Not looking to re-start the best burger thread but must give props to Abe & Louie's
Had guests from out of town here this past weekend who were all fired up for brunch at Abe & Louie's. I'm over the brunch scene there and I was hurting a little from a late night out. ;) I NEEDED a burger and A&L totally delivered. The huge, lovely medium rare bacon cheddar burger saved my day. Texture, temperature, and fat content were perfect. Big hand-cut fries were pretty good too. Next time I'm suffering and need some burger "medicine" I'll head back.
I've had two or three great burgers at A&L, which made me a big believer in their burger and led me to frequently tout it on this board. However, the last couple of times it has not been up to par--consistently cooked well done--and the very last time, during brunch, it was horrible.
I do agree though, that when cooked to medium rare, it is a very very good burger, though I'm not a huge fan of the bun. Your one mistake was not substituting the sweet potato fries for the regular...those things are addictive!
Also, I contend that your hungover state made you overly biased to like anything big and greasy, and that you should try again when your body can afford to be more discerning. (jk!)
"Also, I contend that your hungover state made you overly biased to like anything big and greasy, and that you should try again when your body can afford to be more discerning. (jk!)"
Sad but true. I think that a double whopper with cheese would have done the trick for a fraction of the price. Good tip on the fries. Do they serve them with a horseradish kind of sauce or am I slumming with ketchup? ;)
I almost went there this past weekend for the same reason. It's good to know the quality of their "hangover helper" is up to par. I opted for a little Charlie's breakfast followed by a vanilla shake/frappe from Francesca'a,....NOT on the Martha's Vineyard diet!!!
I went there for the first time this weekend and was very impressed with the burger. It was cooked medium rare, just like I asked for! A very flavorful and juicy burger.