There’s no shortage of restaurants and bars that have hosted meet-and-greets over the past few years, from the traditional barbecue joint to the hipster watering hole.
Here are a few of our favorites.
Meet the meet-the-grill grill.
(Published Monday, Sept. 29, 2019)Meet the meet the grill: Grill up a burger, a burger-and a beer in one of the new restaurants opening up in San Diego.
It’s a concept known as the “grill bar” in a nod to the famous barbecue joint from the 1960s and 70s.
The Grill Bar features three- to four-course meals including steak and ribs, a side salad, a grilled chicken sandwich, and a fried egg sandwich.
The restaurant also features live music.
The burger, which will be served with housemade mustard and barbecue sauce, is priced at $19.99.
The “biergarten” ($30) includes two courses and three sides, a fried onion rings, and three patties, for a total of $49.99 (or $69.99 with a Bud Light beer).
The Bar-B-Que Grill is a restaurant and bar in San Jose, Calif.
(Photo by Daniel Otero/For the Washington Post)The Grill Biz: A burger joint in Chicago.
(Image courtesy of Grill Bitz)The Bar B-Q Grill is an upscale burger joint on the South Side of Chicago.
The food is served on a large flat-screen TV with a selection of burgers and shakes.
The menu includes the classic burger, burger-b-que, and fries.
The bar is also open daily for lunch and dinner.
The Bar and Grill in Houston, Texas.
(WGNO Photo/Chris Carlson)The Biz Bar-A-Go-Go: A restaurant and burger joint from Chicago.
It opened in July 2018.
The interior is a mix of bar and dining room with a big TV, a dining area with a table and chairs, and an outdoor patio.
There are also tables for private events.
The burgers are made by the restaurant’s team of cooks and are sold on a daily basis.
The Bitz Bistro in Minneapolis.
(Ryan Remiorz/Star Tribune via AP)The Big O Bar-N-Club: A barbecue joint in the heart of Chicago’s Central Park.
(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via AP )The Big Bar-n-Club has been open since July 2018, and is an outdoor restaurant and barbecue joint.
The owners are trying to open a full-service restaurant.
The Big Spot: A bar-restaurant on the North Side of Philadelphia.
(Chris Carlson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, via AP and AP)There are many more to choose from.
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