Throwback Burger

Review of Capital Dime’s Throwback Burger

Throwback Burger

Sacramento’s Capital Dime recently went through a facelift and menu overhaul.  One of the recent reviews in the paper inspired me to make a visit and try their burger.  Capital Dime is known for their Rib Bacon Whiskey Burger, which I hope to go back for, but I had to start with the traditional cheeseburger called The Throwback.

The Throwback

Niman Ranch Beef, Pataluma Creamery white cheddar, lettuce, tomato, ketchup & mustard.  Served on an artisan bun.

About Steven

There are a few burger toppings I enjoy including avocado and grilled pineapple, but a good burger is all about the fundamentals of the beef, bun and the traditional lettuce, tomato, pickles and onion toppings. The bun needs to be soft but lightly buttered and toasted/grilled to add flavor, texture and structural integrity. The beef patty needs to be correctly proportioned with the bun, have balanced seasoning that does not overpower the natural flavor of the beef and needs to avoid too much oil/grease that results in the gut-bomb feeling. Added cheddar cheese is welcomed and almost a necessity to ensure you are comparing apples to apples as it is hard to compare a hamburger from restaurant A to a cheeseburger from restaurant B.