From their kick ass $5 happy hour to their “Sunday School” specials, Tria is one of my favorite spots in Philly. And while I was devastated when their University City location closed (even though it made way for The Fat Ham), I was excited when they announced they would open Tria Taproom, featuring beer, wine and cider all on tap with upscale bar snacks. Add to that excitement the fact that they’ve just added a burger to their menu: a whopping half-pound patty topped with Chimay cheese, beer pickles and a beer-naise sauce on a soft, toasted potato roll.
While our waitress didn’t ask how we wanted our burgers cooked, she informed us that they had been cooking them to medium-rare, which was ok with me. My burger actually came out more medium than medium-rare, which was even more ok with me! The burger patty was HUGE, but still proportional to the bun. The meat had a nice flavor, pairing well with the Chimay cheese and the sourness of the beer pickles. Every bite was just more and more enjoyable. For having just added this to their menu, Tria sure knocked it out of the park on the first try.
Burger rating: “A-“