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Bonnie's Burger

livetotravel | | Jan 27, 2007 11:48 AM

My wife was otherwise occupied for the day, my errands were finished early, and visions of cheeseburgers were dancing in my head - so what's a guy to do?

Continue his tour of recommended best burgers that's what.

So I make my way down to 5th Avenue and 1st Street and discover that Bonnie's is only half full at 2:00PM. The place is nicely underlighted and very toasty warm. I take a stool at the counter and order up a medium rare cheeseburger with cheddar cheese, fries and a Blue Point Winter Ale. I pull out my book and read while I await the burger.

The Blue Point ale arrives right away and one sip tells me that's it's the perfect accompaniment. After a short wait the burger arrives - it's a big one, I guess close to 8 oz, - and nicely shaped. I had watched it being cooked on the grill and now note the nice char and the loads of cheddar that tops it. It's on a poppy seed bun that's nicely sized to cover the burger. The first bite tells all - super juicy, nicely salted and just the right about of red/pink interior. Did I say super juicy? And that bun did it's job is soaking up those juices also. I used a little bit of chipotle mayo on the bun.

Hand cut fresh fries came with and they too were perfectly done - salty, crisp exteriors and hot just right mushy on the inside.

I also ordered sauteed jalapenos on the side which I ate with the fries. Now that's a nice taste treat!

All-in-all a very pleasant one hour plus at Bonnie's. The burger lives up to it's reputation. I will return.

P.S. I have read in the past that the quality of the burger sometimes has to do with who is the grill man. I have nothing to compare this with but my guy was a young, clean shaven dude with a blue Yankees cap on. He knew what he was doing.

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