Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Review of Burger Parlor

The latest pop-up restaurant is a winner and dare I say the best burger in the O.C.?  Located in the Rialto Cafe in Fullerton, the Burger Parlor is only open Wed-Sat starting at 6pm. I went Wednesday night with a friend of mine.

Check out the menu:

They offer a great selection of burgers that are made from 100% certified black Angus beef, the buns are baked fresh daily, and everything is 100% hormone free products. They also have salads, shakes, a good selection of sodas and a great selection of craft beers. I went for a St. Bernardus (an Abbey beer).

It went great with the burger that I ordered, the Mahon, named for the Chef Joseph Mahon and it's a winner!
It is an Angus beef patty, pastrami, caramelized onions, mustard sauce, and swiss cheese. The Mahon was juicy, perfectly cooked, and soft fatty bites of pastrami complimented and did not overwhelm the burger.

I also ordered the Belgian Fries to go along with it. The fries are thick and hearty and piping hot! A touch of sea salt makes it perfect! The ketchup tastes like it was blended with some rosemary so you know it's not your ordinary ketchup.

My friend ordered the Smoky which is one the most popular burgers on the menu. It is an Angus beef patty, bacon, fried onions, cheddar cheese, bibb lettuce, oven dried tomato and secret sauce. I was fortunate enough that my friend gave me a bite of her burger.  It was just as good as my Mahon. The bacon chunks were perfect with the burger. Another winner!

We also ordered the beer batter onion rings. Now, I am no fan of onion rings but I would order these again in a heartbeat! First, they are nice and hot like the fries. Second, they are not overwhelming in their onion flavor. The onions are nice and light and crisp. I just couldn't stop eating them.

To round off my dinner, I got a strawberry shake. Great way to end my meal with a nice and thick but not overly sugary shake.

My friend and I are totally sold on this place and will be back to try another round of burgers! My compliments to the chef!

If you are interested in saving some money on their menu, text burger Parlor to 902-10 and they will send you special offers!

Check out their web site with their menu at:

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