Restaurant bullish on burgers and bourbon cocktails comes to Grapevine
A better burger concept from South Carolina is taking a crack at Texas: Bohemian Bull, a small chain founded in Charleston in 2013, has opened its first Texas location in Grapevine, featuring burgers and a full bar with 24 craft beer taps.
The restaurant is located at 1112 W. Northwest Hwy., just west of historic downtown Grapevine in the former BoBo China space, where they're doing burgers made with house-ground brisket and chuck, and cocktails featuring small-batch bourbon.
Husband-and-wife Dennis Johnson and Sonja Singer left corporate jobs in government and HR to bring the concept to Texas.
“We are not just another burger place,” Singer says. “We serve freshly prepared meals with ingredients prepared by our staff in-house including a vast selection of toppings, sides, and combinations that leave lots of room for customization."
Six burger options include a bacon cheeseburger, a blackened burger with blue cheese, a veggie with black bean, and a build-your-own with sauces such as beer cheese, Mexican crema, and sausage gravy.
Beyond the burgers, the menu runs deep with Southern influences, an ode to its Charleston roots. Think fried green tomatoes, bacon jam, pimento cheese deviled eggs, and fried okra.
There are wings and chicken tenders, salads, sandwiches, and wraps. Entrees range from fish & chips to steak frites with tenderloin and garlic herb fries.
Desserts include strawberry shortcake, a brownie sundae, and doughnut holes with vanilla ice cream.
Bohemian Bull is big on bourbon with half a dozen small-batch bourbon cocktails including a single barrel mint julep and "Mom's Juice," a bourbon twist on a mule with Makers Mark, ginger beer, mint syrup, and lime, also available in a frozen option. Other notable specialty cocktails include strawberry frosé and a Key lime margarita tinted with butterfly pea powder and featuring a graham cracker crumb rim.
On Wednesdays, burgers are half price, and tacos are a special feature on Tuesdays. Among the many updates that have been made to the space: a rainbow-colored bull mural, a longhorn skull at the entrance, and a 1,600 square-foot crushed granite-covered patio with festive string lights and umbrella-topped picnic tables; dogs are welcome.