Nick Badovinus has a terrific sense of humor, and it’s on display now at his newly opened Off-Site Kitchen located at Irving Blvd and Wycliff. The restaurant looks as if it has been in operation for years and his menu is dotted with plays on our childhood that will beckon a return visit.
You will understand when you hear about some of the fun items on the menu such as the Crunchy Sloppy Taco which Badovinus said is his sleeper dish that made its way to the menu quite by accident. In the final days prior to opening they were editing the menu and they decided to merge a large crunchy taco with a Sloppy Joe. It works just fine for me, and makes a bad ass side item to accompany your burger.
There are seven burgers to play with as well. From a fairly plain version for 3.25, to a massive heart wrenching quad meat called the Ten Buck Four Banger. I chose the Murph-Style which has plenty of sweet grilled onions and jalapenos for 4.95. It was extra sloppy and a fantastic friend for my taco.
For an extra buck you can add a side of slaw either made traditionally or with Hines 57 sauce.
Other wonderful choices includes house roasted meats such as their 48-hour peppered brisket or corned beef. They also make some of their own sausages including a hot link and a wurst. You will also spot bologna and Spam on the menu for those that go that route.
Fun additions to the menu includes the set of pies offered, both the candied pecan pie and the cherry soda. The pies are made in little tins and have a rich and buttery crust. Be sure to wash all this down with something from the Thirst Fountain which looks like it changes each day. Today they offered Tang, but Kool-Aid is an option as well.
If you’re in the neighborhood check out Off-Site. They close at 3pm each day, and on March 5th will offer breakfast. A return visit will be in order.