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Bonfires

BonfiresBonfires is a rustic place in Oviedo that touts itself as a burger and barbecue specialist. That makes it difficult to order when you’re dining alone. Do you go with a burger or opt for the ‘cue?

Luckily I didn’t have to settle. Instead I chose the Rowdy Texas burger, which comes topped with beef brisket. And better yet, the young woman who took my order didn’t even blink when I asked for it medium-rare.

But unfortunately, it came well overcooked. And while it looked like it would be an excellent burger, it was merely OK. The actual patty was better than the brisket, which was a tad dry. The cheese, however, was perfectly melted, and the tomato was as red and juicy as you’re likely to find on a sandwich.

The baked beans I had as a side dish could have been marketed as a dish of molasses. Too sweet.

The restaurant, which occupies a space that was once a Woody’s Bar-b-q, certainly has the sports bar vibe, with plenty of televisions hung about.

On the website, the servers are referred to as “the girls,” which I find a bit demeaning. (Don’t know how they feel about it.) And it seems that with the bare-midriff outfits that the place fancies itself as its own private Hootersville. Whatever.

 On one hand, I’m glad to see Oviedo getting more independently owned restaurants. On the other, I wish they would concentrate more on presenting a quality product. Little steps, I suppose.

Bonfires is at 1340 Alafaya Trail, Oviedo. It is open for lunch and dinner daily. Here’s that website link. The phone number is 407-366-4073.

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