In the past few years, a number of really quality burger bars have sprung up in the area. Now, as a rule, I’m not really a big fan of burgers. Sure, at a family cookout I may have one, but overall I’m not a big red meat eater, so when I go out I don’t normally have a burger – especially when you know you’ll just be disappointed by a sub par, over-processed pre-formed patty that came from god knows where.
Plan B, however, does things right and everything is of a super high quality (handcrafted, 100% natural goodness) and they have a really awesome beer list. I really can’t ask for anything more than that. What can be better than grabbing an amazing burger and some awesome brews? Nothing.
They have three convenient locations in West Hartford, Glastonbury, and Simsbury. Plan B’s West Hartford location is actually the first of these sort of premium gourmet burger bars that I had tried and while I was very impressed with the food, I didn’t necessarily want to go back any time soon. Why, you may ask? Well, their West Hartford location is a bit cramped. It’s really more of a bar atmosphere… it’s kind of dark, the table’s are small and close together and there’s frequently a long wait. These are things that normally wouldn’t bother me so much, but if I’m eating a big messy burger, I need some room – I need to be comfortable.
When I’d learned that Plan B had opened up a couple of new locations, I had to give them a try. I still have yet to have eaten at their Simsbury location, but I have now been to the Glastonbury one twice and I can honestly say that they got it right this time. It’s perfect. Same great menu as the original and much more spacious – a large bar to relax in, outdoor seating , and a large dining area with lots of GIANT booths that you can really get cozy in.
Last weekend, I went to the Glastonbury location with my parents and my aunt Annie. Here are a few photos that I took of our awesome meal.
Dad’s Bacon Cheese Burger Served With a Tower of Onion Rings:
My Pretzel Burger and Sweet Potato Fries:
Everything was great and I’m sure I’ll be back again soon – probably with Kevin, as he couldn’t join us and I know he was jealous!