Someone Else’s Bar
I skeptically blinked several times at my friend who insisted I go try the burgers at Someone Else’s Bar because I have to admit, I had my doubts that a place would actually be named that. But, they proudly display the name on the side of the brick building in colorful chalk and I knew the moment we pulled into the parking lot that I was going to LOVE IT. It seems lots of other folks in the South Hills love Someone Else’s Bar as well because at about 8 pm when we walked through the door, almost every table and seat at the bar was filled, save for one small table in the corner. We happily sat down as the bar buzzed with excitement around us. As if the chalk on the building wasn’t fun enough, each table was adorned with a mason jar brimming with candy. Our table had a mix of peanut and peanut butter M&Ms and I noticed the few tables behind us had candy by the likes of Twizzlers and Hershey Kisses. OK! Two thumbs up for a bar who thinks outside the box and keeps the popcorn where it belongs, at the circus. Or ballgame. Ok, I love popcorn but the candy was a nice touch. The staff was super friendly, our server gave me plenty of time to oogle the menu. We finally decided on a starter of fried pierogis with sour cream and beer to wash them down. Then it was onto the hard decision,
which burger to order. My dinner date went for the Rodeo Burger. It came slathered in BBQ sauce and loaded with bacon, cheddar cheese and wait for it… an onion ring. I love when you get burgers dressed up with tasty treats like fried vegetables. After a slight panic attack (sometimes I get order envy) I decided to go for the Buffalo Burger. Anyone who knows me knows I could bathe in hot sauce, gross, but true. The Buffalo Burger had no shortage of sauce but came served with provolone cheese, slaw and fries! GOOD. FREAKING. BURGER. It was cooked to perfection, I like my burgers pretty pink in the middle so I usually go medium and it did not disappoint. Sadly, and slightly embarrassingly so… I was only able to eat half of the burger. It was like an anorexic alien swooped down and inhabited my body momentarily. I regretted it immediately after I stepped away from the table. No worries though, I think I’ll be making Someone Else’s Bar my “Cheers” because let’s face it… if there’s a bar that exists in the world that puts free candy in front of me… I want them to get to know my name.