BINGE-WORTHY BURGERS Take a break from manning the grill with these 13 varieties BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ
here is nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a big, juicy burger. From Angus beef to Kobe to bison (not to mention those topped with everything from pastrami to pimento), the varieties of between-bun eats are endless. Indulge in these 13 favorites, no spatula necessary.
with a layer of pepper jack cheese and a smear of jalapeno mayo all between a crisp ramen “bun” made from sesame soy and sriracha soba noodles. Info: 1 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix; 602.340.1924; www.bitterandtwisted.com.
Aioli Gourmet Burgers Restaurant & Food Truck
Dish: Pastrami Burger, $15 About: This half-pound burger is topped with sliced pastrami, melted Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing and coleslaw. Info: 5625 N. 7th St., Phoenix; 602.354.8093; www.coldbeers.com.
Dish: The Aioli Burger, $8 About: An American Kobe beef patty is loaded with aged sharp cheddar, Smoked Applewood Bacon-onion jam, vineripened tomato and roasted garlic aioli. Info: 10652 N. 32nd St., Phoenix; 602.971.5555; www.aioliburger.com.
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour Dish: Ramen “Momo” Burger, $13 About: Prepare for a unique fusion of Asian and American favorites: ramen and burgers. A juicy beef patty is loaded
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
FEZ Dish: Tangier Burger, $13.95 About: For a Mediterranean twist, this half-pound Angus burger is topped with hummus spread, herb pesto, oven-dried tomatoes, red onions and manchego cheese on a ciabatta bun. Info: 105 W. Portland St., Phoenix; 602.287.8700; www.fezoncentral.com. UPTOWN |
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Frank & Albert’s Dish: Creekstone Farms Cheeseburger, $20 About: Smoky and delectably juicy, the savory Black Angus beef patty is topped with Wisconsin cheddar cheese, pecanwood-smoked bacon, housemade pickles, bib lettuce and heirloom tomato with the restaurant’s special sauce slathered on toasted buns bookending the mouthwatering meal. Info: Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix; 602.954.2518; www.arizonabiltmore.com.