It was truly by chance that I ended up eating at S&B Burger Joint (63rd and May) last week. One phone call and ten minutes later I found myself walking into S&B Burger Joint only to be met by the oh-so-delicious smell of beef and onions on a flat top. It was at that point when I realized that I would be carefully planning my trips there from now on, with a notebook in hand to make sure that at some point in my life, I try every. single. thing. on the menu.
Come to find out, S&B is run by Shannon Roper and Bryan Neel. I didn't have the chance to talk to them on my unexpected lunch adventure, but I certainly look forward to congratulating them on successfully rendering me speechless with the variety and quality of their food.
I was meeting up with my husband and a friend who had both already indulged in the S&B deliciousness on a previous occasion (or five). They enthusiastically explained the concept to me. All burgers on the menu are available either full size or in slider form. The smothered fries are indulgent, but the portions are right for one person. With those two pieces of information, I was off to the races.
Anyone who's ever eaten with me knows that I'm a sucker for grilled onions, and even more so for caramelized onions - which makes French Onion Soup one of my favorite things in the world. Now before you get your panties in a wad thinking I ordered some fancy soup at a local greasy burger joint, you should know that it was the description of The Frenchman burger that had me at bonjour. Mushrooms, Swiss, fried onions and french onion sauce...SOLD. Now it was time to pick out my fries...oh the choices.
True to myself, I ordered the weirdest thing I could find on the "smothered fries" menu. For me, this was the Thanksgiving Fry: sweet potato fries with marshmallow cream, dried cranberries and chopped pecans. Some may argue that the strangest thing on the menu was the PB & Fry (sweet potato fries with peanut butter and bacon), but for some reason I had a better idea of what that might taste like in my head than I did the Thanksgiving Fry...and I was ready to risk it.
Alright - so one Frenchman (full size, not a slider) and an order of Thanksgiving Fries later and I was in heaven. First up: The burger. I think the most notable thing about this burger was the quality of the meat. Not too greasy, not too dry...juuuuuust right. All of the toppings were the right proportions and it made for a delicious, juicy burger. Of course, the grilled onions really made it for me, but I also really liked the Swiss cheese for a slight change of pace from your traditional cheddar. All in all, one of the best burgers in OKC.
Now on to the fries: I need a cold pop because these fries were SWEET. Not that I didn't expect it with the marshmallow cream, but I should go ahead and call the dentist now for some fillings. The Thanksgiving Fries were absolutely delicious, but if you are looking for something to eat along with your savory burger, I might suggest something else. These were truly a dessert and I ended up saving mine to eat last. A wonderful end to a delicious meal.
Next time I hit up S&B, I think I'm going to try the Asian burger (gingered onions, lettuce, tomato, miso-soy glaze and wasbi mayo) because I love me some ginger and I'll try wasabi on pretty much anything. Some other options I'm looking forward to are the Chili Lime (chili paste, cheddar crisp, avocado cream and cilantro lime coleslaw) or the Thunder Burger (Ham, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, avocado and Thunder sauce - I have no clue what Thunder sauce is, but I'm in.) Or maybe I'll get all three in slider form!
On the fry side of the menu, next time it's definitely going to be the Chili Fry (Cincinnati-style chili, smoked cheddar and diced red onion) or the el Mexicano Fry (grilled chicken, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, avocado cream, sour cream and salsa) which sounds like nachos, but with fries, so that's GOT to be a winner.
S&B also boasts some pretty awesome homemade pies, ice cream floats and a variety of dipping sauces if you want to order just plain fries. They also include beer and wine pairings with each burger - cheers!