Veggie burgers or veggie ‘burgers’?
The Cricket Grill has the distinction of having a bar with 100 taps dispensing 100 different varieties of beer, in addition to a good range of wines and spirits. Customers are a beer menu, not just a food one. There are numerous pool tables, and the atmosphere is somewhat dark and noisy. A quieter part can be found upstairs on a balcony, which suited us better.
As with most Texan eating places, vegetarian choice was limited. The menu itemized vegetarian “burgers”, placing the term in quotation marks, as if they were not real burgers! Although I agree that the word “burger” is originally a contraction of “hamburger”, dictionary.com lists cheeseburger (without quotation marks) as an example of a burger, so we slightly resent this form of discrimination! When my “burger” arrived, it was OK – but it was a bit bland, and was improved by the addition of ketchup, which I don’t normally use. I’ve tasted much better elsewhere.
Altogether, this is a great place if you want a distinctive and characterful venue for an evening, if you want to play pool, or if you want to sample unusual beers. We’re glad we went, and we understand why it’s popular. It’s not quite our scene, however, and we much preferred the adjacent Thai place.
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