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The BRGR Joint – Bryn Mawr

P suggested Elevation Burger and I had to shoot him down! I suggested we drive a wee bit further into Bryn Mawr to check out the BRGR Joint. So we met up to talk shop and eat some burgers. That’s why you come here folks, for the burgers! The place is pretty small, but has plenty of tables. They seem to do a healthy take-out business. They have a variety of burgers and toppings and several lunch combo specials.
I got the Lil Cheese BRGR meal, because that’s one patty, and I don’t need to do two. I’m a simple girl, so I just got lettuce, tomato, and lots of fried onions as my toppings. You get fries or a salad with your combo, and I went with trusty sweet potato fries. Oh, and for a drink, I got Fanta. They have it on tap. Which is my favorite kind of awesome. P got a burger with two patties, because he eats like a real man, and J got a turkey burger. Why? I don’t know. But he’s always getting turkey burgers! I thought the burger was ok. But frankly, I just wasn’t impressed. The bun is that same bun you can get at the grocery store and the burger part wasn’t all that special either. And I was disappointed by the sweet potato fries, and it’s hard for me to find a sweet potato fry I don’t like! But they just seemed burnt and soggy. I think they’re twice fried so maybe that’s what they’re supposed to taste like, but if so, they’re not for me. I don’t think it’s any better or worse than Elevation. So really, neither of them are really doing it for me. Oh well!

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Sketch Burgers

Before catching a lovely acoustic show at the North Star (which totally has food now, by the way) I finally got a chance to stop at Sketch for their burgers. I’m not necessarily a burger person. I enjoy them on occasion, but I don’t go out of my way to try all the burger places around this town. But sometimes, you just want one. Sketch is in fishtown and yes, there are literally sketches all over the place. It’s on the tables, it’s on the walls, it’s everywhere. And they give you paper and drawing implements so you can create a sketch of your own! In addition to burgers, they have other random hot and cold items, as well as many vegan baked goods. The night I was there, they even had mac and cheese and korean fried chicken as some of their specials. I told you it was random.
The hot, piping, thick cut fries. C ordered these and then ate like three of them. I tried one. They are ok, but a tad too thick for my tastes. They give you a chipotle dipping sauce. And they serve them in the cone, like they do in the belgian spots.
Here is C’s cyclops burger. It comes with cheese, bacon, and a fried egg. Word. He ate this up like it was his death row meal. You really can’t go wrong with bacon on your burger. And you certainly can’t go wrong with a fried egg on anything.
I just got a plain old burger with provolone cheese and fried onions. Look how gorgeous those onions are and how many there are! I was already happy before I even tried it! It also comes with shredded lettuce and two thick slices of a beautiful ripe tomato. You can get some sauces for your burger so I got some chipotle to try. It was fine, but I ended up just sticking with good ‘ol ketchup.
This is a very substantial burger. As you can see, there is plenty of meat and the bun is also thick, but not too thick. And when you put everything together, it ends up being very sizeable. It was so sizeable that I was only able to eat half of it that night. But I enjoyed it immensely. I like my burgers well done (I know, shame on me) and it was still incredibly juicy. Even though there’s a lot of bun, there’s not too much. The onions tasted even better than they looked. All in all, this is an enjoyable burger, some of the best burgers in all of Philadelphia. When I ate the other half the next day, even when it was cold, it was still delish.
Although I did not sketch, since C is an artist, he left this little beauty for future Sketch visitors to enjoy. Note to readers, he made me pretend to hold a burger while he sketched this. So those are supposed to be my hands. I hope my hands in real life are a bit more attractive.
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Pre Show Eats At Good Dog

Before heading out to catch an amazing show by Mono (japanese post-rock band extraordinaire) wet met up at Good Dog for some food. I wasn’t actually super hungry, or else I would have scarfed a good dog burger, so we just ordered a big thing of their signature fries. You know I’m so in love with these. They’re a mix of regular and sweet potato, and it comes with a dipping sauce too. I would pay so much money if I could get a bowl of just the sweet potato fries. I don’t know where they get these, but they’re just the best sweet potato fries. What ends up happening is that I just pick out the sweet potato ones, leaving the regular fries for whoever wasn’t quick enough to sneak them first.
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