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#Bacon , #BuyLocal and @TheRailBurger

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The Rail is a restaurant that takes “buy local” to a whole new level.  Not only do they use locally sourced beef, but even much of their bar is stocked with locally sourced beverages.  From local brewers like Fat Head’s to Buckeye Vodka which is also brewed in Ohio  Having been recommended by a couple of friends, I had to try it out.  Not because of the local focus, but because I was told they had good burgers!

Of their many options I chose the “Local Yokel”, and not just out of respect for the witty play on words.  Boasting Ohio thic-cut bacon, fried local egg and Swiss cheese I honestly didn’t even read any further down the menu.

It was a good burger on a fresh bun with a healthy helping of excellent bacon.  The egg was over easy as requested and the burger is served with a stick through it which prevents embarrassing yoke explosions on the first bite.  This last point may not be intentional, but it’s still the little things that count.

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Bad Grandma

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While at Giant Eagle and totally NOT in the mood to deal with deli staff I picked up a tub of Grandma’s Original Recipes Potato Salad with Egg.  Priced at over $3 for a 1 pound tub I expected something at least tolerable.  Especially considering they dared invoke the name of “Grandma”.

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How totally disappointed was I?  This bland, flavorless paste had little right to call itself potato salad and even less right to imply that any Grandma had ever made anything so pitiful.

A liberal application of Bacon Salt is required to make it at all palatable, but even that leaves it wanting. I swear Grandma’s everywhere are rolling in their graves, offended by the mere existence of this insult to everything that is potato salad.  Blech!

 

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