Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Burger review: Liberty Burger in Dallas
You’re going to need a nap after the Nooner burger.
When considering what burger to eat for this week’s Burger Breakdown, we thought long and hard, and after many hours of deliberation we decided on Liberty Burger. Why Liberty Burger? I read something good about it on Facebook. Soon that will be how everything important in this world is decided.
This time we chose to take a Burger Breakdown field trip. Three very important members of our staff decided to come. There’s no need to bore you with our names or job responsibilities, just imagine the final scene in The Avengers, just a group of anonymous superheroes/writers, silently eating Shawarma/burgers. It was pretty much exactly like that. OK, back to real life. We each ordered a different burger and the original intent was to write a little about each of them. But in the end, one burger trumped them all. The burger is called The Nooner, named after the act of going home during your lunch break and rendezvousing with a loved one, or at least a liked one. And while not quite as good as its namesake, it is still superb.
The Nooner looks terrifying. Not only does it contain all the parts of a normal, everyday bacon cheeseburger, it also comes with ham, hash browns, and a fried egg. If you’re one of those healthy types who are super concerned about their health and well being, this is not the burger for you. But once you get past the realization that the rest of your day is going to be spent on a treadmill, you’re in for a real treat.
The Nooner is delivered to your table with a knife plunged right through the middle of it. This seems to be a new trend at the fancier burger places -- it’s as if the knife weren’t there, the burger would topple over into a heap of inedible madness. This was not the case. When the knife was removed, the buns held the burger intact without aid. The buns for the burger are made fresh daily at a local bakery with the finest ingredients available. Usually this would get an eye roll from everyone at the table, but there was no doubt how fresh this bun was. Every bite was delicious and a reminder about how much care was taken in preparing this one burger.
For the first time in the long and storied 10-week history of Burger Breakdown, the meat in the burger was not beef, it was bison. It’s possible some will write this off as not being a real burger because there is no beef involved. Do not let this deter you from trying Liberty Burger: The bison is amazing. It’s cooked medium and has a slight pink tint to it. At first glance, there is no char to the meat at all, but there is a small sweetness to it that helps add to the breakfasty feel of the burger. The patty is covered with a slice of American cheese. When added to the other ingredients, the cheese almost makes it seem like you’re having a delectable omelet at your local Denny’s. You know, if Denny’s was actually delectable and not gross.
But there’s more. After getting past the normal bacon cheeseburger ingredients, you get to the real meat of the meal (burger pun -- boom.) Egg, hash browns, and ham are thrown on top of the already enormous pile of ingredients to punish your heart in its final submission, and it’s totally worth it. Not a fan of an egg on a burger? Try it. It’s excellent. The egg is not at all runny; it’s cooked close to perfection and holds together throughout the entire meal. The best part of the meal is the hash browns. If you’re a meat and potato lover, every mouthful of this meal is going to be like going home at lunch and nooning with someone. The potatoes crunch with every bite and are an excellent addition to this already massively stuffed burger.
We here at Burger Breakdown loved this burger, but let us offer you one small piece of advice: You’re going to need a nap after your Nooner. There’s going to be lots of sweating and grunting that go into finishing this meal, but it’s outstanding. And while your waistline may regret it, your taste buds will not.
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