There’s nothing quite like the meal you eat after a night out of drinking. Your alcohol induced state brings your taste buds to certain a level of “OMG” when anything edible touches your lips that you could probably eat a deep fried shoe and it would taste like a filet mignon. This past weekend was no exception. After a Halloween party, I was craving something fried and delicious, preferably from a diner with bad lighting and waitresses with thick Philadelphia accents and white Easy Spirit shoes. Instead, my friend suggested going to London Grill in the Fairmount section of the city. He was talking up this amazing burger on an English muffin with….. a fried egg on top. Well, that fucking sold me!
So we headed on over to London Grill, which just won best burger in Philly in the first-ever city wide ‘Burger Brawl’. I was worried and excited at the same time. Would it be able to measure up to my standards? Would this be it? Would I finally find the best burger in Philly?
The answer is both yes and no.
Yes, the burger was fucking amazing. I got mine topped with avocado, fried onions and boursin cheese. Cooked perfectly medium: Juicy, moist and delicious – everything I could ever ask for! The toasted English muffin reminded me of a home-grilled burger; no pretentious brioche buns here! (They forgot the fried egg, sadly, but I couldn’t complain.) And with crispy, handcut fries on the side, the London Burger was a steal at $11.
But I still have a long way to go on my Philly burger quest. I can’t just crown the winner right now when I’ve only hit the tip of the ice-burger! So for now, London Grill will hold the title and we’ll see if it can be defeated.
My rating?: “A+”