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Monday
Sep282009

BFF with BSF (Burgers, Shakes, & Fries) in Greenwich

 

Just off I-95 in one of Greenwich’s grittier, but up-and-coming ‘hoods," Burgers, Shakes & Fries (BSF) is just so cool.  It’s fast, funky, fresh and affordable dining done right, with a focus on – you guessed it – the all-American meal.  

Having taken the lighter route on my last few visits there, eating only a grilled chicken sandwich (a delicious option for non-burger lovers), on my most recent trip, I went to town.  From the simple and straightforward menu, I ordered a single, 1/3 lb. burger with American cheese, tomatoes, pickles and raw onions with a side of “special sauce,” fries and a chocolate shake.  Instead of the typical bun, burgers come on butter-griddled bread and unless specified, are cooked medium rare, to perfection.  First bite of that burger and I knew I’d found a superstar…tasty, moist and worth every calorie.

The fries are everything you'd want...perfectly crispy and salty (with real sea salt), and are even better dipped in the tangy, creamy special sauce for an extra decadent treat.  The sauce, a yummy take on Russian dressing, is intended for the burgers…but why not dip the fries?!  The shake was nice and thick, and oh so chocolatey.  All in all, BSF serves up a great burger, and a great value. The whole shebang (burger, shake, fries), can be yours for just under $11

More adventurous burger aficionados can add on some of BSF’s “Big Fixins” to their patties.  Try bacon, a fried egg, chili, sautéed onions and/or mushrooms with Swiss or Gorgonzola cheese.  If you’re not in the mood for a burger or grilled chicken sandwich, opt for a hot dog with onion and tomato sauce or a veggie burger with all the fixins.  Homemade brownieschocolate chip cookies, and daily shake specials like Cinnamon are an added bonus.  And, their fountain soda dispenser is filled with nothing but Freaky Dog sodas like Barkin’ Birch Beer and Bone Cola.  This place is hip.

BSF is buzzing at lunch time; you get the sense that there’s a cult-following of a wide range of clientele, everyone from suited-up businessmen and construction crews to well-heeled moms with tots in tow.  The vibe is upbeat and relaxed, even in the midst of the busy-ness.  Customers squeeze into one of the twenty counter seats facing the bright-orange walls and delight in their comfort food.  Take-out is also big business here.

Kory Wollins, BSF’s owner, is friendly, hands-on and clearly devoted to his brainchild.  He has hit on a great concept offering high value food in a casual atmosphere that has widespread appeal.  Fairfield County needs more haunts like BSF.

Open Monday-Saturday for lunch and dinner; closed Sunday.  CASH ONLY.

Burgers, Shakes & Fries 302 Delavan Avenue, Greenwich. 203.531.7433

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Reader Comments (6)

I just left here a very happy woman. My medium rare burger dripped juice onto the buttery toasted white bread and had piles of tender sweet grilled onions. The coffee milk shake had coffee blended in with the sweet frosty milk. It was all good.

April 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterStephanie Webster

Hey Steph, not sure if you heard, Kory is movin operations to Darien...bigger, better location...and they will have BEER....so maybe he should rename it BSFB.

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOl' McDonald

I did hear about an upcoming Darien location, but I thought he was opening up a second venue and keeping Byram. No? I think it's going to be in the old Brueggers Bagels spot. I think 5 months, but I wish it were sooner!

April 4, 2010 | Registered CommenterStephanie Webster

Since they serve Freaky Dog soda, I will never eat there.

Check out the Crappy Cola blog exposing other restaurants serving this vile soda concoction:

http://www.crappycola.wordpress.com

October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDog Catcher

Dog Catcher

Could you give a little explanation of what is exposed? And why the vitriol on Freaky Dog?

TIA

October 18, 2012 | Registered CommenterJeff "jfood" Schlesinger

Dog Catcher

My apologies for not reading all of the entries on your blog, which I just read and answered my question.

I think there are two points:

1 - Which restaurants tell customers they are serving Coke/Pepsi and then serve them a different variety, in your case Freaky Dog. If they tell the customer Coke/Pepsi and subsequently serve something else, I agree that is wrong, but BSF does not. Front and center in Byrum when you order is the soda dispenser and front and center on the soda dispenser are the labels for Freaky Dog. So this is not the case
2 - Boycotting a restaurant that does not serve Coke/Pepsi. Whether you will boycott a restaurant that serves Freaky Dog is totally up to you.

I do not believe that you should call a restaurant a "Fraud" when it actually advertises to the customer which brands they serve.

To save you time, let me help in your search of other stores and restaurants that sell Freaky Dog. If you go to the Freaky Dog website:
http://www.freakydogsoda.com/ and click the tab "go get it boy" they will tell you a bunch of other places that are selling their soda.

But you really should try the burger at BSF...it is really good.

Ciao

October 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterJeff "jfood" Schlesinger

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