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BRGR cranberry

kevin25 | | Dec 4, 2011 10:37 AM

we stopped in to BRGR before the "Sid the kid return to hockey" the other night. We were excited to attend the game and felt like a new place would be fun. We arrived at 440pm. early with only 2 other tables of 2 in the entire place. The space looks cool with dark colors and a fire place. The bar has 20 drafts and over all looked good on first impression. We sat at the bar (the only ones) and watched as batenders and waitresses walked around for a good 10 minutes before we were asked about a drink. I suspect the bartender may have worked at AAA before BRGB if you know what i mean. anyway we wanted a spiked milkshake and ordered 2 different ones. My buddy got the Dude Abides. way too sweet for me but very flavorful with alot of vanilla. I had the Salty Caramel. It was great with the bourbon more of a subtle hint then overwelming. The shakes were large and I would split one with someone to be honest. we were so full from it we actually split our burger. Funny we asked the bartender if we should have a beer first then add a shake after the food. he said (after ignoring us for awhile) to have it first. bad decision. have food and a cocktail or beer then have the shake. after the shake its almost lights out because they are so heavy.(good but not if you want to try different foods. We had the fried pickles and liked them a nice sauce made them a good small starter. We split the Shroomz burger and it was great.The mushrooms onion and aioli worked well togerther. similar to a bachi burger in Vegas if you have ever been.(Bachi is better but this was close). The burger and shake will bring us back but probably to the other location in Shadyside. a final note the bartender ignored us and i thought maybe he was waiting until 5pm happy hour to place our order. but he came over at 3 minutes to 5 and placed our order. he charged us full price(the money is not the point here) and said it was before 5pm(technically it was) . First impression is hugh to most people and this first impression wasnot a good one.