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Friday, November 6, 2009

Roasters 'n Toasters - November 6, 2009

Todays burger adventures took us to the southwest corner of Preston Road and LBJ Freeway to an unlikely burger place - Roasters 'n Toasters. Roasters is a New York Style Jewish deli that started in Miami Florida and opened in Texas about six to nine months ago and the menu focuses on deli food but it has also branched out to include other blue plate type items such as meat loaf. We walked in the restaurant and a pleasant host showed us to our table where we found two large jars of pickles and cole slaw was brought to us as well. The pickles were large and quite tasty and the cole slaw was very creamy and well seasoned. We were given a few minutes to review the menu and then I ordered a half pound bacon cheeseburger with mayo cooked to medium. Burgers are served with thick cut fries but for extra you can order skinny fries. About ten minutes after we enjoyed a half pickle and some cole slaw, the following burger was brought to the table:

The bun was slightly too small for the size of the patty but it had been buttered and toasted. Cheddar cheese was melted on top of the patty and several thick slices of bacon were placed on top of the cheese. Mayo was served on the side which was a nice change from Wingfield's last week which had too much mayo on the burger. Taking my first bite, I enjoyed the crispy bacon and the nicely seasoned patty that was cooked to a perfect medium. The perfectly toasted bun was slightly sweet and reminded me of challah bread and it held up well to the juicy patty and melted cheddar. The cheddar cheese was a mild cheddar slice that had a good flavor and a great consistency when melted. Finally, the fries were really small potatoes that had been quartered and then baked until crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They could have used a little more seasoning before being placed in the oven. While the tables had grind your own salt and pepper, it really didn't stick to the outsides of the fries. Next time, I will have to try the skinny fries.

Overall, Roasters cooked a great burger especially in a place where you are drawn to try the pastrami, corned beef or even tongue sandwiches. The bacon was thick and crisp, the patty was perfectly cooked with a good amount of juices and the bun help up to the burgers. I would definitely recommend the burger and will be going back in the future.

Ratings (1-25):

Bun - 22, nicely toasted, somewhat sweet which added flavor to overall burger

Meat - 20, perfectly cooked large patty, bacon was thick and crispy and flavorful

Appearance - 19, great looking bun, cheese melted nicely over top of patty

Taste - 21, well seasoned patty and bacon, great toasted and buttered bun

Overall - 82
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1 comment:

  1. FANTASTIC burger. Mine was medium rare and very juicy. Nice thick patty cooked perfectly. Cheddar, bacon and bun were all top notch and prepared just right as well. Best bun yet-the sweetness really brought this thing together. I put this one as a top-tier burger. Right up there with Angry Dog and Chips.

    Pass the tums.