My mother is the Coupon Queen of Connecticut, so growing up she taught me to always be on the lookout for a great deal. And with it being the holiday season and all, it’s important to save money where you can (this way “Santa” can get you that 42″ plasma screen you’ve had your eye on). Enter South Street staple Bridget Foy’s, who boast an amazing Thursday night bar special: One of four select burgers on their dinner menu plus a draft beer for a whopping $10! Since there were some specialty burgers included in the deal, I decided to forgo their Standard burger & try the New Mexico burger, topped with roasted green chiles, pepperjack cheese and a house made chipotle mayo.
The patty itself was a pretty decent size, but cooked far past medium – almost bordering on well done – therefore the meat itself didn’t really have a lot of flavor. The bun was a soft, seeded hamburger roll and held the burger together really well. Some of the chiles fell out while I was eating, but this turned out to not really be a problem since there were a few too many chiles for my liking on top. The pepperjack cheese gave the burger a spicy little bite. But – OH BOY – if you’re congested, this is the burger you wanna be eating. I’ve had some pretty weak chipotle sauces and mayos before, but this bad boy cleared my sinuses right up! The beer I paired with the burger was the Philadelphia Brewing Company Joe Coffee Porter; it had a little bit of spice to it, so it really worked well with the Southwest flavors of the burger.
So maybe if you’re doing a little shopping on Fabric Row tomorrow night (December 12th) and feeling hungry, pop on over to Bridget Foy’s & give those purse strings a rest!
Burger rating: “C+”