January 3, 2012

Road Trip Eats: B-Spot in Ohio

Well, I'm back. Despite an insane Monday that included just missing a 30 car pileup in Lexington, KY, and then abandoning our car in the midst of an ice-apocalypse in the Smoky Mountains outside of Knoxville, TN, we arrived home today after spending some time in northeast Ohio visiting family for the holidays.
While in Ohio, paid a visit to a couple of good restaurants, including a B Spot. The ubiquitous Michael Symon, Cleveland's gift to the culinary world (sorry Ruhlman!), is the mind behind the four B-Spots that are fixtures around NE Ohio these day.
What is a B-Spot? It's a burger joint. On steroids. Not unlike Atlantan Richard Blais' Flip, Symon's B Spot aims at upping the ante on the modern burgers, fries, and shakes shack. Sorry for the not great pics, I left my daughter in charge of photos this time. She's a foodie-in-training. 
The Lola Burger. Cooked medium rare topped with bacon, sunny side up egg, red onion, mayo.
Chicken wings in a rich, creamy garlic sauce topped with Parmesan. The should come with a warning from the American Heart Association.
Chili cheese fries.
Pickle Bar

Some of the stuff, like the onion rings and fries, were run-of-the-mill, but tasty. Good judgment kicked in and I passed on the vanilla bean, apple pie, and bacon milkshake with bourbon. Though, my kids loved the fresh mint and chocolate chip shake. Everything else was tasty, in a clog your arteries and swear-you-are-going-to-detox tomorrow kind of way.


  1. I've also heard that Ohio has a lot of great resorts. I would love to visit Ohio and experience the beauty that this place gives. I would also like to try these foods. I look forward to visiting Ohio soon.

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  2. This month, we're going on a road trip to test drive the new watsons caravans my friend had purchased. Ohio will be part of our route so we'll definitely check this out.