Of course I was wary going in. I have been eating crappy Rochester burgers for years, but the friendly dudes behind the counter immediately won me over by giving me the option of getting my burgers (they call the burgers by the old timey name "Ground Steak Sandwiches" but don't get confused, its just a burger) on a regular bun instead of a kaiser roll! HELL FUCKING YES! This burger adventure was off to a good start with the defeat of my Rochester nemesis, that bready german bastard.
|They did seem confused about why anyone would want to take pictures of their menu board|
Now on to the burgers - here's the autopsy shot of the cheeseburger:
Aww yeah. This thing was good. The first thing I noticed about these burgers (apart from the fact that I wasn't chewing through a retarded amount of bread to get to the meat because they offered me the choice of a sane bun) is the quality of the meat. Definitely a cut above Bill Gray's. The grillmeister at this location also gave my patties some good char and a great texture - approaching the ideal fast food burger technique. The accoutrements - spicy meat sauce, mustard, onions and cheese (on the cheeseburger) all mingled nicely, and the meat sauce was a big improvement over that found over at Bill Gray's, mainly because it was spicier. A dry medium-well patty is always going to require some kind of toppings to give it a boost, and I have to admit that this Rochester trio works. There was a time in my young naive life when I thought I would never stray from boring toppings like ketchup and mayo, but then at times my thinking gets so uptight that the mere thought of toppings sends me into a blind rage. I guess the moral is that I'm usually wrong about everything, so you probably should take what I'm saying on this blog with a grain of salt. Or maybe the moral is that life is a journey, so right now I would like to thank Don's Original for being my guide on a little the part of that journey (the part where I start liking Rochester style burgers a little more).
|The End (or is it?)|
Prices (as of this post):
"Famous Ground Steak Sandwich" (actually just a burger): $3.95
Cheeseburger (actually a "Famous Ground Steak Sandwich" with cheese): $4.30
Onion Rings: $3.85