Somebody else was buying, so they picked, and they picked Bandito Barney’s. I’ve never been there, I’ve even walked by it and didn’t notice it, the outside is an older home, and there’s only a smallish, faded sign over the door.
But walk inside, and the whole world turns upside down, with massive outdoor bars and patios, sunlit, busy, and all aswarm with attractive server-type women.
Bandito’s menu has ‘something for everyone,’ sandwiches, salads, burgers, pizza, flatbread, appys, and of course, a full bar and plenty of beer. Daily specials, too, like AYCE pasta and the Chicago Friday traditional fish fry.
Burgers come in two sizes, 5 and 8 ounces, with a variety of cheeses and toppings to choose from. The restaurant is able/willing to cook to order, and my medium rare was just that.
I went with regular tots as a side, which were deep fried to a nice crisp. My pal encouraged me to try sweet potato tots, but they are just not for me. Sweet potato dishes are one of those things that puzzles me at restaurants – the raw product costs less than the regular potato, yet they charge more. Go figure.
It’s an above average burger, but not spectacular, on its own.