New Orleans

Smash Burger

“Smashburger makes a living off these. It’s a classic diner style smash, with lots of dotted caramelized blackness. That smashed patty is still moist, and is seasoned more than most diner style burgers. The bun has a solid, almost bulky roll consistency, and like the patties it is grilled in clarified butter. The cheese is not really noticeable but has a perfect melt, dripping into the crevasses in the patty’s surface. All together, this is one rich burger!”

Burger Chick Rating: 3 out of 5 for the burger

New Orleans – Magazine Street

3300 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

(504)342-2653

Mon-Thu. 10am to 10pm – Fri-Sat 10am-11pm

Date: Mon. 1/30/2017
Order Time: 4:50 PM
Order Up: 4:54 PM
Wait Time:  4 min.
   Image result for burger emojiImage result for burger emojiImage result for burger emoji 2.5 out of 5 (*Mistake in order)
Order:  Classic Smash with Sweet Potato Smash Fries and Diet Coke – $11.15
   Image result for burger emojiImage result for burger emojiImage result for burger emoji 3 out of 5 
  Classic Smashburger

  • 100% Angus beef patty
  • Cooked smashed style on flattop
  • Medium seasoning of salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Well caramelized exterior
  • Oozy melted American cheese
  • Butter grilled egg bun
  • Romaine lettuce
  • White onion slices
  • Ripe tomatoes
  • Crinkle cut pickles
  • Smash sauce (Mayo, Mustard, Relish, and Lemon Juice)

Smashburger makes a living off these. It’s a classic diner style smash, with lots of dotted caramelized blackness. That smashed patty is still moist, and is seasoned more than most diner style burgers. The bun has a solid, almost bulky roll consistency, and like the patties it is grilled in clarified butter. The cheese is not really noticeable but has a perfect melt, dripping into the crevasses in the patty’s surface. All together, this is one rich burger! While the vegetables were mostly fresh, the romaine lettuce had a hint of melt. For some reason, all of their promo photos depict red onions, and this burger was served with white onions. There could have been a touch more “smash sauce,” which is rather flavorful admixture of mustard, mayo, relish, (I’m told) lemon juice, that is nice at cutting through the waves of butter flavor in the patty and roll.

   Image result for burger emoji Image result for burger emoji 1.5 out of 5
  Hand-Cut Fries

  • Hand-Cut Potato
  • Dirty blonde outside
  • Crispy
  • Soft well fried interior
  • Seasoned with salt and pepper

A lot of bias is going to show again. I requested the Smashfries, but was delivered Sweet Potato Smash Fries. Sweet Potato fries are anathema in my house hold, and these were no exception. They were cloyingly sweet, with a mushy texture. Neither of these qualities was helped by the extravagant amount of rosemary and olive oil. Even added salt, pepper, and ketchup could rescue these. Oh, well, perhaps I’ll try the regular fries and Smashburger will get a shot at redemption when I return to try the “Big” version of the Classic Smash.

 
  Coke Zero

  • Served in paper cup
  • Average flavor
  • Good “Zero” flavor

If it weren’t for the fact that this Smashburger location had Coke Zero as an option, there would be nothing to write home about. For those who are no fan of aspartame or corn syrup, the Zero is a nice option to know about.

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