Mertens burger with gruyere at New Hotel Mertens
As many of you know, I want to try every burger in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Although I have lost count, I have had well over 300 burgers. After a while, you start to forget whose tasted like what, but some are more memorable than others. Here are the six (6) most memorable burger experiences for me this past month. I will try to let the photos do the talking.
The Mertens burger (Abov) at New Hotel Mertens has only been around for about a month, and is something you would not expect to find in a French restaurant, but there it is. Cooked perfectly, I was super excited about this burger.
The pineapple bulgogi glazed burger will be available for the first time tomorrow when Citizen opens their doors to the public. When I eat this I think of the Hawaiian burger talked about in the movie Pulp Fiction.
The Holland and Fitz Deli olive burger was probably the most gourmet of all the burgers that I had this month. Oozing with wholesome goodness.
The Ravenna Pub burger was the least gourmet burger that I had this month. A messy bunch of greasy awesomeness.
Peppino’s was my dark horse pick for the month. I don’t typically order burgers at pizza places, but I’m quickly learning that I should change this practice. I don’t know if all the Peppino’s Restaurants use the same meat, or not, but this burger came from the Allendale location and they get their meat from Byron Center Meats. I think that stuff is important to know.
Hopefully these photos will get you thinking about how much you need some burgers in your life.