Copper Chimney Grill- Palm Bay- 4-Stars
Glancing down at my random restaurant name generator I couldn't help but think back to a Ren and Stimpy episode titled "Happy, happy, joy, joy" ran sarcastically through my mind due to the fact that another Bar & Grill was staring up at me. Actually, it's a good thing this did happen and that there are a lot of these around to be reviewed. As, generally speaking, their menus are all practically the same, it really does come down to what we value most here at BBDO and that is execution. And so, with an excited, looking forward to it feeling and a tingling in my stomach, I headed towards Palm Bay to check out Copper Chimney Grill & Bar.
Tucked into a tough location, Copper Chimney sits behind a gas station off of San Filippo and Wyoming. Upon entering I immediately noticed the place was empty. Chalking it up to being early for the lunch crowd, we were shown a table and handed menus with the perfunctory, "Your server will be right with you." Glancing around the place, I liked what I saw. It was open, with plenty of TVs around to catch "the game" and a large, inviting bar. It wasn't too long before a lovely lady by the moniker of Nikki approached and introduced herself as our server. I found Nikki to be nice, charming and professional in appearance, demeanor and execution of her duties (she brought extra napkins without having to be asked).
As the iced tea was out of a fountain, I skipped my usual unsweetened tea (honestly, it's only good if it's freshly brewed) and asked Nikki for their Chimney Classic Bacon Cheeseburger with a side of Fries. I would be remiss here if I didn't mention the table I was at. It was so sticky that my arm literally stuck to it. It was so bad that even after Nikki cleaned it thoroughly, my arm still stuck. I don't know what it was, but it wasn't cool.
Hoping the cleanliness of the table was not an indication of the kitchen, I dug into the meal soon brought by Nikki. The bun was grilled! I mean come on, how hard is that? Hint: Not at all. Outstanding!! I can't tell you how many places do not grill/toast the bun and it really does make all the difference between a great burger and a good burger. The bacon looked good and fresh and was the perfect crispiness while the burger was grilled to a perfect medium rare, just how the Big Boy likes 'em. The fries were obviously of the frozen variety, but were cooked properly and so were passable. The burger was a complete joy to eat.
Comprising a large beef patty, freshly cut tomato and onion with some green leaf lettuce it was miles above the crap slung at places like CJ Cannons.
The Big Boy says, "If you're in the area and hunkerin' for a good burger served with a smile then this is your place. #bigboydiningout #iamthebigboy