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Bull Pen Burgers & Links – Good Times, Great Food

Come hungry! When you’re ready to grab a bite at Bull Pen Burgers & Links, make sure you bring your appetite. I had a chance to visit with Bianca and Chef Frank over lunch the other day. Bull Pen has been a part of the Temecula food scene for just about a year now and is one of four restaurants within a mile of each other under the same ownership – Texas Lil’s, Texas Loosey’s and Vail Ranch Steakhouse making up the other three.

Bull Platter. Photo by Juanita Gates

The atmosphere is fun and casual and it’s a sports lovers paradise. Whether it’s baseball, golf, hockey, football, basketball, NASCAR or soccer, if it’s a sporting event and it’s on TV, it will be playing at Bull Pen. For major sporting events like playoff games, The Superbowl or the NBA Championships, you’ll also hear the game in full surround sound.

While we visited with Bianca, Chef Frank sent out dish after delicious dish of food. We started with the Bull Platter, an assortment of boneless wings, cheese sticks, jalapeño poppers, tater skins, potato sticks and onion straws. Up next we shared a Kobe burger, juicy, tender and full of flavor plus a Big Johnson – a half pound wiener topped with chili, cheese onions and tomatoes with sweet potato fries and Parmesan garlic fries on the side. Needless to say it was more than we could finish but we savored every bite.

New items will soon appear on Bull Pen’s menu and in the near future look for breakfast on the weekends. Joining the hearty fare that includes burgers of all varieties including ostrich and alligator burgers, pastas, chicken and links will be Philly Cheese Steaks, Zucchini Sticks, Tilapia, Ranch Beans, mashed potatoes and more.

Got kids? Kids eat free on Wednesdays when accompanied by adults who purchase a meal.

There’s live entertainment Fridays and Saturdays from 7 – 11 pm, happy hour all day Monday and Tuesday and from 3 – 6 Wednesday through Friday with $4 appetizers and $1 off drinks. Bull Pen Minis are $1.50 Monday – Friday from 3 – 6pm. On two for one Tuesdays buy a sausage or hot dog combo and two drinks and get a second combo free. Join the frequent diners club and get a free appetizer after your 5th meal and up to $10 off an entrée after your 10th meal purchase.

With warmer weather around the corner, take advantage of the spacious patio and eat outside. The service is excellent and Ashley always had a smile on her face and made sure we weren’t wanting for anything. You can follow Bull Pen Burgers & Links on Facebook, too. The servers do a great job of letting you know what’s going on and who’s working.

Burger in the making in the open kitchen at the Bull Pen. Photo by Juanita Gates

Bull Pen Burgers & Links – 41653 Margarita Rd., Temecula – (951) 695-8620

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