Darlene and I set out on an early morning mission: to conquer Taco Bell’s new Waffle Taco, a deep-fried waffle lined with a sausage patty, filled with scrambled eggs, and served with a little packet of maple flavored syrup.
Could live without it
This secret menu burger at D Bar starts off with a lot of promise — including a delicious savory waffle standing in for the bun — but the beef needs some work.
As a former new kid in town, I have an enduring soft spot for tourists and convention goers, who all seem to face the same dilemma: where to eat lunch in the Gaslamp Quarter. I’m always on the lookout for a worthy burger, and hoped to find another option to steer the hungry masses towards at Saltbox. $16 later, it was not to be.
After my review was posted on AHT, Executive Chef Simon Dolinsky apologized for the blunder, explaining that on the day of my visit, the grinder was on the fritz and he had to use pre-ground beef instead. Knowing this, it’s fair to assume that what I reviewed was a worst-case scenario burger and one crafted from beef ground in house would be better, since so many elements of the burger (besides the beef) went very right. Whether or not you want to take that gamble is up to you.
For a brief moment, I was psyched to see poutine on the menu at Heights Tavern, but that elation faded when two (out of three) of the core components didn’t pass muster. It’s a tasty dish, but it’s not poutine. The burger was similarly disappointing, with zero char or seasoning.
$12.95 is a hefty cost for a fast-casual burger, and at that price-point, it had better be perfect. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with the new bison burger at The Counter.
The Corner makes some ballsy claims about their burgers being the best in town, but they don’t even crack the top 10.
Panera and Dunkin’ Donuts have both released new red velvet treats. Panera’s got a new cookie, while Dunkin’ has added a new red velvet drizzle doughnut.
Until my visit to Bunz, I’d never heard of anyone putting a pint-sized turkey dinner (meat, dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce) on top of a beef patty, and now that I’ve tasted it, I’m not sure it should ever be attempted again. That being said, the pumpkin shake was excellent.
Luna Grill is a local chain that’s all about grilled meat, so you’d think they’d be able to deliver a better burger than the bouncy, grey patty of sadness that I received.
If you’ve ever considered trying a burger at The Broken Yolk, be sure to check out this review. Both burgers I tried were of indeterminable meat origin and tasted like wet ham.