Review of Deschutes Brewery’s Pub Burger

http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/locations/bend

 

DESCHUTES BREWERY PUB BURGER*

Six ounces of locally grown beef, Tillamook cheddar cheese, green leaf lettuce, beefsteak tomato, red onion, sweet pickles and mayonnaise on a house-baked potato bun. $11.5

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.