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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Ozona - September 2, 2009

We were "forced" to make a second day of Burger Quest since one of our fellow bloggers wimped out yesterday and didn't join us at Hole in the Wall. Today we ventured to Lovers and Yale to Ozona Bar and Grill. It is a beautiful day outside in Dallas so when we arrived we were promptly seated in the courtyard of the restaurant. Ozona specializes in Texas food such as burgers, chicken fried steaks, salads, chips and queso, etc. It was a toss up between the one pound double cheeseburger but I opted for the Single Bacon Cheeseburger with mayo and grilled onions cooked medium rare and served with onion rings. About ten mintues later, the burger arrived in a wax paper lined basket.

The burger arrived and looked really good but unfortunately it had been cut in half and the patty was cooked more to medium well. The patty sat on the bottom bun and then the onions and bacon sat on the top of the patty. All the items were covered with a slice of cheddar cheese and the top bun was slathered in mayo. Taking my first bite showed off a well seasoned patty with thick slices of bacon. The grilled onions could have been cooked a little longer but were flavorful and added to the overall flavor of the burger. The highlight of the burger was the bun. It was a substantial bun that held up to the weight of the ingredients on top of it. It also had a semi sweet flavor that went well with the smokiness of the patty and bacon. The onion rings were battered with the same batter as the chicken fried steaks. The batter is a well peppered batter that held up well to the thick slices of onions but the side of rings (which also cost $1 extra) only came with three onion rings.

Overall, I thought that Ozona cooked a really good burger. It definitely had the best bun of any that we have tried so far. The bacon was also thick and crispy and every bite held a piece. I would not cut the burger in half and would serve more onion rings but Ozona is definately a place to try if you are craving a burger.

Ratings (Scale 1-25):

Bun - 23, perfect bun to place a burger on

Meat - 19, well seasoned patty, thick crispy bacon, would have been better medium rare as ordered

Appearance - 19, fresh ingredients placed perfectly on the bun

Taste - 20, overall a really flavorful burger, good spice in the meat and bacon, great flavor of bun

Overall - 81

Bonus pic of cheeseburger cooked medium rare and served with grilled jalapenos:

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1 comment:

  1. I had the bacon cheddar burger medium rare (of course) with grilled jalapenos. The bacon was beautiful-some of the widest, meatiest strips I've seen. The cheddar was good, though I wish it had been shredded instead of sliced. The jalapenos were sliced lengthwise and maybe slightly seared, but they were essentially fresh. This made them a little hotter, which was fine, but I prefer my grilled The fries were fantastic as always (I normally have those with the chicken fried steak-the only thing I had ever eaten in many trips to Ozona until today.) I agree with Rob, this is the best bun so far. It was nice and greasy too-I had to remove my rings to wipe my hands. I'd put this burger near the top-grill the jalapenos thoroughly and use shredded cheddar and you'll give angry dog a run for your money.

    Medium Rare