Porky’s The Reuben Burger – 7/10

Porky’s is a favorite burger place of a good friend of mine. So far the burgers have been nice but nothing impressive. Few were heart attack bombs and they have interesting recipes but in my mind they could always have a better execution. This time they had new burgers so I was excited to see if there was improvement.

How tasty is the Motherf*#$&r? – 7/10

Meat tends to be the centerpiece of thei

The size: Large

The burger had:

  • Beef Patty
  • Pastrami
  • Sauerkraut
  • cheese
  • Slaw
  • Tomatoes
  • Pickle
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Brioche bun

Meat was as usually nice quality but didn’t have any wow factory. With the pastrami you had a nice solid base and it was helping to exaggerate the beef taste from the patty. I think with this good quality meat the burgers would benefit with few key spices to underline the beef flavour.

The saurkraut wasn’t as sour and salty as you would expect and that relish taste was slightly lost for me. It didn’t seem fresh or made properly so this centerpiece was certainly lacking a bit.

The cheese was felt more in between bites compared to other burgers I’ve tried in Porky’s since the other flavours weren’t too intense but I’m not sure what would have I put instead if the rest of the ingredients were good. Maybe a smoked cheese instead?

The lettuce added this nice crunchyness and fresh taste I believe it went very well with the saurkraut but as usual the tomato was sub par for my taste. The onions were fresh hence that strong acidity but I would say it was even more than the cabbage. The few pickles were cool and went perfectly with the pastrami. The truth is that in the meaty burger the salad part was what made it better. I would remove the lettuce and tomato and focus more on the relish flavour.

The brioche was a nice choice since it was adding sweetness and rounded the burger flavours well. I would of love a bit more sauces in it as well.

Burger joint venue and overall experience? – 6/10

They have nice choice of beers and decent fries. But there are many other sides which I’ve tried and are good so I do recommend.

Quirkiness level of the experience? – 6//10

Nothing quirky you just don’t see saurkraut used frequently in burgers

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