If you’ve been down in Lakeview, it’s no secret that there are some awesome places to eat. You’ve got Jack Browns, Slice, Babalu, Moe’s… just to name a few. So when BYOB Rocks opened up across the street from Slice, I was really anxious to try it out.
And we had a girls night coming up, so we figured why not. It was a burger joint that was dedicated to the local music scene, so how bad could it be?
Well, I have to say that this is definitely not my most favorite place. Besides one of the waiters being really rude to one of the girls there (walking away as she was talking to him), the food was really expensive for what it was. The total bill came out to be $22, and that was just for me. I had a burger, some tater tots and a Sprite. Granted the burger was pretty big (big enough for me to bring home half to the hubs), and the taters were completely loaded, but it still just seemed a little much.
I got the Vallejo burger and the chili cheese tots. The Vallejo had pepperjack cheese, caramelized onions, poblano pepper, aioli, and arugula. It wasn’t a terrible burger, but it wasn’t the greatest either. They had just been opened a week, and I’ve already noticed that they’ve added some menu items to their online ordering.
BYOB stands for Build Your Own Burger, and their entire premise is based on ordering online or with an app. Which seems easy enough, but seems really inconvenient. Ahhhh, that’s the old person in me, I guess. Perhaps the younger millennials dig it — I don’t know.
I do know that the chili cheese tots were delicious, and so were the fried green tomatoes. To learn more about them, visit their website here.