Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekend Brunch - Option B

In 2009, Travel & Leisure magazine published an article "America's Best Burgers" I often wonder if these publications truly test out their picks, or even where they come up with the contenders. I love cheeseburgers and highly recommend any of the burgers at Rays Hell Burger or Palena's truffled cheeseburger. So...I had to check out this so-called "America's Best Burger" from a DC restaurant. Kemble Park Tavern is located in that odd area called the Palisades. It's a cute area, but I really have very little reason to be over there other than to try the brunch burger.
Brioche bun, lettuce, tomato, red onion, 2 strips of bacon, fried egg, cheddar cheese and beef patty.
Pretty wan lettuce and not quite ripe tomato. The bacon was decidedly not crispy...blech...and the fried egg was cooked over-medium, and not sunny-side up like the pretty T&L photo.
At least it was pretty when all stacked together.
Dissection shot: Definitely not the medium-rare I ordered. The bun was not the freshest.
While it was a decent burger, if this is what America's best burger looks like...we've got a lot of work to do.
3/31/11 Update:  Maybe it was the obscure location, but Kemble Park Tavern shuttered its doors.

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