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Burger Tap – A Great Break Between Shopping

Written by Patti on December 24th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

A week or so ago, Eric & I were invited to preview Burger Tap in Virginia Highland (there’s no ‘s’ at the end, folks).

Located in a bright spot at the north end of Highland, we were welcomed with the happy sight of many beer taps and warm smiles.

Come on in!

Lots of beer on tap to choose from.

Eric chose a Bell’s Pale Ale and I opted for a Barq’s Rootbeer. We ordered and were given little beepers that would alert us when our food was ready.

Waiting for our order and havin' a beer.

While we waited, we visited and checked out the decor. It is super clean inside – all white subway tiles, blond wood and steel. Perfect for bite to eat while you are out shopping and need to rest your credit card.

Sparkling new interior!

The beeper lit up and it was time to eat. The burgers are all 4 ounces, so depending on how hungry you are, you might be okay with one and a side. I sampled two and a side and I was full when I left.

My choices were the Classic (American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, house spread) and the Southwestern (Jack cheese, fried jalapeno, chipolte bbq sauce). Eric ordered the Classic and the Truffle (Gruyere cheese, crispy onions, garlic aioli, truffle glaze).

The verdict?

The Classic: Eric and I both agreed that this was a winner, although he would have liked to have seen a more ‘classic’ bun. The buns at Burger Tap are oblong, and can make for eating the burger at bit awkward. But I really liked the bun – just a touch of sweetness, like a Hawaiian roll. The meat tastes super fresh, and the toppings were fresh, as well.

The Classic

The Southwestern: This was my second choice and I really liked the fried jalapeno that topped the sandwich. Again, fresh, juicy and just flat out yummy.

The Southwestern

The Truffle: Eric’s second burger was deemed a bit dry on the ingredients side, but I really dislike a wet bun, so this scored points with me. Although I really think the truffle has been soooo done. It doesn’t seem special anymore. How about some delicious house made horseradish? I could get on board with that.

The Truffle

Sides were tasty. We tried the onion rings and the fries. Both made in house. I liked them both and I think Eric did, too.

Burger Tap is yummy, with reasonably priced food and a bright ambiance. Check it out!

It will be a nice break in the middle of all that last minute Christmas shopping.

xoxo, Patti

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