We had three really outstanding burgers this past week.
Last Sunday we stopped at Crafty Cow MKE
for the Cheesehead Burger, which was featured on TV the previous Sunday on Discover Wisconsin
. It is a half-pound Juicy-Lucy style burger topped with bacon, cheese curds, more cheese, and beer-cheese sauce. The Cheesehead is priced at $13.50.
This is an outstanding burger, but both Bobbi and I were even more blown away by the Honey Butter Fried Chicken Biscuit from Crafty Cow's shared kitchen with Hot Head Chicken. Boneless white-meat chicken breaded and deep fried, topped with honey butter and served in between a buttermilk biscuit. I want this again today. It was only $4.50.
On Thursday we made a trek to Kopp's Frozen Custard for their new-to-us flavor, Malibu Mudslide. This is Vanilla frozen custard with fudge, caramel and some coconut rum slipped in; along with Oreo cookie pieces and a dusting of cocoa powder. We liked our sample so much that our shared single scoop ended up as a half gallon to-go.
I had read about a new offering at Kopp's, the KRK Burger
. This is a tribute to the founder, Karl Kopp, and is quite a mouthful.
I ordered our KRK Burger to share without pickles and ketchup, and it looked like this.
It was huge! Kopp's presented the burger in a large styro-carryout container, with some fries and onion rings included as garnish. This too was an outstanding burger. The spicy mayo came through towards the end and was really good. The KRK Burger was around $7.
Rounding out Burger Week was The Contingent's annual pilgrimage to Fred's Parkview
in Burlington, Wisconsin, Home of the World's Best Burgers. We (and several others) were a bit down on Fred's following the past few visits, but today's burger was really exceptional. The Jalapeno Popper Burger had cream cheese, bacon, and candied jalapenos on a nicely toasted bun. The burger is about $5 for a quarter pound patty and $7 for a half-pounder.
This may have been our favorite burger of the week. The Jalapenos added a nice sharp flavor, but were not overwhelmingly hot.
I am ready to eat all three burgers again.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2018/08/19 12:53:43