a Bobby's Burger Break

It's been a pretty hard past few weeks. In a perfect world we'd be trimming the tree and hanging garlands and lights. But instead we are on the phone with contractors that never call back, Insurance guys, Home Depot, etc... The house is reeealy cold due to no insulation underneath...the flood crept up under the house and pulled it all down...and due to all the gross water that soaked everything it's pretty stinky. With all of this going on we really were in need of a little break and some fun so Aaron and I went out with my little brother Walt & his girl Val this weekend. It's one of our fave places and we haven't been there is so so long. Bobby's Burger Palace. Bobby being Bobby Flay. 

 I just love how not formal it is there. At Bobby's you order at the counter when you walk in...they hand you your soda cups and a little number plaque. Then you pick a seat and they bring your burgers out to you. The menu is so simple. Just a handful of burgers, a couple kinds of fries, onion rings, and milk shakes. Bobby Flay's favorite food is the hamburger...so they're all his own very personal creations. When ever we go out to eat I'm always last to order. I have trouble with decisions. At Bobby's I falter between the Crunch Burger and the Bobby Blue. But I ended up going with my go-to : the crunch burger, which is topped with double cheese and potato chips.

BBP serves up some pretty outrageous milkshakes which Aaron can never pass up. As much of a foodie as I am I just can't get myself to do it. I think I'd need to be rolled out the door. Not to say I don't steal a few sips! Super rich and thick... Aar got vanilla bean. And for those who like to really party they serve up spiked milkshakes as well! yowza!

 I love love french fries, but if onion rings are an option...and big crazy amazing ones at that...well then sign me up! These things are just insane! Just one is as big as a burger!

We joked that this would be crazy blurry. Walt took the pic, and we have flash backs to a past visit with the entire family where my Dad took the pic and we are all just blurred faces.

Walt & Val. I love these guys. Best little brother ever!

And here is the very start to a huge nightmare...ha! This is the kitchen floor... right below what was once our "coffee station". All of it will be coming up, including the subfloor. Repairs straight through to under the house where we will be doing some intense cleaning, stabilizing and, insulating. What holiday FUN! ;)

But as I said before...we got off easy. So many people lost absolutely everything. I hope to be able to justly chronicle the repairs here on the blog. And we'll definitely make sure that this won't just be about repairing...but Improving! 

Thanks so much again for reading! xo, Jenny


  1. The thing that stinks about flooding is whether it's two inches or two feet, you have to rip everything up. I still can't believe how much damage there is all around us...it's so much to process. :-( I think in my lifetime I knew one person who lost their home and now I know so many.

    So happy that you're on the road to rebuild! You're doing such a great job of documenting what's been going on around you.

    And when is that Bobby gonna put a veggie burger on the menu, lol.

  2. Well, the food and you and your loved ones look good, even if the floor needs a re-do. :) It'll all come together, Jenny. ♥♥

  3. How terrible to have to deal with all those repairs during the holidays. But that burger place looks like it could definitely lift the spirits! Good luck on getting your house back in order:)

  4. My daughter has been working there since high school. My favorite is the Dallas Burger and have to agree with you on the onion rings -- delish!!

    Remember if you need any advice on construction, drop me a line!

  5. hooray for breaks! you may have got off easy, but that's still a lot of hard work. i know you can do it though. i just wish you didn't have to.

  6. Going out to dinner with friends and family is one of the best ways to escape from your troubles! And Bobby has the perfect hangout for you. :@

    I'm so glad you've got family to stay with during the construction.


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