The Classic burger is as formidable a basic burger as you’re likely to find, about a half-pound of lipsmacking Niman Ranch ground beef on a sturdy, brioche-style bun, supported by Cheddar, lettuce, onions, pickles and thick slices of beefsteak tomato.
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However you take it, the reality is 12 ounces of mouthwatering beef layered with crispy pepper bacon, poblano chile, Cheddar cheese, crunchy iceberg lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and pickles on a toasted bun.
Every part of the smokehouse burger works in harmony: the thick, juicy half-pound patty; the Cheddar that actually tastes like Cheddar; crispy bacon; onion rings; and the slathering of barbecue sauce on a sesame bun that holds its form.
What makes the sweet-and-spicy burger stand out? Sure, it’s the organic beef, sizzled in a 1000-degree, coal-fired oven. But it’s also the one-of-a-kind toppings: candied jalapeños, fried ratatouille and watercress, on an aioli-lined brioche bun.
The green-chile burger starts with primo beef, served on a terrific homemade English muffin lined with Thousand Island-type sauce and teamed with Cheddar, lettuce, onion, tomato, pickles and fragrant roasted green chile that brings it all together.