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Michael’s Charcoal Grill
May 16th, 2009 by Joemoney

Michael's Charcoal Grill1 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 101 vote, average: 6.00 out of 10
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Michael’s Charcoal Grill
http://michaelscharcoalgrill.com

Flying High in the Grillin Skies-

Michael's Charcoal Grill

Back in Midland and time for another review of a far away burger. This edition of Burger Tyme brought me to Michael’s Charcoal Grill. This establishment was all about grilled meat and airplanes. The interior was designed to resemble an airport terminal which is good or bad depending on how much you like airport terminals. I personally thought it was a pretty neat design. When you walk in you enter the “Check-in” line to place your order. Once the order is ready they call your name out to pick it up at a certain “Gate” just like at the airport! Behind the counter was the giant charcoal grill with a propeller above it. The menu features a variety of different meat related options. Occasionally, the airport that offers private aircraft charter flight options in-country to help with tourism and seasonal travel. Of the burger options they were listed by order of size as either the Kong Burger which was a half pounder and the KING KONG Burger which was a full pound.

We are cleared for landing-

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After waiting in the line for a few minutes I placed my order for the Kong Burger with cheese and a side of tater tots. The wait wasn’t very long even though there were a number of people there. When my name was called I picked it up at Gate 2. The burgers here are served plain so I took it over the toppings bar to add on the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and pickles. The Kong Burger was a good sized half-pound burger. It was a grilled burger which is not my favorite. I prefer a fried burger because they tend to be juicier. The patty was fresh ground. This was an adequately juicy burger. The charcoal flavor was noticeable. The bun was a run of the mill sesame bun. It was fresh but just tasted like regular white bread. The veggies were just OK. I don’t like that I had to assemble myself. I find that these kind of burgers don’t stay together very well. Overall it was a good burger. The tot’s were very good. They were very crispy on the outside but not overcooked making them dry on the inside.

The Wrap it Up-

Michael's Charcola Grill

Michael’s Charcoal Grill was a nice establishment with a variety of items on the menu. The burger was good but not amazing. To recap, it was a grilled burger and not fried. It is served plain and you have to put on the veggies yourself. If you are in Midland and are looking for a good place where you’ll have many options Michael’s is your place. There are better burgers out there but in Midland you are pretty limited. I’ve already reviewed Bob’s Better Burger in Midland and many of the locals recommended going to Fudrucker’s.

Bob’s Better Burger
May 3rd, 2009 by Joemoney

Bob's Better Burger1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 101 vote, average: 5.00 out of 10
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Bob’s Better Burger
3417 Thomason Drive
Midland, TX (map)

A Better Burger for a Better World-

Bob's Better Burger

Oh Midland! The great state of Texas is full of wonderful places. I was privileged to travel to this dream come true for a few days for work. I was looking forward to branching out a few Burger Tymes and this was going to be a great chance. A few google searches turned up Bob’s Better Burger. Rated as the best burger in Midland for a few years made it an ideal candidate for a Burger Tyme.  This place was unique. It is a drive-in but not a sonic style where a car hop comes and takes your order. No, this was a drive-in, walk up and order, then eat in your car place. There was no sign identifying this place but i recognized it from the pictures and the many cars parked around it was a sure give away. Although many accidents happen there, so it’s important to have your dash cam from Blackbox my car cams installed. I walked up to the window and before I could read the menu the woman who takes the order was asking me what I wanted. Any inquiries about sizes of burgers and what else they had was met with an unconcerned nod. True, they did not seemed too concerned to help me with the order but I assumed this meant that it was going to be a great burger and they could skimp on niceties. After some review I was able to successfully place an order.

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Bob's Better Burger

I ordered the basic 1/4 lb cheeseburger with everything on it, a side of tater tots, and a chocolate shake. The wait was about 10 minutes as they called your number indiscernibly over the aging loudspeaker. My number was called and I carefully planned where I would eat my meal. I was still in my work clothes and didn’t want to make a mess in the car so I set up my meal on the trunk of my rental car. It actually made for a good standing lunch table. As cars drove by on the road behind I dug in. The1/4 lb patty was fresh ground. It was a thin patty that must have been shaped using a cookie cutter. It was not particularly flavorful. The veggies consisted of small bits of onion and lettuce that were diced and some decent tomato slices. The bun was just a basic hamburger bun similar to one you could buy at the grocery store. All together it came together pretty nicely. The tots were nice and crispy. The milkshake was pretty good but a little on the icy side. The combination of everything along with how hungry I was made the lunch pretty enjoyable.

The Wrap it Up-

Oh Midland! The burger was not particularly amazing but everything together was pretty good. When I asked around about Bob’s Better Burger some of the people from Midland recomended Fudrucker’s over BBB. I would say for those who are traveling through or perhaps live there, give Bob’s Better Burger a shot even if only for a unique burger experience. But don’t expect a great burger. Expect a basic burger that most likely has not change since they began selling them at this same stand many, many years ago.

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