Downtown Burger Battle: Ode to Food and Drink’s Ode to Dill-icious Burger
January 31st marked the end of #BurgerBattle21. However, I sampled a few more burgers over the weekend so even though it is now technically February, I still have to give you my two cents!
This year there were 24 burgers competing. Challenge accepted.
I've previously told you all about:
- The Farmer's Breakfast Burger at Wiley's
- Sriracha Chili Bacon Cheese Burger at Phillips Avenue Diner
- Burger Wellington at Bread & Circus
- The Santa Fe Chimi Burger at The Holiday Inn City Centre
- Dr. Love at Pave
- The Golden Porker at Blarney Stone
- The Uptowner at Papa Woody's
- BURGER #5-ATTN: It's messy at DaDa Gastropub
- The Toon Burger at Falls Landing
- The Who Dat Burger from Swamp Daddy's Cajun Kitchen
My eleventh burger was Ode to Food and Drink's Ode to Dill-icious Burger.
The burger is described as, "7 oz house-ground brisket/sirloin is hand patted & cooked to order. It sits on a bed of garlic aioli, alfalfa sprouts, pickled cucumber & red onion then topped with dill creme fraiche. Served on a grilled egg bun. Comes with the sidekick of your choice."
I was not excited to have this burger. Let me explain, I like pickles, but dill can be overpowering. I also don't really like sprouts. However, I was totally proven wrong. This burger really was dill-icious. And the sprouts didn't bother me either.
The pickled cucumber and red onion was definitely done in-house and it was very refreshing actually. And the dill creme fraiche was so good. Creme fraiche is similar to sour cream or Greek yogurt, but better because it's French.
A lot of the other burgers were very heavy. It's a very Midwestern thing to just throw bacon, ranch, or cheese on something. Don't get me wrong, I love all those things, but this dill-icious burger just seemed lighter and fresh.
I'm not sure this was my favorite burger overall, but it definitely takes the prize for the burger that surprised me. Or burger that changed my mind. Or burger that exceeded my expectations.