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Comment Archives: Locations: Food and Drink: American: 4 Stars

Re: “Pour House Burgers, Bourbons & Brews

TL;DR: Service is spotty, food is mediocre, though they have a great booze selection and are very kind to drunks.

Like others, I was wondering what they were building for all those months in front of Frugal MacDoogal's. I'm also wondering why more businesses don't put up some kind of "coming soon" sign while they are being built. Before I get too far along, I want to explain my rating. I was torn between 3 and 4 stars. Since they are new (and hopefully improving), I went with a 4, but my rating might have also been inspired a little by the round of Woodford Reserve Four Wood bourbon my friend bought us!

A couple of guys in our group do enjoy their bourbons and they were the main reason we ended up here. When we are out, they will order typically want something fancy like Blanton's while I'm happy with Jim Beam or a beer. Everyone in our group likes burgers though, and we agree that the food was good, not the best ever but not bad. My cheeseburger was big and cooked right and the sweet potato fries were tasty.

The environment is very nice and the beer and spirits selections are impressive. Didn't take long to get service once we seated ourselves, but we were so loud it was probably hard to ignore us. Prices are reasonable and we think the potential there, especially once the weather is good enough to take advantage of the outdoor seating.

I've wandered in twice minutes before closing after ragers at the breweries down the road, and they've been kind enough to let me buy their last plates of the night and get me a cab. Super nice of them, and I won't begrudge them my money for it!

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Posted by Sam Kelleren on 09/27/2014 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Burger Up

Nashville is known for country music, George Straight, guitars, hot chicken and more country music. But Nashville is starting to break ground in the food culture. They’re doing so by making some really good ass burgers. Nashville’s very own Battle of the Burgers: as what we like to call it, is starting to turn heads and heighten our taste buds. So of course we had to go to Burger Up. I’ve heard really good things about this place and very few people seem to not like this place. So naturally, we had to go give this place our hit and review.

From the start, I got the “Urban Outfitters” vibe as soon as we walked through the door. Everything was so sleek with wood seats, wooden bar and yes, wooden tables. The gigantic windows allow the sun to shine through, which gives the place more warmth and life. It is as if Urban Outfitters had branched off and made a burger joint (home of the tight pants and deep v-necks). No mainstream found here, just a vintage look and Neutral Milk Hotel playing in the background. Ok, ok…That was a bit of a stretch, BUT this place puts out a great vibe, it makes you want to come back.

Now to the good stuff! The burgers were unbelievably good. It caught me off guard, on how good they truly were. Every ingredient is local. The beef is organically fed for all you healthy picky ass eaters. We ordered two burgers, the recommended Woodstock burger, which has Benton’s bacon, white cheddar, and Jack Daniel’s maple ketchup on it. That shit was great. It actually tasted fresh, which seems odd to say, but that was the first thought that popped into my head. The second burger that was ordered was the turkey burger. GOOD GAWD! Best turkey burger I’ve ever had the pleasure to eat thus far. Thumbs up to the cook. The burgers were done right. The truffle fries made for a great side (golden brown with a little salt). The homemade ketchup they served went well with the burgers and fries. It doesn’t taste like normal ketchup, a bit on the sweeter side, but something definitely to give a try. For dessert we shared the Krispy Kreme doughnut pudding with grand mariner crème anglaise. Sounds like some fancy shit, right? Well it melted in my mouth. So fresh, so delicious, and so gone off my plate, well that’s all I got to say about that. Plain and simple, it was great and I recommend you try that good ass dessert when you eat there.

Everyone has an opinion, but too many people are complaining about the prices at this nice burger joint. They use great quality products, so you will spend a little extra cash for that. I love that they offer tons of items like chicken wings, salads, fried oysters, and plenty of burgers (that’s a given). Burger Up fits right in the neighborhood of 12th South. The only question I have is ,when will they make those vintage, extra washed, overpriced wool Burger Up tee’s that we all crave for (ha ha), and are those tight ass nut hugging jeans part of their uniform?!

Posted by MR86 on 02/28/2013 at 8:37 PM

Re: “Burger Up

Whoa baby! Killer burgers! My husband and I have been on a quest for awesome burgers in and around Nashville. This place came very close to 5 stars. Very nice vintage decor, although felt a little fancy for a burger joint. Luckily it wasn't crowded, I think we came on the early bird side. The service was... ok, we were not ignored, but not really waited on either. My husband was asked if he wanted a drink refill only after they took our plates away; to be fair, we do eat quickly. As we were waiting for the check, i noticed that all of the men working had the exact same big black plastic hipster eye-glasses and I pondered if that was just a coincidence or part of the uniform.

Ok, now for the burgers. Juicy, extremely flavorful beef, nice char and cooked to a perfect medium rare. The mouth watering bacon that came on my burger was thick cut, sweet and smokey. Really fantastic! The lightly sweet and soft bun complimented the burger and took it to an exceptional level. My only complaint was the size of the burger. It was too small. I wanted more! It was $11 for an, albeit incredibly delicious, but disappointingly small burger. Next time that I go, and I will be back, I will order a double. I'm not exactly sure what that will do to the price, but I think it will be worth it!

Oh, and I loved the fries. They were crisp, salty, and hand cut. The specials also looked amazing, again, next time I will branch out. This visit was for a straight up burger review!

Posted by Kletia Garies on 01/31/2013 at 8:43 PM

Re: “Jackson's Bar And Bistro

The service was okay, but friendly, and the food was great. A great atmosphere, whether it is for a casual date or just going out to eat with friends.

Posted by Matthew Cory Vailliencourt on 12/28/2011 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Burger Up

I went on a Friday afternoon that was thoroughly packed. I didn't have anything special on my burger, the mushroom Swiss, as I like my food uncomplicated. However, my brother did have a specialty burger. I had the sweet potato fries which were made well. I loved the children's menu within the books and the patience of the staff. I will probably be back soon.

Posted by Nashville newbie on 07/29/2011 at 4:57 PM

Re: “417 Union

The food is really good but I don't like the prices. I usually end up spending 10 or 11 dollars for meat and two and drink.
Rating Detail:
Food: 5
Service: 5
Atmosphere: 5
Value: 3
Overall: 4

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Luanne on 08/21/2008 at 8:32 AM

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