Friday, May 13, 2016

5 Must Have Burgers in Delco #FiveFriday


“At the base level, a burger is a piece of meat and a bun with something on it. It’s simple but it seems to make a lot of people happy.”- Danny Meyer (NYC restaurateur and CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group)

The hamburger has to be considered one of the most popular foods in the United States. It is actually so popular that the sandwich is sometimes referred to as the “Liberty Sandwich”. But don’t let this name fool you. The hamburger is so popular throughout the world, that 60% of sandwiches sold globally are actually burgers. In America alone, 50 billion burgers are eaten in one single year. Many experimented with the idea of the classic hamburger and have attempted some very bold choices for toppings on this popular sandwich. So if you’re asking yourself “Where’s the beef?” or tired of grabbing a quick drive-thru burger then let the Chamber suggest these five amazing burgers in Delaware County.

Now if you have a Texas-size appetite that doesn’t seem to be satisfied right here in Delco, this may be the one that finally puts your “Lone Star” yearning to rest. This ½ lb. burger served on a toasted, texas-sized bun can remind you how a burger is supposed to be. If you argue that best condiment for a burger is barbeque sauce and not ketchup, then Texas Roadhouse agrees having this burger topped with sweet, smoky goodness. Since Texas Roadhouse has such an incredible sense of pride in everything they do to ensure a legendary experience for all their guests, this handcrafted burger will not disappoint.

Ingredients include: A ½ lb. of fresh ground chuck topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions and BBQ sauce over American and jack cheeses. Served on a toasted, Texas-sized bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion, along with steak fries and a pickle spear on the side.




When you bite into a burger, instead of asking “Where’s the meat?” but exclaim “Where’s the heat?” Firebird’s has answered your call. Now you can’t think bold without thinking of the fire-grilled Durango Burger, and these bold flavors will sure give you the right kick. Also with so much heat, why not cool off with happy hour happening Monday through Friday from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Their $2 off draft beers and $5 well drinks can be a great combination with this feisty burger. Come enjoy upscale dining at a modest price with this polished-casual atmosphere. With Firebird’s being so popular it is recommended to make reservations.

Ingredients include: Chile spiced, pepper jack cheese, pickles, fried onions, roasted garlic ranch dressing, brioche bun



If you’re tired of the same ground beef in a burger and looking for a leaner meat, than Iron Hill has the solution. And for you burger-lovers out there that are stuck in their ways claiming a turkey-burger isn’t a real burger, then you have never had this one. The Santa Fe burger will change the way you think about burgers and open you up to a whole new world with this creative collaboration. With the pursuit of happiness in mind when originally forming Iron Hill Brewery, this burger can sure get you a lot closer. The inspired, yet informal new American cuisine with comfortable casual atmosphere makes Iron Hill the perfect place to be on a night out.

Ingredients include: guacamole, tomato, bacon, pepper jack and ancho-honey mayonnaise on a brioche bun



Who doesn’t enjoy the classic cheeseburger? This 100% grass-fed burger does not stray away with any drastic toppings, but lets the simplicity of a classic cheeseburger speak for itself. With Outback providing generous portions at moderate prices, this burger could even tame an Australian Outback appetite. Come enjoy this savory burger and see why you can never go wrong with a classic.

Ingredients include: 100% Grass-Fed, sustainably raised premium beef patty topped with aged Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and a garlic aioli.




The bold and vegetarian-esque type of toppings make this burger stand out from the crowd opposed to its carnivorous counterparts. The portabella and shitake mushrooms, and horseradish make the burger have a complex yet satisfying texture and flavor. But if that’s not enough and you’re feeling adventurous, you can add a fried egg for only $2 extra. With the best staff creating the best atmosphere, Duffers can hold its own against the numerous chain competitors in the area.

Ingredients include: Topped w/ thinly sliced herb roasted, marinated Portabella & Shitake mushrooms & horseradish cheddar. Served with house made potato chips.


Savor these burgers, and who knows, these five may eventually find themselves in the Burger Hall of Fame in Seymour, Wisconsin. No matter your preference I’m sure you’ll find a favorite among them, and remember what actress Erica Durance said, “We all need to make time for a burger once in a while.”





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1 comment:

  1. The lack of Charlie's invalidates this list completely.