December 23, 2011
Preface: I’m not on the quest for Cincinnati’s greatest burger. I like a hunk of meat every once in awhile, and when I do, it needs to uphold certain standards of gourmet greatness, but the search for the “best burger” isn’t necessarily a side project for which I’ve been crusading.
That being said, last Saturday was my second time venturing to Gordo’s Pub in Norwood. The first time was over the summer, and I concluded this simple notion: good food, but the service is kind of ehh. In the initial encounter, I ordered the Gordo burger sans mayonnaisse and bacon, yet the burger arrived with both on the plate. Happy camper? Not so much. Nevertheless, the burger was still tasty, and when in the mood for a giant, gut filling piece of meat I’d certainly suggest the place.
The second encounter was this past Saturday. I’d been watching a show on the boob tube which included a scene of a family barbecue and it heightened my appetite for a thick juicy burger. Thus, when my brothers mentioned Gordo’s, I happily joined the crew. Again I ordered the Gordo burger sans bacon, and replaced the mayo with a side of Dijon mustard. The burger was cooked to perfection. Clean plate club for affirmation, all in our party would agree.
The only problem arrived when the check came, and I noticed a fifty cent charge for the mustard. Really Gordo, really, you charge for condiments? Looking back I should have brought this to the attention of my server, but I think I was so flabbergasted at the ridiculousness of it all that instead I thought, whatever, I’ll just use this forum to explain my frustrations. Here are my two problems with the charge: 1.) umm… well… you don’t; 2.) if you do (even though you shouldn’t) then please let the patron know before receiving the check.
Granted bickering over fifty cents is pretty useless, but it isn’t the amount that upsets me, it’s the principle of the matter. Tip included my tab came to $14.25. Best burger in town? Is it worth it? Hmmm… I’m not saying no, but what I am definitely saying is you don’t charge for condiments. Period.to top ↑