Eating at the bar requires you do a few things: don’t say anything to disturb the person staring at their drink like its a crystal ball and don’t bother the bartender more than once for more napkins. At the Tavern, you’re definitely not going to be able to pull off that second one. Their delicious mess of a burger is meant to be eaten while watching jai alai, Greyhound racing, or whatever other obscure sport is on TV. They offer a few topping combinations, but we opt to build our own starting with the Regular Ole Burger. The patty itself is juicy even if someone orders it medium and we like to top it with cheddar cheese and grilled peppers and onions. Just do your best to keep the clean up to three to five napkins so you’re still welcome back.
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