Monday, February 4, 2013
East Coast Burgers, Ridgewood, NJ (Second Sitting)
"Two Sandwich Review"
East Coast Burger Company, Ridgewood, NJ
Double CB & Green Chili Burger
Build: Double CB:
Two 4oz. Creekstone Farms burger patties (chuck-hanger-short rib blend), American cheese, lettuce, raw red onion, pickle.
Green chili CB:
4oz CSF burger, house-roasted green chili's (mixed with some habaneros), Monterey Jack cheese, ECB sauce, baby bib lettuce.
If you've my January 17th review of ECB, you'll understand why I couldn't stay away for very long.
I love what owner, Mr. Mark is doing at ECB and along with some friends egging me on to try the green chili burger, I ended up walking up to the order counter drooling. The green chili burger is great, the full flavor of the green chili comes through on the first bite and the creaminess of the Jack cheese along with the heat from the habaneros is all perfectly orchestrated.
However, I just can't get past the awesome flavor of the Double CB. It's definitely my favorite burger, not much more to say... you need to get to ECB and test drive one - or two. I got my usual favorite toppings of raw onion, pickle and lettuce which I feel are just enough to accentuate a burger without masking it's flavor. (Yes, it's taken me years of experimentation to come to that conclusion, so try it).
The crispy skin on these beauties tucked inside a Martin’s sesame roll are nothing shy of a slice of Heaven, and the double dose of cheese always tells me the proprietor takes great care in his craft. To get a better idea of the ECB experience, just click on the high-res photos below, and tell me you're not jones'n for a good burger. One of these days I have to get around to a non-burger menu item, I'm hearing great things, but I just can't get past the smell of rendered animal fat poppin' and spittin' on the grill.
Here's my 2-cent tip for ordering at ECB –
I've noticed the temperature of the burgers come out a tad more well than ordered, so if you like your burger temp medium, order it med/rare, but keep in mind this is subject to change depending on who is cooking.
One more tidbit - Mr. Mark tells me things are changing for the buns.... Do I smell Brioche in the oven??? I'm not tellin'... but look for my third and final review of ECB in a few weeks.....
These babies get a 10\10 on the BC rating scale.
Posted by Bill C at 3:04 PM