Thursday, July 09, 2009
This is a post about Burger Club Philadelphia's latest meating at Standard Tap, and I'll get to that in just a minute. But first, I have to take a moment to point out the awesomeness that is this duck live mousse.
It was beyond creamy with just the right amount of fattiness to coat your mouth slightly, but a hint of something sweet keep it away from becoming too rich. Coupled with the toasted bread and a salad of cornichon, onions, and mustard, it was some of the best duck liver I've ever eaten. And I'd order it again. Okay, now on to the matter at hand: Burgers!
Organized by our fearless leader, Jess, from Fries with that Shake, Burger Club Philadelphia met recently on the top floor of Standard Tap, which has a reputation for a bitchin' burger.
I ordered mine medium rare with grilled onions, mushrooms and monterey jack cheese. The Tap doesn't let you get all fancy with the burgers, mushrooms and onions are the only available add-ons, all I'm saying is that it's a bummer no bacon is allowed.
But this is seriously one beautiful burger when she's all put together. The patty is clearly had formed, the cheese is from a good source, the lettuce and tomato are not skimpy in portion, and the pickles are crunchy and dill, the only kind of pickles I allow in front of me.
Cooked to my exact specification, this burger was juicy, flavorful and I inhaled it in a matter of minutes. I was shocked at how quickly I consumed this beast. When it was first placed in front of me I thought for sure that I would only be able to eat half, especially after the duck liver mousse appetizer we shared at my table. I guess my hunger for red meat has been increasing since I joined burger club, and this puppy was polished off before I'd finished my second beer!
My only real complaint was the bread. The brioche roll, which I think is from Le Bus, was a little on the stale side and crumbled when you bit into the burger. It wasn't a deal breaker for me.
Head on over to Jess's post on Fries with that Shake to read all the reviews from members of Burger Club Philadelphia on Standard Tap burger.
901 N. 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123