Friday August 21st, 2009
$9.00 Barracks Street Burger
Final Winning Score: 8.94
Welcome to the Fish House. The view is amazing, the wait staff is charming, and the seafood is top notch. As for the burger, well, let's just say the view is the 2nd best thing The Fish House has to offer.
Quite honestly, this is the burger that we've spent the last six months searching for.
It's the burger that every home Chef sets out to make- simple, cooked perfectly, juicy and flavorful. Frankly; if you don't enjoy eating this Burger- you just don't like hamburgers.
The half pound Black Angus patty isn't greasy- but it's far from being dry and has excellent flavor. It was topped with American cheese and the best tomatoes we've had yet on the Tour. We're told that "Tomato Joe" from Navy Point furnished the tomatoes- and to him, we're extremely grateful.
The burgers arrived at our table, and within minutes- some Panel Members were whispering to each other "Best Burger yet." One judge even proclaimed "This is the Best Burger I've ever eaten, period."
When you're finished eating this Burger- you're not left with an "I can't believe I ate that entire burger" feeling. Instead- you're met with an "I want to eat another one of those" sensation.
This was the first Burger on our Tour to receive a perfect score of 10 from one of our panel members. An outstanding patty, rich with flavor, amazing produce and a perfect bun- it's hard to improve on this Burger.
Toward the end of the meal- some speculated whether or not the outstanding young Chef (Chris Chattman) had gone above and beyond to prepare these burgers for our Judges. When asked- Chris "Chatty" replied that if any customer should ask for that burger by name (The Burger Tour Burger) he will gladly prepare it for them.
Chatty explained that is wasn't really much different than the Burgers he prepares every Tuesday and Thursday- the only exception was that instead of Swiss cheese- we requested ours topped with American- and he did sauté the onions rather than serving them raw.
At the end of the meal- our Panel decided that we should meet for lunch at the Fish House every Tuesday and Thursday- I don't believe anyone would grow tired of eating this Burger, ever. And when you visit this place- be sure to order the "Grits a Ya Ya" and save room for a treat from their talented Pastry Chef.
This is generally where I recommend joining us next week as we continue our search for the area's best Burger- but I'm beginning to think- I may have just eaten the area's best burger. Of course, that won't keep us from trying again next week- who knows- there may be a perfect 10 out there waiting for us.
So, join us next week Burger fans, as the Tour....rolls on.
All The Results (http://www.nwflburgertour.com/results.html)
8.94 - Fish House
8.61 - Blue Dot
8.50 - Oval Office
7.78 - McGuire's
7.61 - CJ's
7.50 - Tops
7.36 - Times Grill
7.00 - Scenic 90
6.88 - Lost Treasure
6.86 - Jerry's Drive-In
6.65 - Blackwater Bistro
6.38 - Grover's
6.30 - Nellie's Deli
6.00 - Garret's
5.77 - Jerry's Cajun
5.21 - Hip Pocket