On Friday I travelled with Dearborn Barkis to Livonia to sample the highly-touted burger at Mason's Bar. First, Mason's IS a bar, and there were ashtrays on every table. However, except for two people, Friday's lunchtime crowd was decidedly of the non-smoking type.
We both ordered well-done burgers with American cheese and fries. Server said that the burgers are 1/3 lb patties and that you can get a double.
After a small wait by two very hungery people, the chow arrived. The first thing I noticed was that, compared to the Miller's burger, Mason's was flatter with more circumference. I prefer the plumper Miller's style, but this is a small thing. The roll fit the burger well. After the first bite, the second thing I noticed was that my burger was not well-done, rather more like medium to medium well. The third thing that I noticed was that the burger was delicious. Fries were mediocre. All the fixin's were on the table.
Obviously, further lunchtime sampling of the Mason burger is required to find out if the lunchtime crowd is consistently non-smoking, and to see whether the cook can get my burger well-done.
2. Mr. Brew-Stirs
4. Dan's (Saline)
5. Stiver's (Chelsea)
7. Sandy's On The Beach