Caroline’s Picks: 5 Burgers to Try
There’s no reason to suffer from burger boredom in the capital city! Columbus has succulent options from traditional to daring, each dressed with more than just lettuce and tomato. Here are 5 of my absolute favorites!
One Red Door Burger – Flipside Easton
Oh, the pangs of hunger that a mere mention of this burger can inflict. Every time I eat it, I’m amazed that more people aren’t slapping Brie on a burger instead of cheddar. It’s creamy, melts easily, and is the perfect complement to the crispy shallots and bacon-date aioli that round out this masterpiece.
P-B-B & J Burger – The Pint Room
Hear me out before you start to get concerned. Peanut butter on burgers is seriously trending right now, and The Pint Room’s take is a glorious take on a childhood favorite. Think drippy peanut butter, candied bacon, cheese, strawberry preserves, and strawberry slices, all blending together for a sweet and salty treat atop the patty. Load up on the napkins – this burger is messy and tasty!
The Soul Burger – Soul at The Joseph
Consisting of juicy beef, Nueske’s Bacon, manchego, greens, pickled zucchini, and Meyer lemon garlic aioli sandwiched between a brioche bun, this beauty of a burger can’t be missed. I’m definitely not a pickle person, but there’s something extra special about the house-pickled zucchini here, and I’m smitten. And that aioli! I could slather it on just about anything.
Northstar Burger – Northstar Cafe
In addition to having the best ginger ale I’ve ever consumed, Northstar boasts a veggie burger that even a carnivore like me can crave. Made with organic black beans, brown rice, and beets, this faux burger patty is topped with white cheddar, kale, and more veggies. Good to eat and good for you.
Tavern Burger – Rockmill Tavern
To close this list of drool-worthy burgers, newcomer Rockmill’s Tavern burger has all the components you’d desire: locally ground beef from The Butcher & Grocer, bacon jam, bright pickled onion, sharp cheddar, and dijonnaise for some zing. The bun of this sammy is a ciabatta roll, perfect for soaking up those juices without falling apart – the worst of all burger sins.
Tell me, Columbus – what’s your favorite burger in town? There’s some other really juicy and delicious ones out there. Let me know in the comments below!