My Buddies, a Restaurant and Sports BarJul 30th, 2012 | By Miss R | Category: Food, MissR, Reviews
My Buddies is in a location on the East side of Madison that has spawned and killed many restaurants. This latest iteration of the Sports Bar has promise.
There are several areas, from the game area with pool and foos-ball to the large dining area that all have a good seat for the wall of projected TV and the banks of flat screens. There is even a dance floor for when they have DJ’s.
I and my companion were seated in a nice booth and were waited upon by an attentive, and cute, server. We had our water promptly, we were given enough time to look over our menus and we chose our selections for the evening.
As it was our first time, we went middle of the road. From the Pre-Game section, an order of un-breaded wings in their Buffalo Ranch sauce was asked for. We ordered a The Whole Nine Yards burger, sans onion, but with the larger patty and split it. The order was taken and we were left to our own devices.
The sports and such that were being shown alongside the prime-time fare were easy to watch with all of the different projectors and flat screens around us. The music was not too loud and did not detract from the activities being shown. We watched the programs, and the few other tables of people until our wings arrived.
The wings were presented nicely with a leaf of lettuce under the celery and a full 12 pieces of chicken on the plate. The blue cheese sauce was a little sweet for my taste, but it went well with the sharp vinegar of the wings.
Our server kept us in water as we ate and checked in on us, but was not pushy. She cleared as we were done and it was a few minutes to let the wings settle before the burger arrived.
They were sweet enough to split the burger and seasoned fries for us onto two plates. The burger is loaded, from egg and tomato to ham and onion, this burger had just about everything. Their medium is what I would call medium well, but it was still juicy and quite edible. The seasoned fries were crispy and flaky, hard to achieve.
All told, we spent under $20.00 for a good meal and had a reasonable time.
The only real downfall to the experience was when I had to ‘hit the head’. The door into the stall I chose did not have a slider to secure it and the tank was not functional until I fiddled with it. By fiddled, I mean pulled the top off and fixed it as best I could, which was pitiful. It is a bar, and as such, people become rough with the furniture when the libations have been too much for them.
The ambiance is great on a Sunday without too much going on. It will be interesting to see how they deal with an influx of people.