Monday, July 15, 2013

Killer Burgers - Portland, OR

Depending on who's writing the best burger list, Killer Burger may and has appeared. Zagat has Killer Burger as a top pick. That's enough of a distinction for me to stop in.

Jose Mendoza Burger

It was ordered medium and it arrived well done but it wasn't dry at all. It also arrived at the table steaming hot, the hottest burger temperature wise I can recall having. The burger is grilled but it didn't taste grilled.  The patty reminded me of steamed beef and that's not bad at all.  It tasted clean and almost grease free yet was very moist.  In fact the entire assembly minus the bun felt and tasted as if it was steamed.

This was the first time I had a green chile pepper burger and it was fantastic. I'm now officially addicted to them. The pickles added to the mildly to moderate spicy bite giving it a tart kick. The bacon added texture rather than taste.  The cheese added a soft texture to the ensemble. The patty per se was flavorless yet as contradictory as it may seem, it wasn't a bad thing but rather good.  I took several small bites of the patty minus all the toppings and I found it strangely compelling and at a lost to describe it.

  • Bun:  Soft white.  Good bun to meat ratio.  The bun held together to the last bite.
  • Toppings: Roasted green chilies, bacon, Smokey House sauce, grilled onion, & pickle
  • Cheese:  Jack
  • Meat:  1/3 lb 100% beef
  • Price: $8.95
  • Rating: 9.2.  I loved the green chilies. It made this burger great.

The fries which accompany the burger at no additional charge were some of the best fries I've had. Not much mention is made of the Killer fries but they are hot, fresh, and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

Restroom Rating:  Didn't use.

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