February 18, 2013
SpOt, Philadelphia PA
George Washington Burger
Maui Roast Pork
On this sunny Presidents Day, SpOt Gourmet Burgers was selling their special George Washington Burger, so I thought it was time I tried a juicy burger from a food cart. At $7.50, this burger was amazing. The juicy beef patty was topped with cherry marmalade, horseradish mayo, and blue cheese, all sandwiched between a toasted burger bun. The bun was a little dry for me, but not the other ingredients. It was perfect for National Cherry Month – the marmalade was sweet and slightly tangy, with actual cherries. The blue cheese provided the savoury flavour, and the horseradish mayo gave it a creamy kick.
Slightly more expensive at $8, the Maui Roast Pork sandwich was gigantic! Bacon, smoked mozzarella, grilled onions, pineapples, and tomatoes all went onto the roll before it was topped with Sriracha, mayonnaise, and a mound roast pork that was boiled to heat it up on the spot (pun intended). The pork was not as tender and juicy as I would have liked and not very flavourful. It was also kind of dripping hot water, making the roll all soggy. The other ingredients were great, though. I loved the spicy kick from the Sriracha with the creaminess of the mayonnaise, the savoury melted cheese and bacon, and the sweetness of the onions and pineapple. The tomatoes got lost amidst all this chaos, but the sandwich was so huge it was definitely worth it.
I really appreciate a great burger with a juicy patty. It is just one of those classics that get so boring but when it is done properly, can be just as exotic and amazing as some other fine dining dishes. Oh, and I do not think anything from SpOt can be eaten daintily and cleanly, so beware!