Sunday, February 10, 2013
A Bite at Bobcat's
Eric and I decided to go out to lunch in the early afternoon. Our first choice: Bobcat Bites for their famous Green Chili Cheeseburger. Bobcat Bites is located on the old Las Vegas highway which had once been part of historic Route 66. Bobcat's has been a restaurant since 1953. The diner got its name from the bobcats that would come down from the hills and were given treats at the back door. The current proprietors, John and Bonnie Eckre, are committed to sustaining a tradition of family dining, rustic ambiance and ample portions. So how about those burgers? One of the best I have ever had. Fresh ground beef free of hormones and antibiotics cooked to order smothered with cheese and green chile on a homemade bun. Bonnie stopped by our table to chat and told us that we should plan to return next Sunday. They are expecting a television crew from Food Network to stay the entire day at the restaurant, interviewing owners, chef and customers. Bonnie said she has been interviewed many times by TV shows and magazines like "Gourmet", but she still gets nervous and afraid she will get "tongue tied" in the presence of the interviewer. We'll return Sunday to give her moral support - and enjoy another delicious burger.