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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rant of the Week: What's the Deal with the Uber Dense Buns at High-end Burger Shops? Short Order -- I'm Talking About You


I get that buns can be dense in places that don't purport to be the end-all, be-all burger joints. But any self-respecting, self-proclaimed "burger joint" that calls itself Short Order should take care to ensure the buns are NOT dense and in perfect harmony with the patty and the works.


As I've said over and over again to the point of sounding like a broken record, the perfect burger is the sum of all its great parts. The patty was cooked medium rare but it wasn't particularly flavorful.

Burgeries take note: do not overdo any part of the bun, whether the upper or lower half. This was especially disturbing for a place owned by none other than the queen of breads, Nancy Silverton, of La Brea Bakery and Pizzeria Mozza fame. Not to mention the wait.

Yes, the bottom line is, Houston's burgers are the best, including their buns.

Full review coming soon...

2 comments:

Moonbeam's Auntie said...

Waiting for your review on Umami Burger...curious as to what you think.

ironchef442 said...

hey auntie,

i reviewed here a while back before it was a sprawling franchise. verdict: nay. http://njeats.blogspot.com/2009/03/umami-burger-great-patty-hold-fries.html

thanks for reading!