Let’s talk about the good stuff – and yes, it was very, very good. With a better bun, this burger could have been a perfect specimen by which all other burgers are judged.
If I seem a little excessive in my praise, I was recently very disappointed by the offering at Pujols 5 at Westport. In fact, until JJ’s, the last dazzlingly good burger I had was in Louisville.
The two beef patties inside were grilled to crispy perfection on the edges while the interior was incredibly, wonderfully juicy. This is the kind of burger your grandfather enjoyed before meat fillers and low fat diets. It’s full of delicious fat, glistening, juicy, and rich with flavor, all held in by the seared crispy exterior. The cheese was melted directly into the meat with an extra slice thrown in between the two patties for good measure. Sweet sliced white onions and crisp iceberg lettuce added some texture contrast.
It’s easy to forget that good beef doesn’t always need a lot of extra seasonings. All I tasted here was the well seasoned grill, the char of the meat, and the natural delicious fat of a burger that hasn’t been stripped of all it’s flavor. It’s what other burgers want to be.
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