Bao's Awesome Burgers and Sandwiches (BABS)
I feel like an old timer here. Most of the coworkers that know about this place were introduced to it by me! Dennis and I have been going here every once in a while... like, before it was remodeled, before it was named BABS, before it was The B Spot and unpatented, way back to when it was just GREEN TEA HOUSE. OMG do I miss the strawberry kiwi slush boba they served... this place went through a lot of changes!
A lot of people have been checking out BABS lately, especially due to the awesome 2 burgers/drinks for $13ish groupon-type deal. I already knew it was a winner since Dennis and I dig this place. We already had our eyes set on one item off the menu guaranteed.
The b-b-beast. Dennis and buddies used to chow down on this monster after a long hard bike ride. Yea, replenish calories you just burned... mmmmm. This thing is still always a brain-racker on how to get it in but we manage to make it work. We always get sourdough bread when asked. The pastrami, roast beef, and corned beef inside is tasty and there's a chunk of it too! The fries give it a little extra volume but lose a little since they won't be crisp. The slaw on here is one of few that I'll actually eat. I despise the stuff normally but this one works okay with me. It's not super strong and seems like a smaller, less messy portion than it used to be! Still gets all over the place though! Also, once I tried the b-b-beauty (with turkey and other stuff) but I didn't like it because it tasted so... healthy? I surrendered to the b-b-beast and never looked back!
We also got the Texas Burger. This was my FIRST burger after three weeks, ever since San Diego Burger Week where I indulged a little too much! Oh boy did this totally hit the spot though. I guess I missed burgers after all! I actually preferred the burger over the sandwich on this visit! Stuffed with melted cheese inside the patty, topped with some chopped bacon, and over a thick fried onion ring. I just inhaled my addictive half of the burger first then passed it over to Dennis. Then stole the last bite from him as well... I seriously couldn't resist!
We upgraded our fries to sweet potato fries with the Texas Burger. No soggy fries from being inside a sandwich like in the beast! The size of these fries are about right for me, not too thin or thick! It's lightly seasoned too, which I prefer.
At the end, we were totally stuffed. 1/2 lb burger and an even larger sandwich will do that for ya. Also, for some reason, I typically refer to it as Bao's Awesome Burgers, i.e. the "long winded version", except minus the "sandwiches" part... so BAB? hahah... The servers are friendly and they usually have the food network on their TV! My kind of restaurant! It's a 'indulge' type place for us so we don't go that often but we do enjoy our gut-busting visits!
Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches (BABS)
4646 Convoy St #103
San Diego CA 92111