eating indie in indy

317 Burger 915 Westfield Blvd.

Okay. I have messed this post up already. This is the second joint we visited today, with the raw cafe being the first. So I should have written this first so it would be seen second. That way it would have a logical sequence. Oh well.

After our first course we needed some meat. This burger joint started out as dinner only but a few weeks ago they started serving lunch. During lunch they use a smaller version of their menu. No appetizers and most of their speciality burgers aren’t on there. Pat decided on their classic for $9 at lunch with chips instead of homemade fries. That is their basic Angus burger with cheese and usual cold set.

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When I asked our bartender about their speciality burgers he told me they could fix anything on the menu. Which I thought was very nice of him. I had my eye on the Parthenon. A lamb burger with “gyro bacon”, feta and tatziki sauce on a pita; with fries for $12.

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My burger was more than the mid rare I ordered and the “gyro bacon “was sliced gyro meat. I guess they figured that some crisp strips from a gyro cone would give a bacon effect. Well the overall flavor was very good but I think some lamb bacon from Smoking Goose would do a better job. As for the over cook that was just an all around goof. The meat had a bit of pink to it so it wasn’t  rendered uneatable, and as I said it was tasty. As far as the fries went they were your usual limp house cut fries. Tasty but not real crisp.

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So all in all they offer a pretty good burger. I would like to try one of their regular Angus burgers and see if they can do one medium rare.

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2 responses

  1. Oh man, I haven’t had Smoking Goose bacon in forever. Brings back some grand memories. I miss their sweet fennel sausage. I should probably see if I can order some online and have it shipped.
    Both burgers looked (or sounded) divine. And if I’m going to go all out with a burger meal, it had better be damn good because it veers so sharply from my everyday diet of nuts, seeds and greens. Sometimes you just get desperate for a beautiful bun and fantastically tended to piece of beef. Same goes for fries. I do not want to waste a splurge on bad fries!
    And as far as gyros go, I find I end up judging the meal on whether or not someone can really make tzatziki. It is a staple in my house, and more often than not, I end up spooning it onto everything applicable and some things not. I’m addicted.
    Also, I wanted to thank you for your truly lovely words on my post today, Benson. You have such a gift for taking the mundane and making it singular. I look forward to your comments every week and want you to know how dear they are to me. Cheers

    April 12, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    • I never knew you had a Goose connection Sometimes a good burger makes even a bad day grand. Thanks for your kind remarks. All of your posts are special to me and I look forward to them every Saturday.Cheers

      April 12, 2015 at 4:50 pm

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