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Tomahawk Sports Bar & Grill Splits the Uprights

October 14, 2010

Working off of Kerry Forest Parkway and living in Monticello means I rarely visit the area around FSU. A couple of day ago while shopping for a new car Becks and I took a break. Instead of grabbing something from a fast food place we headed east on Tennessee Street until we arrived at the place where The Loop used to be. The building looks relatively the same but it has been rechristened the Tomahawk Sports Bar & Grill.

We made our way to the front door. A couple of college kids sat outside working on a pitching of beer.  When I opened the door the floor was a little sticky and a whiff of stale beer filled my nostrils. It was not a bad thing and was a familiar aroma that I recognized from my 8 years of alcoholic beverage research at UNH, LSE and FSU. The interior was a little dark and the televisions that occupied the walls of the main dining room broadcast a variety of college football games. We sat down in a booth against one wall and a waitress brought us over a couple of menus.

The food was standard bar fare and then some.  I flipped it over to check out the offerings which included wings, burgers, sandwiches, man ‘n cheese,  and a variety of appetizers. The also advertised a variety of Man vs. Food challenge dishes including one that consisted of 12 burgers. I am not sure how popular they are, but I thought it was nice to have the option of eating until it came out of your nostrils.

We ordered a basket of fried pickles to split while I went for the Bowden Burger. It included two patties, cheese, bacon on a bun and served with fries for only $6.50.  We also decided to pretend we were back in college for an hour and ordered a pitcher of beer to split. At $5 it was a steal and after pouring myself a nice glass plastic cup, took a sip. The Tomahawk Sports Bar & Grill keeps their lines clean, and there was none of the draft beer funk taste that some places in town are famous for.

Our pickles were out in no time and were served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce. Frying makes everything better and pickles are no exception. They were crispy and the sauce had a nice amount of spice to it. I would have been very happy with just the pickles and beer but my burger showed up a few minutes later. Our server was also great and did a very good job taking care of us.

Some people think thick burgers are the way to go while others prefer thinner one with a higher meat to cheese ratio. The Tomahawk Sports Bar & Grill adheres to the latter philosophy with tasty results. It was cooked flawlessly and the cheese flowed out from between the patties. The only negative was that I had to search for the bacon. I was anticipating nice strips but ended up with a small amount of crumbles. A couple of fat strips is the only thing that could have improved my burger.

Overall, the Tomahawk Sports Bar & Grill serves up a great burger with cheap beer within walking distance of FSU, and I wish it had been open when I was in law school. 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 6:19 pm

    I hate when the bacon on my burger is sub-par. I’ve been able to move on in my life, but it hurts me every time.

    This grill sounds good.

    • October 20, 2010 10:58 am

      I agree. I am not sure why I got just a few crumbles of bacon, maybe they were out? I am not sure, but the burger was still really good.

  2. baconlover permalink
    October 20, 2010 8:33 am

    i agree with your post except in my experience they almost give you too much bacon (like that’s even possible). im thinking your server was hungry and swiped a strip or two! i was just there yesterday to watch the baseball game and got the “bobby bacon burger” and i counted 3 full big greasy strips! go back and update us on your bacon levels!

    also try the gator – also fried. i never had it before and although ive always heard it tastes like chicken or veal, it really doesnt. it also came with a spicy ranchy type sauce and lots of fries. that, the outcome of the game and a $10 bucket of rolling rocks made for a good night!

    • October 20, 2010 11:00 am

      I feel cheated! Maybe they’ve upped the bacon quotient since I was there? The crumbles were pretty miserable. I am happy to hear that you had a ton on your burger. I think I will have to go back and re investigate this establishment.

      • baconlover permalink
        October 20, 2010 4:15 pm

        yes i am thinking you got an aberration because ive eaten there many times and almost always get something with bacon and i would say they are probably too generous with the stuff haha. lets see ive gotten mac and cheese with bacon, a quesadilla with bacon, a salad with bacon (cant believe im admitting to getting a salad but i did and it was the size of three normal ones), and a chili cheese dog with bacon, and that was gooooooood!!! there is a fried hot dog on the menu which fried jalapenos on it – if i can get a doctors approval that is going down soon!!!

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