Friday, September 9, 2011

Firehouse Burger

Address: 1445 N Main St, Springville, UT 801.489.1900.

Review: Here's what Firehouse Burger (FB) isn't: a restaurant. Here's what it is: a stand that hawks its wares next to not much of anything on North Main in Springville. (Yes, "hawk", which means "to sell, especially on the street," is the correct verb, not "hock," which means "to pawn.") If you want anything more than a couple places to sit and a coat rack dressed with a fireman's uniform, FB will not satisfy you. If, on the other hand, what you want is a tasty burger, you're golden.

I ordered the one-alarm firehouse burger with two patties.

The first thing you notice when you bite into an FB burger is the bun. It's thick and a bit spongy, in a good way. It's not gourmet by any means (nothing here is), but it's substantial and stands up nicely to the burger's heft. The next thing you notice is the meat. In all honesty, the patties aren't thick enough, so there's no pink juiciness left when cooked, but this fact doesn't detract because the patties are sprinkled with, I think, steak seasoning, or something similar. This adds quite a lot of savory flavor without overpowering the meat or the other ingredients. Quite good, really. And not that you can really tell from the photos, but the one-alarm comes with jalapenos, pepperjack cheese, and a chipotle mayo. Nothing really packs a spicy punch, but it's all fun to eat just the same. The tomatoes are beef steak, the onions are white, and the lettuce is a complete afterthought whose only purpose is to appease Al Gore by being green. In the end, all this stuff comes together and produces a burger you want to eat, and eat, and eat some more.

Unfortunately, the burger was the full extent of my meal. I will have to try the fries next time around.

Rating: It wouldn't feel right to assign a X/10 score since I didn't eat any fries, but it does feel right to say FB makes some dang tasty burgers.

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