Birthday boy!

Yesterday was Bill’s birthday.  We decided to go to Buffalo Grill and Bar in Gärtringen.  This was our first time back since April.  I am pleased to note that it looks like business is picking up a bit.  (Edited to add: Buffalo Grill and Bar is now closed.)

When we arrived, the sun was out, but there were some heavy clouds in the distance.  We sat outside anyway.

We ordered another combi-platter, which comes with chicken tenders, chicken wings (not spicy), onion rings, cheese sticks, poppers, and a jalapeno pepper.  It also comes with a nice chive dip and barbecue sauce.  This starter is great for sharing.  My only complaint was that the poppers were lukewarm, like maybe they needed another minute on the heat.

We also ordered small (150 grams) burgers.  I had a bacon cheeseburger and Bill had a spicy burger, which came with jalapeno peppers.  There were plenty of fries, too, and they came with ketchup!  

Just as we were about to tuck in, the sky got decidedly stormy.  The wind picked up and warned us that it was about to rain.  We decided to follow other diners’ lead and moved to the inside dining room.


Bill is happy after finishing his burger.  At this point, the sky was about to open.

The burgers were almost as good as I remembered them from April  I ended up having to eat mine with a knife and fork because it was really messy and the bun was a bit crumbly.  Our waitress spoke German to us the whole time, except for toward the end of our meal, when she spoke perfect English.  We thought that was kind of funny.  Our bill came to less than 40 euros.

We also thought it was funny that a couple of people actually ordered the double cheeseburger.  The large burgers at Buffalo Grill are 300 grams each and a double consists of two large burgers stacked on top of each other.  I really wanted to take a picture of the creation that came out.  Those things were enormous!  Luckily, the two guys who ordered them were rather large fellas who could probably handle such monumental sandwiches.  One guy did look a little sheepish as he tried to figure out how he was going to eat his burger.  Click here for a picture that kind of looks like what I saw last night.  The ones we saw last night looked even bigger than that!

On the way home, I broke out my new camera and took some photos of the amazing sky.

None of these are edited.  The sky in these parts is just amazing.

All in all, we had a nice time last night.  I don’t know if I enjoyed last night’s burger as much as I did the first time I had one at Buffalo Grill, but I do know that their burgers are better than most of the ones I’ve had in Germany so far.  If you’re missing American style burgers, you might want to pay a visit… but keep your expectations in check.


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