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The space that once held one of my most treasured lost restaurants, Kelley’s Irish Bistro — is now a sports-type over-21 establishment with many redeemable dining options and pub fare. The burger’s just the start of it.
They offer a plate lunch special every day for $6.95, a meat-and-two veg sort of deal. The Chicken Fried Chicken on Tuesday is a grand choice; covered with your choice of gravy,
But that’s neither here nor there — because you are interested in the burger. And this burger has to be the most pungently blue-cheesy of any blue cheese burger I have ever had. The meat itself is redolent of black pepper. It’s topped with a more than generous helping of blue cheese crumbles and an onion ring. For just that, it’s a powerful enough burger sandwiched between those toasted buns.
The burger comes with chips for $7.95. Fries or onion rings are $1.50 more — fries are skin-on and better than average but the battered onion rings are even better. You could also substitute a small salad or fresh fruit for $1.95. I’d suppose if you got blue cheese dressing and crumbles on that salad, you might create a blue cheese singularity.
You’ll find Markham Street Grill and Pub at 11321 West Markham across the street from Michael’s and Office Depot. The place is open 11 a.m. to midnight every day. (501) 224-2010 or check out the website.
Open. Good to see Bubba and the fellows. And Ms Lou Ann.