Mad Girl Eats at That One Spot…Burgers by Design

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That One Spot (Burgers by Design), 10968 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL. Orlando metro area. Near the FL Turnpike and Hwy 50.

If you’re a burger lover or consider yourself a burger connoisseur, you know that finding a damn good burger is hard to find. Either you can’t have it cooked the way you like, or the patty is too thin, the meat has no flavor, the price is ridiculous, or the toppings are the only thing that makes it halfway decent. Look no further, Orlandoans!  That One Spot, Burgers by Design, will be thee spot for you.

Burgers cooked to order, full of flavor, priced right….and by design! Yeeha! They have a nice menu, so I select the BB Burger. The beef patty is a custom blend of brisket, short rib, and chuck. It is topped with caramelized onions, melted cheddar cheese, pecan smoked bacon, smokey brisket, and finished off with their own horseradish sauce. I order mine medium rare with a side of hand cut fries and a soda. Yum. I can barely wait until it arrives!

Da da da Dahhhh! This burger displayed in front of me, ooh tantalizing. I cut it in half and go in deep. Incredible. This is what I’ve been looking for, for a while. The beef patty was done to perfection, the flavor was rich and beefy, juicy, and delectable. The addition of toppings were fantastic. The tightrope walk of heavy meats and cheese, sweetness of the onions, and bright shot of horseradish sauce, made it a well-rounded bite. The hand cut fries were amazing and added a nice crunch.

Living in Orlando, visiting, or on the Florida Turnpike…get yourself here. I mean it. I’ll be there trying another burger, maybe the Slaw Burger or That Other Burger. Whatever my choice, it’ll be dang fine! One of the best burgers in the Orlando area.

http://thatonespotburgers.com

Open 7 days a week 11:00am to 9:00pm. At the corner of West Colonial (Hwy 50) and Maguire Rd in the shopping center.

5 out of 5 bodacious beefy bites of perfection.

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Mad Girl Eats The Waterfront

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The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern, 328 Front St South La Crosse, WI.

If you find yourself on Interstate 90 in western Wisconsin or Eastern Minnesota, you need to get off of the freeway and make your way into downtown La Crosse. You will find a hidden gem on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, inside a beautiful upscale brick office complex.  The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern’s atmosphere is equal to a Manhattan fine dining establishment. White linen tablecloths, epic picture windows, gorgeous ceilings, and chic furnishings. Amazing ambiance.

I visited for lunch and was happy with their diverse menu. A fine array of appetizers, a Pick Two offering, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Something to please any diner. The table order consisted of Philly Beef Baguette, Fish & Chips, and Crispy Fish Tacos. When they arrived it was a feast for the eyes…and tummy. There was no skimping on quantity or quality!

The Crispy Fish Tacos, which I generally only eat in Southern California or Mexico, but these were a very nice surprise. Crispy pieces of fish were wrapped in jalapeno-cheddar tortillas, with shredded romaine, red onion, dynamite sauce, and a corn/cilantro/tomato relish served with coleslaw…which I also put on top. A burst of flavor, the dynamite sauce was just that, fiery. I recommend ordering that on the side if you’re not into big heat. The Fish & Chips were plenty. Delicate batter, seasoned fries, served with artichoke tartar sauce. Delish! Next up, the Philly Beef Baguette. It should be called Beauty and the Beef. It was an overstuffed sandwich filled with marinated pulled beef, carmelized onions, giardiniera, jack cheese, and garlic au jus to dip it in. OMGeez, a magnificent bite after bite. I highly recommend this sandwich if you love beef. My mouth is watering thinking about it. So delectable, and oh so right.

The Waterfront does not disappoint. It is top-notch, easy but elegant, with incredible food and drink. I have eaten here several times and have left on Cloud 9 after every visit. I only wish it was closer.

Brava to The Waterfront. Doing big things in a small city.

Hours – Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:00am to 2:30pm, Dinner: Mon-Thurs 5:00pm to 9:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:00pm to 10:30pm. Tavern (gorgeous watering hole) and patio (seasonal) Mon-Thurs 11:00am to 11:00pm, Fri 11:00am to midnight, Sat 5:00pm to midnight.

On street parking or parking ramp across from venue available.

http://thewaterfrontlacrosse.com

5 out of 5 gemstones for this sensational hidden gem.

Mad Girl Eats Sonoran Hotdogs in Tucson

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El Guero Canelo, 2480 North Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ   plus 2 other locations in the city.

As seen on Food Wars and Man vs Food, the Sonoran hot dog at El Guero Camelo was a must try. Mad Girl went Mad Crazy for this dog! I opted for the Sammie which was the Sonoran, but added an extra frank. The specially made bun could stand on it’s own, it’s so flipping good. The 2 frankfurters and toppings of bacon, sausage, beans, grilled onions, fresh onions, tomatoes, mayo, mustard and jalapeno sauce loaded on that bun….shear ecstasy. ECTASY I say!

http://elguerocanelo.com

El Guero Canelo Sonoran Sammie hot dog….5 out of 5 bacon dipped and dripping mega smootches. A Best!

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