I stopped in Burlington for a dog and fries at a favorite childhood spot, Beansie's Bus. It looked just as I remembered it. Just the sight of the silly yellow school bus had me smiling ear to ear. Ordered a couple Michigan dogs and large fries. The dogs looked less appetizing that I remembered but the fries looked *amazing*.
The Michigan dog was good, better than it looked but it didn't blow my mind. The meat topping had a nice mild spicy kick to it but it seemed a little dry. It's probably been 25 years since I last had one so I my recollection is hardly vivid so the meat sauce might be exactly as it was.
The fries were as good as they looked. Oh my god... It's probably a good thing that I haven't had fries this good back home in Boston. I'd have had a heart attack by now. The photos tell the story pretty clearly.
My only gripe is that this little treat was served up with a MAJOR side of bad attitude. The couple preparing food on the bus were having a tiff and the fella had a real rotten demeanor with customers. Not the sweet experience I recall from my childhood, but these are not the same owners either.
At any rate, next time I roll through town I'll absolutely stop by the bus again. If I lived in Burlington I'd probably drop by weekly. If you haven't tried this place give it a shot. The views from the waterside benches is very lovely.
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