There is only one beer on tap as of yet at the B-Side (2709 Cherokee Street), the brand-new Cherokee Street joint promising "burgers, beats and brews." But that beer is Stag, a play on the vintage jukebox costs just ten cents, and the burgers are delicious. It's hard to imagine this place won't be a smash hit.
The B-Side is the brainchild of Joe Timm and Francis Rodriguez, who proved with their initial Cherokee Street effort, Yaqui's Pizza, that they know what the neighborhood wants. Here they're back with a terrific dive bar atmosphere, a stripped-down menu of solid drunk food and reasonable prices. The house burger, which comes with "Comeback sauce, Murican cheese and grilled onions" is just $4. The same price will also score you an order of chili — and since this is Cherokee Street, it's vegan. Of course.Timm promised when we talked to him in September that service would be fast. "There are guys on our crew who got their starts in food trucks, so they understand the necessity of making it fast and simple. The thought is that someone can come in and say 'Let me get a cheeseburger and a Busch' and they can have it all in front of them in three minutes."
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