Friday, August 28, 2009


It's official. I have exhausted all the world's low hanging fruit related to plaid pants. Today is Plaid Pants Friday on BGPP and I have no plaid pants subject matter. If I was an investigative journalist, maybe I could find something. But I'm not. So I won't. And that's that.

I have something of greater interest to the non-plaid pants wearing members of the world, though: food.

I tried a new burger joint last Tuesday . . . and last Friday. I attempted to have it again with Heather and the kids on Saturday. I foolishly agreed to Happy Meals at McDonald's, with the new place as a back up, knowing that it was only 10:40 a.m. and McDonald's didn't serve lunch until 11:00. Turns out I was wrong on that point, and the kids got their first Happy Meals. I'll be more careful next time.

The new place is Baha Burger. It's only in Birmingham now, but I'm pretty sure if the owners have the desire, this place could spread in the Southeast like kudzu.

They offer seven options for the burger: beef; pork; lamb; chicken; turkey; salmon; and, portobello / eggplant.

I had the standard Baha Beef Burger both times, which comes with Pepper Jack cheese, grilled pineapple and chipotle sauce. I opted for the wheat bun instead of the onion bun.

. . . with sweet potato fries.

The theme of the eatery, called a "fresh gourmet burger" place by its owners, is 60s surf. They got the theme right, with more Endless Summer and less Gidget. The food is great and I found nothing to complain about, including the price. The burger with sweet potato fries was $7.50. I give it 4.5 pairs of plaid pants out of 5. I have no reason for docking Baha Burger a half of pair of pants, other than I would lose all credibility if I give my first BGPP restaurant review the whole five pairs.

Happy Plaid Pants Friday.


  1. Alesha Hardin-OsburnAugust 29, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    I must say that Baha Burger has my burger heart. The chicken burger with spinach is my fav.

  2. I just keep reading and re-reading this post. I have read it every day since Friday; I think today is Monday. I am just all mixed up inside. I don't know what to make of it. I keep thinking I will adjust. That I will stop looking for the hidden plaid-ness amidst all the burger babble. I don't think I am going to be able to iron this one out. I mean---I like the big beautiful burger and all; but I just feel lost--- and the next Friday is so very far away. Is it because I failed to post last Friday? But I did. But then it dissapeared and I thought maybe my comment was swiped because I recommended accessories that might "one up" your old man client. But then I thought I might have just been a total dumbass and hit the wrong button. Whatever the case; my PP fix is fit to be tied. :0(

  3. It's in there. The whole blog is plaid. Every Friday is Plaid Pants Friday, even if there is no plaid to report on Plaid Pants Friday.