The Chimes East
Baton Rouge

The Chimes East

“Well-done and smokey, but a little dry toward the end. This was love at first sight; however, the honeymoon didn’t last long. Once this 1/2 beauty and I got close, I noticed the lettuce was beginning to brown, and the tomato was a tad bit mealy.” Continue reading

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Sam’s Southern Eatery
Baton Rouge

Sam’s Southern Eatery

Brought me back to high school! This was like eating a burger straight out of my high school cafeteria–mostly due to the quality of meat used. While this is a good burger that I wouldn’t mind eating again, I wouldn’t recommend it to someone unless he was budget-focused. The cook was a little heavy handed with the condiments, which can go two ways. Extra pickles? Yes, please. Gobs of mayonnaise and ketchup? No thanks. Continue reading

Mason’s Grill
Baton Rouge

Mason’s Grill

“All talk–no heat. I salivated at the thought of this burger, the burger of an establishment known for extremes. My one request? Cooked to Medium. I couldn’t have been more excited to see a burger with two pieces of bacon crossed over swiss. However, the meat turned out to have only a few pink spots here and there, and the melt on the cheese just wasn’t where it should have been. This pointed to one major problem. The meat was barely lukewarm and a tad dry. As I sat eating a burger that was just as cool as the veggies on top, I wondered if the burger had sat out while the waiter ran other orders or if the burger had previously been cooked as part of a lunch rush. All that said, the burger still tasted good. Just could have been better!” Continue reading

Five Guys
Baton Rouge

Five Guys

Pretty solid choose-your-own-toppings-burger! At least five guys worked in the kitchen, ladies too, which allowed the burger to come out within only 3 minutes time. It helps that the burger is of the smaller variety and seared on one side only. But let’s be clear; time saving measures didn’t compromise the taste here! The only failings of this burger were the wee portion of grilled onions, and well…the burger disappeared in as little time as it took to make. Next time, I’ll ask for an extra patty. Continue reading

Kalurah St. Grill
Baton Rouge

Kalurah St. Grill

Kalurah St. Grill’s Classic Cheeseburger weighs in at a whopping 6 ounces and is one beast of a burger. The patty is mighty thick, smokey and dripping with cheddar. Aesthetically, this goes a long way. However, the burger arrives well-done (not medium as I had hoped). The house-made pickles are a nice touch…and the garlic aioli is nice in concept, but both are over-powered by the amount of onion on the burger. Continue reading