Saturday, September 3, 2011

Burger Quest goes to Goldburgers

  Next stop on the Burger Quest is Goldburgers.  Great name for a burger place or a Jewish deli.  Goldburgers is located in downtown Newington, CT.  They have a fairly extensive menu that includes, hamburgers, chicken burgers, hotdogs, sausage burgers, fries and even grilled cheese.  And yes, you can get a veggie burger here as well.  They also have daily specials such as tuna salads, macaroni salads and even Nutella French toast.  I bet that is tasty.   They claim that the meat they use is all natural and locally sourced.  

It was a gorgeous late summer evening when we got there.  They have a few tables set up on the sidewalk so we decided to sit outside and enjoy the view.   The inside is just okay.  It’s painted red and yellow; ketchup and mustard.  They have a couple of booths and tables.  It’s very clean and well maintained.  They don’t have a beer license, but water or soda works for me.   They carry Mexican Coke, which is a huge plus.  Mexican Coke is made with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup.  You can taste the difference.  Coke with sugar is richer tasting.    I found some at Stew Leonard’s a few months back.  It was in the classic green bottle.  Oh man that was good!

The help is very enthusiastic and, well, helpful.  I went with the Bacon, Egg and Cheeseburger, which is two patties, American cheese, bacon and a fried egg.  I also got the regular fries.  My wife went with a regular cheeseburger and sweet potato fries.  They also have onion rings, waffle fries, and cheese fries.  If you don’t like their house burgers, you can create your own. You can choose different sauces, cheeses and toppings. The possibilities are endless.

We place our order and find a table outside.  After a few minutes of people watching our food arrives.  The hand cut fries were very hot and crispy. The first bite of the burger yielded a big surprise.  The egg was over easy.  Ahhh! All that luscious, runny yolk combining with the cheese and bacon was pure heaven.  The bacon was crisp.  The sesame seed roll was soft and fresh.  The meat was right on point with a nice beefy flavor.   We leisurely ate our meal savoring the food and the evening.  Total cost for two was just $20.55 with tax. 

This is a great place for a quick snack or meal.  The place is clean, the help is great and if the weather permits, you can sit outside and enjoy some people watching as you enjoy a good burger. 

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