Saturday, January 26, 2013

BurgerFi - Sunrise, FL

The "burgerfication of the nation" is upon us. BurgerFi is grilling up franchises all over the US now. This local gem has become an industry mainstay. I recently made my way down to the Sunrise, FL location to visit a family member, who we will now call "Buns of Steel".

This location, like the originals, is placed right near the beach. On the Westbound side of Sunrise Blvd so leaving the beach hungry is no longer an option. It was dinner time, so the crowd was spares but we were here for burgers not people.

Buns of Steel ordered the Ultimate Burger: brisket topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles & blue cheese. He was pleasantly surprised the the blue cheese dust over power the burger flavors. It was a bit salty but with brisket, blue cheese and pickles, it's only natural to be a bit in the salty side.

I, Lunchbox, ordered off the secret menu. Yes, next time your in, grab a paper menu at the register for some great surprises. I went with the Alternative Style Burger: all natural angus beef, grilled onions, American cheese, mustard and secret sauce. The double patties were not greasy. Still full of flavor. The onions were sweet but that could of been the secret sauce as well. Really happy with my selection.

We ended the night with a MUST HAVE - Key Lime Concrete. It's vanilla custard hand mixed with chunks of tart key lime pie & crust. Amazing!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Dada's - Delray Beach, FL

All the credit for this burger blog post goes to my wife. On a night where I ordered the Flat Iron Steak and our guests ordered the Mediterranean Platter & an amazing 7 Cheese Grill Cheese sandwich (Blend Of Cheddar, Swiss, Goat, Blue, Sheep Feta, American & Provolone, Served W/ Tomato Soup)... She actually wanted a burger!

The pretzel bread phenomenon has officially arrived in Palm Beach County (Delray - my backyard). Dada's in Delray has a signature Desi Burger - Grilled Natural Beef (real solid burger size) on Pretzel Bread. Cooked to perfection & topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion & avocado slices. Perfectly fresh. The focus is on the meat. As it should be. Also it's grilled not flat topped grilled.

If you haven't yet enjoyed a pretzel bun burger, get over to Dada's. Few places have tried but this tops the list down here so far...

Dada's is a staple of the Delray Atlantic Ave scene. The Dada house was built in 1924 and renovated in 2000 when they opened the restaurant. Each room is decorated in a slightly different theme and has a character all its own. Local bands play the living room while the bar sits in the main dining room.

Whether you're a local or just visiting... Make a reservation. Even if you don't try the Desi Burger, order the meatloaf or s'mores dessert. You really can't wrong with much on the menu.

Overall rating:
Well-Done (5 out of 5)

132 N Swinton Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33344

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