Sunday, November 18, 2012

Juicy is good

Cajun Burger by jaceman4
Cajun Burger, a photo by jaceman4 on Flickr.
Invariably living now in the Capital Region (of New York) I got the great idea of looking up the best burgers in the Capital Region on Google. This place came up a whole lot. Before I jump into the review as a whole, I want to break down the general premise that I have going into a brief thing about what I look for in general from a burger joint. There are two basic things that I look at going into a burger joint: concept and execution. The concept is the amount of thought and consideration that goes into the creation of the menu. It's easy in particular for burger joints to create a generic menu of five or six burgers that most places generally will have. I have nothing against that, but there is something to be said about consideration for originality. The second is how well this is pulled off, this is generally what I'm reviewing when I'm talking about the overall taste and each component of the burger, essentially, how well they pull it off. As of right now there is only one place that has done both well, unfortunately, Juicy's Burgers and More was not one of them. However, if this is the best that the Capital Region has to offer, they could certainly do a lot worse.

The burger was done really well, that much is true. The burger was in fact quite juicy. The Cajun Burger that I got was done well, it was well spiced to bring out the overall flavor of the burger. I'm not sure if there was like a special mayo on it, but hey it was good. The other fixings were quite well done, it had some tang with the pickled chiles. The bun was a kind of hard roll which was well done. Kind of light and fluffy, but well toasted.

The fries were pretty run of the mill, though they were called Yukon Gold fries so I'd imagine those were type of potatoes used. Overall, it's a good place to go and grab a burger. It's a little pricier than what I think is warranted as everything is paid for separately (i.e. burger, fries, and drink), there are no real combos, but hey, the burger is good. I'd come out for it again, sometime. Should probably try the other sides too.