On the eve of Thanksgiving, I want to set the record straight: I’m okay with turkey and the “trimmings.’’ I just like burgers better.
So with that in mind, I give you Burger Bar in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Executive Chef Aaron Neubert has created a bountiful list of burgers and more than make me thankful each time I visit.
Create? At Burger Bar, the key work is “craft.’’
“That’s what drives everything on our menu,’’ Neubert said.
The menu has recently been tweaked to feature a few more salads and non-burger entrees, such as the Pork Chop “Parm’’ and Miso Glazed Salmon.
“The menu still has a lot of staples that locals have come to love. But we thought the concept needed more of a focus to craft to each individual burger. Before it was kind of a ‘build your own’ burger, but that the ability to craft a burger,’’ Neubert said.
Each beefy Burger Bar burger is made a blend of sirloin and chuck.
“We used to use 100 percent chuck, but it didn’t have that beefiness,’’ Neubert said.
Guests can find descriptions of each burger – from the All-American to the Spicy Redneck to the Lone Star – on a back-wall menu that describes each burger, as well as other entrees and starters, such as the Korean Fried Chicken Wings (a must-have) and Spicy Tuna Tacos with fresh-made shells.
The diverse burger menu also includes a Lamb Burger, Bison Burger and Shrimp Burger. And by the way, you won’t find a slice of American cheese in the place. My kind of eatery.
With an open, bright dining and bar area, Burger Bar is a great place for lunch, dinner, happy hour and even a weekend watching games on its numerous big-screen TVs.
But don’t be misled. Burger Bar isn’t a sports bar, it’s a burger (and more) restaurant that just happens to show some sports.
“We want to set ourselves apart with the quality of our ingredients as well as dishes you won’t find at a typical restaurant like this,’’ Neubert said. “We want to be known as more than just a burger restaurant.’’
It all begins with craft.