Bobarino’s: The New Twist on American and Italian

Bobarinos: The New Twist on American and Italian

Maggie Eldred, Social Media Manager

Ever since she learned she could do a somersault, she was enthralled. She flips all over her house, being a slight annoyance to everyone that calls that place home but still the hidden gem of the house. She tends to flip in front of the TV when the most important game is on. She flips in the middle of the busiest gathering the house has ever seen. She even flips on the grand. Gymnastics on the Grand that is. She competes and she leaps and she rolls and she is my sister, Ellie. And her flipping and leaping and rolling is the peculiar reason that landed me at Bobarino’s.

Bobarino’s is located downtown at the B.O.B and delivers a fresh new take on old American and Italian classics. They serve a plethora of entrees, including pizza, macaroni and cheese, and something they call the “Backyard Barbecue.” It is a portion and a half of pulled pork topped with beer onion strings, all made to fit onto a giant challah bun. There is something for everyone on the menu. 

I like to describe myself as a midline picky eater, meaning that I am kind of picky, but not too picky. But when it comes to off the wall restaurants, like the ones that inhabit the B.O.B, I am fearful and nervous. I am nervous I will have to get something that is way out of my comfort zone when it comes to food. I am used to burgers and chicken and even spicy macaroni and cheese, but with something as irking as a pearl barley veggie burger, I am known to quickly disregard. But I decided to take a small step out of my comfort zone on Saturday night and get their french dip, and I am so happy I did.

Not only is the food divine, but the restaurant itself was just plain cool. Now it is all centered around a bar, but they also have several pool tables, a fireplace, a golf video game, a wall of crushed cans, and 3 different dining rooms. When I walked in, I was a touch skeptical about it, only because I was greeted at the top of the stairs by a hostess that led us to a table in the very back of the restaurant. This table was not my first choice because one, It was in the corner near a window, two, that window was giving off a ton of cold air, and three, the TV next to us was off. However, these were only a few reasons that my mind resolved to petty skepticism.

There is a reason that I say petty, and that is because they were wrong. My experience was great, but if I had to rate it, I would give it a 7/10, only because the the staff took an eternity of time to deliver our food, and the brownie goblet that I had at the end of the night only had 2 tiny brownies in it. Overall, I loved it, and would recommend it to anyone looking to have fun downtown on a Saturday night.