Play With Your Food: More Burger Games
Thanks for playing the most recent installment of our burger guessing game. After two that were fairly easy (Umami Burger; Rustic Canyon), the last burger was a bit more obscure. Still, though, somebody got it less than half an hour after the post went up. (@LAOCfoodie: congratulations, you're 3 for 3.) It was Michael Mina's Kobe burger, at XIV. (For the record, the Kobe burger is the only one of the 5 on the menu that is beef, which is required for this game. You want a turkey or falafel burger, both of which are also on Mina's menu, play with somebody else.)
Photo credit: Amy Scattergood burger #4
So today's quiz should be easier, or at least one would think. The burger itself is 100% Angus chuck, quite thick, and cooked particularly well. (Not literally; it was medium-rare, even slightly less, as stipulated.) Melted Vermont Cheddar. Sliced lettuce and raw onion, both in a house-made spiced mayonnaise. That's it, other than the toasted bun, also house-made. No ketchup served with your burger, although they'll give it to you if you ask nicely. Adjacent pommes frites and aïoli. Did that give it away? Probably not, these days.