Burgh’ers – Lawrenceville
Have you guys heard about Burgh’ers, a new restaurant that opened a couple weeks ago in Lawrenceville? I hadn’t either, until I got an email inviting me to stop by and check it out. I looked at their menu and saw a lot of dishes that sounded tasty, so I happily agreed.
The restaurant itself is very bright – it sits on a corner lot, so there are a ton of windows. Natural light = all the better to Instagram with 😉 I liked the black and gold touches everywhere.
The staff was very friendly, and I took a seat at the bar. Chef Fiore came out to tell me more about Burgh’ers. The eggs come from his own chicken farm in Butler, which I thought was pretty cool. They source as many things from Pennsylvania as possible, and their other location (in Harmony) is close to one of the farms they work with. They’ll have their own beer and local wine and spirits as soon as they get their liquor license, which should be soon. His personal menu favorites include the everything bagel dog, pickle brined chicken, macaroni and cheese, and the animal burger.
There are a couple burger options, one of which is called #theblend. It’s a mix of 3 parts ground angus to 1 part mushrooms. I didn’t try it, but I think I might next time. Speaking of burgers, I ordered the Maggie’s Farm. I’m one of those people who likes their burgers well done, and they did a great job with it. It’s always a sign of a good chef if they can cook a burger to well done, and it’s still juicy. I probably wouldn’t order the Maggie’s Farm again because it was spicier than I expected…but I should know better than to order a burger with roasted chili pepper without asking how spicy it is. I brought some leftovers home and hubs liked the spice-level.
Naturally, I ordered a side of the macaroni and cheese with my burger. I was really impressed with it. In my notes I wrote “Mac and cheese is killer” just so I wouldn’t forget. But, honestly, I’ve kind of wanted to go back for it ever since I had it. It’s made with buttermilk (which gives it a nice twang), farmer’s cheese (like American cheese) and cheddar. I can’t recommend it enough. The pasta was al dente, the sauce was creamy and oh-so-cheesy, and I loved it.
I also tried the everything bagel dog and the pickle brined chicken. The hot dog for the everything bagel dog is made by Jubilee Farms using the same meat as their burgers. The saltiness of the bacon and the everything seasoning helped cut the creaminess of the cream cheese and avocado. It was really well balanced, and I enjoyed it. Make sure that you’re friends with whoever you’re eating with if you order it, though…it’s a little messy. I wouldn’t recommend it for a first date 😉
The pickle brined chicken was the star, next to the mac and cheese. The breading was thick and crunchy and had a barely-there kiss of heat. The chicken was very moist, and it was great paired with the rum aioli. It was so tangy and salty from the pickle brine. The saltiness overpowered some of the bites I ate after it, especially of the hot dog. I didn’t taste the everything seasoning as much as I did in my bites before the chicken. I love salty things so I’m not complaining, it’s just something to note if you’re going to get a few dishes to share with the table. Maybe eat the chicken last so you get the full flavor of everything.
Overall, I was impressed with Burgh’ers. It seems like a great place to go hang out with friends or grab a quick lunch – my meal came out really fast. I’m excited to go back!
Have you tried Burgh’ers yet? What did you think??
Thanks to Burgh’ers for treating me to lunch! All opinions are my own.