July 29, 2011
Novelty burgers have a soft spot in my heart. Whether it be a high-end burger like Daniel Boulud’s sirloin burger stuffed with braised short ribs, foie gras and black truffles or a low-brow burger like the McGangBang, I love my novelty burgers. Thus, when Yvo of Feisty Foodie mentioned the existence of a grilled cheese burger, I knew I had to go.
Served at Croxley’s in the East Village, the “What the $?*!” Burger is a 1/2lb burger sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches. It doesn’t sound that bad on paper but it’s absolutely monstrous in person.
Now I’ve had big burgers before but this one took effort to eat, primarily because of the grilled cheese ends. Each sandwich was essentially two pieces of Texas toast with melted cheddar oozing out – easily a meal in and of itself. The beef wasn’t half bad – it was cooked medium rare (like I requested) and was relatively moist. However, I can’t comment on the flavor since I doused the whole thing in ketchup. (The bread was too dry for me, okay?!)
(Picture taken by Yvo of Feisty Foodie)
In the end, I actually demolished that baby. Pretty impressive considering the picture above is only me eating HALF of my burger. Of the five of us who ordered it (me being the only female), I out-ate two of them. Not bad, if I may say so myself!