After a “brief” 3 -hour (yep – we rushed!) visit to Hobby Lobby on Saturday with a couple of my favorite girls – my sweet “daughter” in law, Colleen, and one of my BFFs, Janet, to look at/purchase/limit ourselves to various crafty supplies and home décor, followed by a visit to Volkweins’s Music to check in on one of our favorite guys – Jake – we ladies were FAMISHED. It was 3:30 and none of us had had breakfast or lunch – with the exception of coffee and a biscoff blondie :).
None of us had been to #Burgatory yet, so were excited to try! It was a great time to go. We hear there are long lines and standing room only at lunch and dinner time – but since we went at an odd “in between” time for lunch/dinner/linner/whatever you want to call eating at 3:30pm – there was no wait!
I told our awesome waiter Andrew, I would be blogging about this, so I wanted to know what the BEST burger was. He recommended Morty’s Steakhouse.
In addition to being famished – we were extremely parched and excited to try some refreshing cocktails. It was a hot day, and though I am typically a wine or G&T kinda gal, I had a hankerin’ for a beer, so I took Andrew’s recommendation on an amazing IPA. Janet had a Raspberry Ginger Beer combo and Colleen had a “lemonade.” We kinda wanted to try one of their famous drunken “hard milkshake” cocktails, but decided you can only handle so much in one day! CHEERS!
While we were waiting for our food, I had to grab a shot of this humongous sign that might need to be everyone’s Mantra – Honor Thy Burger & Thy Mother! Look at the friendly chap smilin’ for me :).
Andrew was awesome – and (ahem) CHECK OUT the MORTY’S STEAKHOUSE BURGER! It seriously has a huge steak knife jabbed in it to keep it together!
Janet was the brave one of the three of us and willing to take the risk for the sake of us all and tried the KANGAROO Burger. Apparently they choose a different game burger to feature each weekend, and we hit on Kangaroo weekend. This “sandwich” consisted of: garlic crusted kangaroo with cheddar, braised short ribs, roasted cauliflower puree, onion marmalade and mixed greens on brioche. We all tasted it. EVEN Colleen! Probably our first and last time to have kangaroo. Not bad – but not great either.
Colleen had the Standard Deluxe: All natural beef burger with white American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and the house burger sauce. She loved it.
And now – the piece de resistance – the MORTY’S STEAKHOUSE! (and yes – there is a burger under that bountiful bouquet of haystack onions. Are you ready for this? Peppercorn crusted beef burger with horseradish cheddar, haystack onions and cabernet sauce. Like the greatest steak dinner you’ve ever had reincarnated as a burger.
Andrew was right. IT WAS THE BEST! Done to a perfect medium for me. Had to smash it down and crush all those crunchy yummy onions to fit in your mouth, but oh so worth it!
A cute touch at the end of the meal is a custom fortune cookie with a Burgatory twisted message inside actually the best fortune cookie I ever ate. It was super fresh and very vanilla-ee, and the messages were fun.
We would have had a great time wherever we went, but we enjoyed our experience at Burgatory. (even if a burger linner set us back a mere $85 – counting a generous tip for Andrew!) – Budget Shmudget!
Cheers & Hugs,