Sunday, May 10, 2009

B&D Burgers - Savannah, GA

B&D Burgers in Savannah, GA, is a great place to take Mom for Mother’s Day. I know because I did so today. Mom and I are on a drive from Florida to Indiana. We are taking the scenic route through the Carolinas, so that means a swing through the lovely and historic town of Savannah, Georgia on our way.

B&D resides in the middle of the busier more touristy part of Savannah. It sports clean wood booths and alligators on the walls (photo above). Our lovely and charming server was a student at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which dominates much of Savannah, in a good way. She suggested I have the Colonial ($8.29 for 1/2-pound), from the expansive menu of burgers. Mom had a 1/3-pound Broughton, a cheeseburger named after the street in front. All burgers are available in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 pound versions of fresh ground Angus. Burgers include fries. I had potato. Mom ordered sweet potato.

We started it all off with onion rings. I really liked these beer-battered lovelies, which are crunchy and almost hushpuppy-like in their cakey consistency.

The burgers came next. They are served open faced with lettuce, tomato and onion. Mustard, mayo and other condiments sit at the table. My Colonial sported American cheese, bacon and a fried egg, ordered over-easy by this reviewer. I assembled the burger, capping it with a very white and fluffy bun. The first bite squirted yolk out the side onto my hand and face. All the flavors ran together for a satisfying, breakfast-like burger. This worked well for me being on California time and eating at 9 A.M. as my stomach saw it. (Noon in Savannah.)

The sweet potato fries were cooked with a firm outside and a sweet inside. They were not heavily salted or spiced, but served natural style. Same with the potato fries. Skins on and thin-sliced, the fries were presented in a similar bare-bones fashion. They tasted fresh as if cut on site.

As we ate another charming student/busgirl stopped at the table and chatted us up about the alligators sculptures all over the walls. All were just castings it turned out. Except for one skinned fellow hanging on the wall in front of the restaurant. It had been killed in the restaurant owner’s yard. Our trip was of to a fun start.

Burger 4.5 spatulas out of 5
Fries 3 spatulas
Onion Rings 4 spatulas
Sweet Potato Fries 3 spatulas

B&D Burgers
13 East Broughton Street
Savannah, GA
912-231-0986
www.bdburgers.net