Anybody try Cisco Burgers?
620 W. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
I am interested if anybody has heard of it or tried it. Just opened up by the infamous Jesse James (Monster Garage). I've read the web site, the menu is simple, just a burger joint.
It's peeked my interest, hopefully someone can save me the gas.
They use American Kobe beef for their burgers. You can even ask for it med/rare which is rare for a fast food place. I prefer lunch time, have gone for dinner a couple of times and the burgers were over cooked. Love the fries and onion rings as well. They also have daily specials and soup. Want to try the mahi mahi tacos that I saw others eating (daily special, but I don't remember what day).
A few friends and I went week before last and were not impressed. the burgers were tough as hockey pucks, if they are going to use waygu beef they should not turn it to carbon over a flame...a good quality meat like that should be cooked on a grill, so the juices can melt into a gooey heart attack inducing flavor packed "au jus" that melts into the bun....to me, it was a wast of good beef and as average as it gets. The onion rings were tasty though....
By the term "grill" do you mean a "griddle". It sounds as if the burgers are cooked on a grill over a flame, is your intent to say they should be cooked on griddle (a solid surface, without any openings exposed to the heat source)? I equate In-N-Out to a griddled burger, and say, Carl's to a grilled burger.
I actually like a grilled burger better than a griddled burger, as long as it comes out on the medium rare side of medium. There is nothing like a burger on the grill of the Weber in the backyard, when the meat is sufficiently fatty, and that fat starts to melt off and vaporize on the underlying coals, sending a flavor infused whif of smoke back up in to the burgers.
They cook their meet on a gas grill, like Carl's as you say, but way better than Carl's. You can ask them to cook the burger to med rare, which is not common for fast food places. Best time to go is for lunch, for dinner I had the same experience, the meat was overcooked, not I just ask for it my way.
What are their rings like, specifically the batter? There seem to be two schools rings out there, what I term a "tight crispy breading" or a "beer batter/tempura type" breading. I like the tight crispy type, the beer batter type always seems overpowered by the batter, which tends to get soggy.