Titus, who you should follow on Instagram under @ChiBBQKing, and I agree to meet up for dinner at Gahanna Grill (82 Granville Street, Gahanna). I was in Ohio for a series of book signings for All About the Burger at Kewpee Hamburgers and White Castle. My wife and I had spent most of the day driving around and hitting up antique shops looking for Burger Museum worthy items. We had stopped in for lunch at Swensons Drive-In, which we thoroughly enjoyed, so she sat out this one.
I arrived a little early like I normally do, and I’m mid cold brewski when sir Titus gets to the Gahanna Grill. The signature burger at Gahanna Grill is the “Beanie” Burger. This fella is a 1/2 lb. bacon cheeseburger topped with sautéed onions & Beanie’s homemade slaw. There is also a Double “Beanie” Burger for those of you with great metabolisms. We both settle for the original.
If you’re into the steakhouse and/or Irish pub big beefy burgers, then this guy is right up your alley. The slaw is what makes it stand out amongst its burger peers. I’m more of a slaw on my dog’s kinda guy, though. There’s an Academy Burger (named after Columbus Academy) on the menu with Swiss cheese with bacon and grilled onions, which also sounds pretty good for those of you anti-slaw peeps.
Are you still stuck in the Man v. Food 2009-era? Then conquering the Gahanna Grill’s Beanie Burger Challenge will score you a souvenir t-shirt and placement on their Wall of Fame. Me, I’d rather stick with the original “Beanie” Burger and live to be hungry again in a few hours.