WHO: A graduate of The French Culinary Institute, Flay is a world-famous chef with restaurants in New York, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Connecticut and the Bahamas. The author of nine cookbooks, he also is a Food Network star.
WHEN: The burger shop is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
ROYALE WITH CHEESE: The Bobby Blue Burger comes with blue cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato; the Miami Burger is pressed with ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, mustard and mayonnaise; the Santa Fe Burger includes queso sauce, pickled jalapeños and blue corn chips; the Philadelphia Burger is topped with provolone or whiz, griddled onions and hot peppers.
HOLD THE BEEF: Don’t eat red meat? Choose instead ground turkey, chicken breast or a burger served “topless,” stacked on a bed of greens without the bun. You can also get your burger “crunchified,” which involves topping it with crisp potato chips, at no additional cost.
“I’LL GLADLY PAY YOU TUESDAY…”: Prices range from $6.50 to $7.50 for burgers and $5.50 to $8.50 for sandwiches and salads. French fries cost $2.50; sweet potato fries and beer-battered onion rings run $3. Fountain and bottled soda costs $2. There are no value meals at BBP so be prepared to purchase side items separately. There is, however, a Kid’s BBP Burger Deal for children 12 and under. For $6.50, children get a burger, kids’ French fries and a kids’ soda.
GO MEAT!: BBP does not have any vegetarian burgers, but they do offer a griddled cheese sandwich and a crunch salad with chopped vegetables, romaine, crispy tortillas and white cheddar cheese covered with balsamic dressing.
TAP THE BOTTLE: Beer and wine are also on tap at BBP; enjoy Budweiser, Miller Lite, Yuengling Traditional Lager, Sierra Nevada, Anchor Steam, Dundee Honey Brown and BBP red or white wine. Looking for something a little more fruity? Try the Frozen Cactus Pear Margarita for $4.50.
YUM YUM: For dessert, try $5 milkshakes and malteds with or without real whipped cream. Flavors include vanilla bean, dark chocolate, black and white, strawberry, mango, coconut, cola and blueberry-pomegranate. For an extra $2.50, you can have your milkshake or malted spiked with vanilla caramel bourbon, pineapple coconut rum or mocha Kahlúa vodka.
INFO: For more information about Bobby’s Burger Palace, call 215-387-0378 or visit www.bobbysburgerpalace.com.
Originally published on May 6, 2010