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Why Plan B should be your Plan A. Plan B Burger Bar – Stamford, CT

18 Aug

When it comes to grabbing a burger you can go one of two ways…

Plan A:  your boring, ordinary, ship-em in/ship-em out burger  joint.

Plan B:  a beer and bourbon lover’s utopia, piled high with creative , delicious Certified Humane, fresh, never frozen burgers and sides in a sleek and swanky spot.

So, look.  Plan A is fine if you just want a plain ol’ burger stat and that’s it.  But, when you want more, you need to check out Plan B Burger Bar in Stamford.  They just opened August 4 on the right side of the outdoor food court (next to Barnes & Noble, across from California Pizza Kitchen) at Stamford Town Center Mall.

When you step in, you’re greeted by a chalkboard with a big list of American craft beers on draft.  We were tired from a long trip from the Hamptons where we celebrated our sixth anniversary in style so we gladly welcomed a nice and comfy table in the bar/lounge area.  As we sat, our waitress came by and told us about the beer, bourbon, and drink list.  We felt daring, so we went with an Ommegang Witte beer AND the Small Batch Threesome of bourbon for $14.   You can also order the Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey Threesome for $10 or the Single Barrel Threesome at $12.

When the bartender got our order, he climbed up on the bar, took down the bourbon, and got our samples ready.  The cups came on a rectangular dish with the names of the bourbons written on a napkin for reference.  First was Kentucky Vintage, next was Hirsh Selection, then Four Roses.  Before you try your bourbon you’re supposed to put it by your mouth and smell it.  If you try to get the aromas through your nose though, you probably won’t be able to pick up all the scents because you’ll be overwhelmed.  You actually have to inhale it with your mouth instead. Yeah, we just learned this too! Then, when you are ready to taste, make sure to sip and savor.  Our biggest tips are to save most of the bourbon for pairings with your food and make sure to sip and savor.

Choosing the booze was easy, but picking our meal was pretty tough.  See, there are some pretty awesome sounding apps, sides, delicious devour-worthy big plates, great salads, and of course a crazy array of burgers.  Before we ordered, we said we’d have to come back at least 10 more times to try everything that caught our eyes.

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Live Music, Beer Dinner, and More @ Station Eats – Stamford, CT

28 Jun

Come to poppa!

We’re not shy about sharing our love of certain restaurants.  Station Eats is one of them.  Heck, we were followers before Station Eats was even Station Eats, aka Filling Station.  Heading to the Stamford or New Canaan spot always guarantees us a great, reliable, quality burger, dog, and shake experience.  We’ve been hitting up Station Eats in Stamford more, though, because we love the outdoor beer garden and the chance to partake in some beer/Hi-Octane shake action!

So, OmNomivores, some great stuff is happening now and is soon to come:

Happy Hour:  Check out Station Eats from 4-7 pm and get 50% off beer and their Hi-Octane shakes!  #Winning.

Beer Dinner on 6/29/12: Just buy a burger and get a free beer from Cisco Brewing Company.  Our kinda beer dinner, no doubt! :)  There will also be a swimwear show from Juelle, live music, and even raffle prizes.  If you feel like getting an extra Cisco Brew, you can get one (or two, or three, or four) for just 3 measly bucks each.  They’ll have Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, Sankaty Light Lager, Indie Pale Ale, Summer of Lager, East Indian Pale Ale, and Brooklyn Summer Ale. 

Live Music:  Enjoy the summer and spend some time outside with a burger and some beer that have your name all over them while digging some tunes.  Every Thursday and Friday you’ll be able to check out the likes of PJ Pacifico, Carruthers Brothers, and Pink Missile.  Check out their FB page for specific times and bands each week.

Mall and Theater Access:  Yup, starting July 19, you’ll be able to get to Station Eats after (or before) that awesome sequel of Vampires vs. Zombies vs. Werewolves vs. George Washington at Bowtie Movie Theater.  Or, after a long day of shopping at Stamford Town Center, you can head over to Station Eats via Level 4 by the Apple Store.

Parking:  Parking ain’t no drag anymore.  Just drive up Atlantic and park in the garage to the right of Station EatsBring your ticket and they’ll validate it for you weekdays after 5 and all day on weekends.

Noms: 4.5
Cost: $$
Station Eats
Address:  3 Landmark Square (across from Palace Theater and above Izet’s on Atlantic Street)
                  Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Phone:  (203) 588-0960
Site:  http://fillingstationco.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/fillingstationco
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