After our table was ready it was time to peruse the menu and let me tell you it is a beaut! With eight burger creations on the menu, along with entree sized salads, and other sandwiches there is something for everyone. However they also have a custom creation pad at the table, tear off a page and hand one to the bud at your side. Who can resist making their own? Of course we all had to make a custom creation. Starting out with the burger there are six different choices some traditional and some not so traditional. The list includes hormone free beef, all natural chicken, natural bison, dry aged wagyu, lump crab, and their phat patti veggie. With six bun choices, seven rubs applied prior to cooking, eight different cheeses, twelve sauces, and thirty toppings (some of these are free, others 1 to 1.5 dollars), the combinations and possibilities are endless. Here the burger is king, gourmet it up, take a nontraditional route, or remain true to the american classic. It is all up to you with the custom creation menu.
|My custom creation and half full shake, believe me it didn't last long!|
|Eric working on his creation|
First things first however, and that is the subject of drinks. Burgatory is proud of they're heavenly shakes and rightly so, they are rich and pure deliciousness. I started off my meal with Grand Daddy's secret. This shake begins its life as all shakes do there with the house made, hand turned, vanilla bean ice cream. What makes it grand daddy's secret is bourbon and carmel. This one is not for the kiddos. It was extremely rich, covered with a tall thick stack of whipped cream and extra carmel sauce. I loved that the place had some forethought and uses giant diameter straws so the thick shake is easy to suck down. Burgatory has a total of 10 different creative shakes. Five are as they call it, "hard shakes," which as the name suggests are spiked with spirits. Their five classic shakes to me were not so classic but more so original combos, like salted nutella crunch and coffee donuts. My brother, I feel, chose the boldest and most unusual hard shake on the menu, apple pancakes and bacon. It is made with gala apple and carmel flavored vodka, and yes, apple pancakes and bacon. I am not sure how they made this one but it was blended smooth except for the suspended bacon bits. It was topped off with what tasted like maple infused whipped cream and was garnished with a slice of bacon slid down the side of the glass! Besides for shakes they offer classic floats, lemonades, teas, fountain drinks, craft bottled soda, cocktails, nearly 50 different bottled beers, and 12 different rotating draft beers.
|My cousin, half of our food, and the giant straw.|
|Close up of Apple pancakes and bacon shake!|
Now back to our custom creations; being a purist I chose the hormone free beef, which is a unique blend of sirloin, brisket, chuck and short rib. My mates chose the dry aged wagyu, since I was hard pressed to finish half of my giant burger I did not taste theirs. They did rave about it. As we waited for our creations to arrive we shared an order of the truffled gorgonzola fries. Before these guys arrived at the table we could smell them coming. An intoxicating aroma from the truffle oil filled the air. The fries were just right as Goldilocks would say, not to thin, not to thick. They were fresh and crunchy, the addition of the truffle oil and gooey gorgonzola made them even more crave-able.
|Eric's creation: Wagyu beef, brioche, angel dust rub, truffle shallot aioli, smoked gouda, fried egg, & arugula.|
My creation: Hormone free beef, brioche, cracked peppercorn, amish gorgonzola,
truffled shallot aioli, applewood smoked bacon, onion straws, & arugula.