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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scotty P's Hamburgers - April 14, 2010

Yesterday's burger quest took us to the southwest corner of Preston/Forest to try the burgers at Scotty P's Hamburgers. Scotty P's is a family owned chain that prides itself on six ounce hand formed patties made from 100% ground chuck. Other offerings on the menu include hot dogs, salads, chicken sandwiches, hand breaded chicken strips and for $299 you can get a bottle of Dom Perignon or for a $1 more you can have two burgers and fries added to your bottle of Dom. We walked in the restaurant and they have two queues - one for to-go orders and one for dine in customers. We made our way to the register while listening to very loud top forty music and looked at the menu posted above the registers. You could see into the kitchen where cooks were grilling burgers and frying up fries and onion rings. I placed my order for a bacon cheddar burger cooked medium with grilled onions and mayonnaise with a side of frings (combo of fries and onion rings). I was given my drink cup and a buzzer to let me know when the burger was ready. About seven minutes later the buzzer went off I picked up the following burger:

The patty had grill marks from being cooked over open flame and the bun was nicely toasted. I am not sure what happened to the grilled onions but they were left off the burger. Two thick slices of bacon sat on top of pile of nicely melted grated cheddar cheese and the mayonnaise was slathered on the top bun. Taking a bite I was met with a fluffy bun with a nice crunch from the toasting and I could taste the freshness of the patty and a little touch of smoke from the cooking over fire. The bacon was crispy and well cooked. The patty was cooked to a perfect medium with a little bit of pink still left in the meat. It wasn't the juiciest patty but it had been seasoned well. The onion rings were thick cut rings of large white onions that had a crispy tempura style batter. I am not usually a fan of such large slices of onions but these were flavorful and crispy. The fries were cooked nicely but didn't have much flavor.

Overall I thought that Scotty P's prepared a good burger. Thick fresh patties and hand cut bacon and shredded cheddar cheese made a for nice flavor combination. I would like to try the grilled onions in the future to see what they add to the burger as well as I would like to try the homemade chili on a burger as well. Scotty P's is a nice addition to the restaurant offerings in the Preston/Forest area.

Ratings (1-25):

Bun - 20, nicely toasted fluffy bun, held up well with every bite

Meat - 20, well seasoned fresh patty, crispy bacon, well cooked burger

Appearance - 19, fresh ingredients, nice grill marks, pink center in patty

Taste - 19, good seasoning on fresh ingredients, bacon had smoky peppery flavor

Overall - 78

Bonus Pic of Frings:

Scotty P's Hamburgers - Preston Forest on Urbanspoon

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