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The Bearded Burger

I got a tip from a friend that I should check out a burger in my neighborhood this week at The Goat’s Beard, which just opened up on Main Street in Manayunk a few months. It was already on my “to eat” list, but since it was given such a good recommendation, I decided to bump it up to priority status. The “Goat Burger”, as it was billed on my tab, does not contain any actual goat but is an 8 oz beef patty topped with pepper jack, caramelized onions, and bacon on a brioche bun.

I ordered the burger medium, as per usual, and it came out perfectly pink inside. Unfortunately, after the first few bites, things started to go downhill.

I found myself quickly running out of bottom bun. Then, the cheese & bacon started sliding out of the rear. Finally, and this was the saddest part of all, the meat just completely started splitting apart from the formed patty shape; I wound up tearing the remaining bun into 2 parts and eating each burger piece individually. I really wanted to like this burger, but there’s just no excuse for a patty that isn’t formed solidly enough and just starts falling apart mid-bite.

Burger rating: “B-” (would probably have gotten a solid “B” had it stayed in one piece.)

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I'm just a girl, standing in front of some food, and then shoving it into my face. Eating everything that comes across my path and then sharing my thoughts with the masses. Email me at asideofketchup[at]

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