Uncle Bear's - Come, Sit, Stay - Phoenix
Whenever I'm out in East Mesa around lunchtime, I make a point to stop into Uncle Bear's Bar and Grill. It has an interesting theme, being named after the owner's dog, but the food is more than fit for human consumption.
The interior is done up with kennel panels and wood, but is very clean and inviting, with a large bar area and plenty of TVs to watch the big game.
Bring in a picture of your pooch, and they'll frame it and put it up on the wall with the hundreds of other happy hound pics.
While you are waiting for your food, enjoy some of the coldest beer in town and some peanuts served right out of a dog bowl. Order one of my favorite local brews, the 4 Peaks 8th Street Ale. Heaven in a glass. http://www.fourpeaks.com/
I have a hard time ordering anything but "Herd's Burger Style," I assume meaning that it is in the style of Herd's Hamburgers in northern Texas. I have tried to find more information on this quasi-famous Texas burger joint, but so far have come up empty.
The burger itself is a loosely compacted burger, the meat very coarsely ground. The flavor is outstanding, I get it with lettuce, tomato, pickle and mustard, then dip it in ketchup. I have to say it is one delicious sandwich. The fries are thick cut, and pretty good, although I think they should do potato wedges with this entree.
Here is the link to their website, it tells the story of the owner and restaurant through the eyes of the dog, an interesting tale, or should I say, "tail?" http://www.unclebearsbarandgrill.com/bs.html Queen Creek
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