Thursday, May 20, 2010

glorified bison at the burgery company

I would be remiss if I didn't decide to reveal my latest, crazed place of my burger-scarfing repertoire during National Burger Month. And, taking until the 20th of the month to offer you delicious words to munch on is because I am well, preoccupied celebrating one of the best months of the year (i.e. eating loads of all-beef patties).

But, as I am avid fan of always ordering medium-rare beef, my newest burger stop praises patties in many forms—think besides beef toward bison, elk, venison, pork, lamb, fish and veggie.

The Burgery Company, a counter-service burger joint on the brims of Route 100, allows for their customers to construct their most perfect composition. Yes, you may select one of their booming buns (titled after team mascots, the theme of this edible hub), but the most exciting aspect of this venture is their never-ending choices of all that may be pumped inside their fresh breads.

The bases—ranging from poppy seed to whole wheat—may be layered with smears of smokehouse mayo, roasted garlic spread, sweet bourbon sauce, Caribbean jerk, roasted pineapple sauce, and even, the Burgery's secret sauce. The meaty, generous marvels, which I've previously mentioned above, are always expanding, and have recently included the offering of a lemon-and-pepper seasoned ostrich burger.

And, if I couldn't say more, the tricked-out treasures that may be seen atop your medium-rare (their suggested cooking temp) round are mouth-watering, which include fried Anaheim chiles, oven roasted tomatoes, black-and-tan onion rings, sauerkraut, snow pea cashew slaw, as well as all the norm' classics.

The Burgery doesn't forgot your favorite fried, crunchy sides, either. Chow down on fried dills, sweet potato fries, tater tots, corn nuggets, psychedelic slaw, and of course, above par fresh cut fries.

Seen above, my constructed bison burger on a hearty, whole grain bun loaded with oven roasted tomatoes, bleu cheese, caramelized onions and bacon. My dining companion also opted for the delicious bison patty on whole grains, paired with cheddar cheese and crisp bacon.

The Burgery Company, 1458 Chestnut St., Emmaus, 610-966-9900. Mon.-Sat., 10:50 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sun., 11:50 a.m. - 7 p.m.