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Go Fly A Kite!

There are lots of places on my burger to-do list. Some of them are places that are new to me, but a lot of them are places that I’ve been before but haven’t had a chance to try the burger. Case in point: Kite & Key, frequented many times during stops on the Craft Beer Express, yet never ordered from the food menu – until now! I stopped in for lunch to check out their signature Kite & Key burger, a ½ pound ground Angus beer patty topped with cheddar cheese, bacon and fried shoestring onions on a toasted brioche bun.

The burger was ordered medium but came out slightly more on the medium-well to well done side, with a nice char on the outside of the patty. The bacon was nice and crispy and the onion strings gave everything a nice little crunch. The burger to bun ratio was perfect. While the burger itself may not have been as juicy as I would have liked, I still really enjoyed it. If you’re heading out for Philly Beer Week events this weekend, definitely swing by Kite & Key’s annual Throwdown in Franklintown event and fuel up with one of their burgers!

Burger rating: “C”

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Double Take

I’d been promising myself that I’d get back over to The Industry to give their burger a second chance since the first time I was totally underwhelmed; the bun was too big for the single patty I’d ordered and it left me sad and unfulfilled. So I had a burger a do-over, doubling my efforts – literally – by ordering two patties instead of one.

The burger is 1/4lb ground brisket topped with red onion, Cabbot cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and pickle mayo (no preference is asked on how you want it cooked since the patties are fairly slim). The double patties definitely made a difference this time around. The burger was much juicier and more meaty, completely filling out the bun. I did still find myself with a small bun heel left over despite all the meat that had been sandwiched between it, but it was a vast improvement over my first, single patty burger there last year where I felt like there was so much bread overshadowing the burger itself. It just goes to show that sometimes giving things a second chance can make a big difference!

And if you needed more of an incentive to get your buns over to The Industry to check this burger out, Eater Philly just made it one of the top 15 burgers to try in Philly right now as part of Philly Burger Week!

Burger Rating (two patties): “B+”

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