Michael Symon's "B-Spot" has two Cleveland area locations. One in Woodmere (higher end community). I am not sure if it was intentional or not, but his location in a former Cold Stone Creamery location is right next to "Berger & Silver Jewelers." The other location is at "The Q", Quicken Loans Arena. No word yet if Lebron James is the best customer! The interior of the main Woodmere location is very appealing and very casual being in line with the Bar, Burger and Brats concept.
Bobby Flay has four locations of his "Bobby's Burger Palace" concept, all located in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area. Bobby's locations also look great, but probably a tad more casual than the "B-Spot".
The B-Sport and the Burger Palace have pretty limited menus featuring the incredible creativity of Bobby Flay and Michael Symon.
Bobby features burgers spiced up, like the Buffalo Style Burger with red hot sauce, blue cheese dressing and watercress or the Dallas Burger, spice crusted, coleslaw, Monteray Jack, BBQ sauce and pickles. All of the Burger Palace entrees can be ordered as Angus Beef, Ground Turkey or Chicken Breast. Plus, they can all be "crunchified" - crunchy potato chips added to any burger! For side dishes the Burger Palace has french fries, sweet potato fries or beer battered onion rings. Milkshakes are also available.
The B-Spot gets even more inventive with the twists on burgers. They range from the "Plain Jane" to the Shroomage Burger with portabella, blue cheese, steak sause and carmelized onons. The Yo! burger has fried salami, coppa, hot peppers, provolone and shasha hot sauce. The Lola burger (a Cleveland favorite) has fried egg, bacon, picked red onions, cheddar and mayo. The Symon Says burger has bologna, coleslaw, whip sauce and american cheese.
The B-Spot also has an assortment of bratwurst and various bologna sandwiches. Sides include a plethora of salads, fries, onion rigs, etc. The Porky Fried inclued pulled pork, cheese whiz and pickeled chiless!
Pricing at both burger joints are similar, burgers range from $5.50 to $9.00. Fries and onion rings are in the $3 range.
The "Bad A** Shakes" at the B-Spot and Bobby Flay's milkshakes are about $5.
THe B-Spot and the Burger Palace are both very busy places, but well worth a visit.