty. I do agree the place is a bit pricey but the quality is very high. Jay

            1. re: JayCT

              Whoa, stop the presses--they make milkshakes with ice cream from Robb's Farm? I might just have to head there RIGHT NOW. AHM NOM NOM NOM! For the milkshake alone, it'd be worth the trip for me. :)

              1. re: kattyeyes

                Yeah, I think this is new and boy are they great. I love Robbs ice cream. Thank God I do not live near them because I would be there every night. Jay

                1. re: JayCT

                  I finally tried The Burger Company for lunch yesterday and wish I had gotten there sooner. I completely get why you love this place.

                  I had the "burger of the day"--sorry to say how say how excellent it was as yesterday was the last day for this particular treat: the Cobb burger. Wow is right! Applewood smoked bacon (worth the price of admission right there), blue cheese, crisp romaine, avocado--and where did they get such a highly decent tomato at this time of year?--with a vinaigrette for $7.01. I'm a rare burger lover, but this was still juicy, no complaints. For a burger at this price point, this particular one knocks it right outta the park for me. My only complaint was I was alone, so I had no one to share a Robb's Farm milkshake with me. NEXT TIME fo' sho'! Mmmmm!

        3. Tried the Burger Co for lunch today and they have a ways to go. Basically, they are copying the 5 Guys model but with frozen fries and maybe a liquor license in the future. The interior of the place was pretty spartan, again like 5G. They claim to use Niman Ranch beef: the burger was acceptable but far from great and at $5.29 for a cheeseburger. Not cheap. The turkey cheeseburger for my wife was $6.29. Fries were no good. I know they use frozen fries because we found and uncooked one in our order. Hope they can get their act together.

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          1. re: sbxstr

            That's funny about the fries, we had an uncooked one as well in our batch. Agree pretty much with your review. Just ok, but has potential. Burger was a bit dry and I heard the counterperson say they cook everything to medium well. I wish them luck...

            1. re: geminigirl

              I just had lunch there and thought it was good. The single burger was a bit small for the price and the fries were excellent. I suppose these days it is easier and cheaper to just buy frozen but I thought these were as good as any other place in town if not better.

              The place only has eight tables for two people so seating is a problem. They said they are adding more seats. They had a number of people there which is good for a place that just opened and has done no advertising. I will be back. Jay

              1. re: JayCT

                I'll give the place another try (or 2, or 3) because I want this place to be a success. It's convenient to my office and my house for lunches and it could be a good midpoint between fast food and, say, Plan B. I hope they had a revelation in frying, but what I ate Sunday was pretty much 180° from excellent. Would that it had become a 5 Guys!

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                Plan B
                4 Railroad St, Simsbury, CT 06070

          2. We just drove by the gelato place next to star bucks and it is empty, says TCBY is coming...

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            1. re: geminigirl

              That's a shame. For a small place, they had good gelato. I haven't seen a TCBY in many years. I thought they disappeared.

              1. re: geminigirl

                get out! What a shame, and replaced by a tcby, wtf?

                1. re: geminigirl

                  That's disappointing. I though TCBY died out in the early-mid 1990s round these parts.

                  What I would love love love to see in Glastonbury is a good quality diner. They seem to be few and far between in this area of the state.