Dinners Out in Cleveland Message Board › New Meetup: Buckeye Beer Engine
Announcing a new Meetup for Cleveland Eats!
What: Buckeye Beer Engine
When: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:30 PM
Where: Buckeye Beer Engine
15315 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
If you haven't eaten at the Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood yet you don't know what you are missing. This burger and beer joint is one of the best yet little-known restaurants in Lakewood if you ask me. The burgers are outstanding, from the West Side burger (featuring pierogis), the Fatty Melt (a half-pound burger patty tucked between two grilled cheese sandwiches) to the Cyclops (featuring a fried egg). Any of their burgers can be made vegetarian-friendly by substituting a grilled portabello mushroom cap or a homemade spicy black bean patty. You can also substitute a chicken breast instead of a beef patty if you'd like. But based on the name the Beer Engine is all about the beer, featuring 27 beers on tap and 120 in bottles.
As the Cleveland Scene says in a review:
"But if the Engine was initially all about beer, the grub is now coming into its own. Take that quarter-pound, Kobe-style beef hot dog: outrageously plump, shockingly juicy, and relentlessly well seasoned, with a natural casing that provides just a bit of snap. Wrap it up in a warm, soft-and-chewy pretzel bun, and side it with a tumble of fresh-from-the-fryer chips – and you’re looking at our pick for the best hot-dog dinner in town. Freshly ground, half-pound burgers are a big deal, too, especially the best-selling Tuscan Burger, topped with applewood-smoked bacon, rosemary goat cheese, roasted red peppers and caramelized balsamic onions. Non-carnivorous sorts can substitute a grilled portabello mushroom cap or a homemade spicy black-bean patty in place of the meat. Other popular options include homemade deep-fried pickles, the addictive “beer caps” (battered and deep-fried jalapeño slices), and the fried bologna sandwich, featuring a grilled five-ounce slab of German bologna from Berea’s Chef’s Choice Meats, topped with grilled onions and served on a pretzel bun with homemade chips and Martian Lager whole-grain mustard."
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