Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The most recent outing for Burger Club Philly had us trekking down to Franklin Square to check out Stephen Starr's Square Burger. Many had been there earlier in the summer, but it was my first visit to Starr's burger shack.
The menu is simple and straight forward, burgers, dogs, veggie burger, fries. Nothing too fancy, nothing too fussy. The original burger as it comes with cheese, ketchup, mustard and a relish made of chopped onions and pickles.
While it's not the most beautiful burger I've eaten, in fact it was rather sloppily put together, the slop did not diminish the delicious taste. I was really into the chopped onion and pickle relish, but could have used a bit less mustard. The burger was well done, the only way they cook them at this little shack, but it was juicy and I was happy with that despite the fact that I normally eat my burgers medium-rare. A Martin's potato roll kept all the toppings wrapped around the patty in a soft blanket of love.
Fries are rumored to be frozen, but they're fried up crispy and still maintain some of the skin, which always gets a big thumbs up from me. They were perfectly salty, and I'll take them over limp, hand-cut fries any day.
While native Philadelphians and butterscotch lovers swoon over the Cake Shake, this girl often finds butterscotch too sweet and overwhelming, so I skipped the infamous dessert drink and opted instead for the CMP sundae. The CMP combines vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce, a heavy handed scoop of marshmallow sauce and salted peanuts. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry, this sundae made my Square Burger experience something to write home about. I loved the addition of the salty peanuts to a sweet dessert, and anything with marshmallow cream usually gets a stamp of approval from me, so this was definitely a win.
200 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Open until the end of October!