Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill (4 out of 5 Stars)
Texan News Service
If you are ever around Grapevine, Texas and you are hunting for a sports bar, Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill is the place to go. Located near the heart of downtown Grapevine, this grill is a great spot to have a few beers and catch the game.
Fans of all sports can view the hottest games on one of Bottlecap’s 14 HD televisions scattered throughout the restaurant. With several major league sports playing in view of every turn of the head, patrons are sure to catch every great play of the game.
Bottlecap Alley serves up hot and fresh food to every hungry fanatic who walks in the door. When customers first arrive at the restaurant, they are directed to a menu bar where they fill out their own order form. Once customers have successfully built their own burger, added sides, drinks, and chosen from over 30 other entrees, they stride up to the counter and place their order.
During my visit to Bottlecap Alley Icehouse Grill, I ordered the “Build the BIG one” burger, where I was presented with nine different meat choices and almost 30 different toppings. All of the burgers are crafted with 100 percent fresh Angus beef, but they do offer a black bean burger for a vegetarian option.
The Angus burger I ordered consisted of a single beef patty, cheddar cheese, ketchup, lettuce, and bacon. The meat was cooked to about medium-well, but was still very juicy and jam-packed with flavor. The bacon was crisp and gave the burger that extra crunch I needed.
To curb my appetite before the meal was served, I ordered the queso and chips. This queso was by far the best white cheese dip I had ever tasted outside of a Mexican restaurant. When the chip was dipped into the queso, it came out with a string of cheese nearly an arm’s length. This was not a downfall: it proved just how authentic this eatery is.
My dining partner ordered the “Texan Dog.” This is not your average stadium hotdog. This mammoth was served with a mound of chili, shredded cheese, onions, and jalapenos. But the real kicker was what the BallPark Frank was served up in: a slice of Texas Toast. There is no hotdog bun here, just a buttered and slightly grilled piece of toast, which provided for an extra whimsical feel.
Foodies can find Bottlecap Alley at 1469 off of Highway 26 and Highway 114 in Grapevine. This joint is rocking from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday thru Thursday; although the sign on the front door says “or until the game is over.”