Cuisine type: Burger Joint
For those of you who haven’t heard of it, Smash Burger is an affordable, chic, burger chain that was recently listed on Forbes “America’s Most Promising Companies”.
How is it different from McDonalds or Burger King you ask? Well, lets start with the concept and menu. They primarily serve burgers, chicken sandwiches, and salads. What you’ll love is that they offer a variety of sides
including regular fries, sweet potato fries, smash fries (tossed with rosemary, olive oil, and garlic), fried pickles among other items. Are you starting to see how it’s different? :) If that’s not enough, then their unconventional toppings will surely give your taste buds a kick of flavor! Add fried egg, fried pepper rings, garlic mushrooms or any of the other items on their “add on” list to the burger or sandwich of your choice for a small price (well worth it!). Oh and they have several different cheese and artisan buns you can choose from!
Once you place your order, they will bring it to your table when it’s ready. The servers and wait staff are friendly and they do a good job of taking care of your refills and keeping your table clear. Hey, who doesn’t like good service?!
My favorite is the Chicken Spicy Baja. It comes with Pepper jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, spicy chipotle mayo and fresh jalapeños on a spicy chipotle bun.
The only thing I would change is the guacamole which, for me, wasn’t fun because it made the burger mushy and difficult to bite into without getting both hands messy. I would either choose not to have it or replace it with just avocado.
So next time you’re craving a burger, head on down to Smash Burger because I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
The Verdict: ****/5