Sharing food with friends is one of my favorite ways to spend time with them. Food and drinks are such a common social event, it’s no surprise I live up the foodie life. Grub Burger Bar invited me and my friends for an ultimate taste test and it was such a fun evening.
Let me preface this by saying there were only six of us. It was a triple date night with the added awesomeness of a burger tasting. In addition to drinks, appetizers, and shakes, they seriously brought out 16 burgers (2 of each burger). It was an insane amount of food. And I’m totally not complaining.
Before the burgers, we ordered our drinks and a few starters to whet our appetite.
We had to remind ourselves not to get too carried away munching on the starters. I really liked the Crawfish Pistoulettes. It’s etouffee in french bread bites with a Mississippi Comeback sauce. I love french bread and really enjoyed this starter.
Can never go wrong with cheese fries.
All the cheeseeeeee!
The funniest part of the night was one when one of my friends asked if there was enough food to keep him full. Ha! Grub Burger did not fail him. I suppose the word “tasting” was misleading for all of us. It was a feast! Here are the burgers we had starting with the most popular at the table.
The Lockhart Legend is the most popular at the restaurant and we all agreed. It’s so Texas with Dr. Pepper bbq sauce, bacon, onion rings, pickles and cheese all in one bite.
Not the prettiest burger, but another favorite would be the VooDoo mushroom burger. It has absinthe sautéed mushrooms, swiss cheese, and a tabasco mayo. Great flavor in each bite.
Grub has some great non-beef burger options. Unlike some restaurants, there maybe one or two non-beef items. At Grub, there’s definitely something for everyone. This Jive Turkey Burger was delicious and I love anything with sprouts. Turkey can be bland if not seasoned correctly, but there was so much flavor in each bite.
Hippie Chickpea is an awesome choice for vegetarians. Instead of the usually black bean for veggie burgers, it’s made of chick peas and has a lot going on flavor wise. It didn’t crumble as much either. One of my vegetarian friends came by the following week and gave it her thumbs up!
Swimmin Up Stream is salmon burger with black bean and corn medley, avocado, ancho chile, and onions on arugula. This was one of my favorite burgers. Loved all the flavors in the salmon. The patties are all made fresh in house.
The Front Porch is your basic, classic burger if you aren’t looking for all the frills. It’s a perfect burger to dress up with a fried egg, or add some avocado. I thought the classic was a bit bland. Not a lot of flavor in the meat.
The Guacapotle sounds like it has all the makings for a Dallas favorite. Combines my love for cheese and guac. I personally really liked it, but there were mixed opinions at the table. The cheese and guac masked the blandness of the beef.
The Thai Peanut is out there. You either love it or you hate it. I thought the flavors were interesting and one person at the table actually really enjoyed it. But, he is a peanut fanatic so that might be why.
Now, let’s get into the shakes. At this point, we were all wheezing from all the food we attempted to eat. What was I thinking wearing jeans?!
We started with a sampling of the spiked Kitchen Sink shake. It has pretzels, peanut butter, salt, butterscotch sauce, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, coffee grounds, and potato chips. You can also get it without the booze, but what’s the fun in that right? Even so, the liquor wasn’t very strong and didn’t overpower the sweet and savory complexities of each sip. Good balance of everything.
The Worms and Dirt is a fun shake that makes you feel like a kid again. It’s simple with crushed oreos and gummy worms. I love oreos, so this was my favorite of the night.
The American Pie was simply ok. It’s not a memorable shake and probably the least favorite of the three we tried.
All in all, it was a gluttonous night and we were all full and happy. Thank goodness for goodie bags. I’m so glad we were all able to sample a good number of different burgers and take a few home for the next day. That’s not something you get to do very often at any burger joint. You stick with your one or two favs, but here we could all get a taste of something new and we all had a tasty time doing it.
Which burger would you dive into? Comment below and tell what is your fav type of burger.
This Grub Burger Bar media dinner was completely complimentary, however all opinions remain my own.