My first time at Serious Burger was a few months ago, and don’t you know, I ordered a chicken sandwich. I decided it was time to dive into one of their burgers that I hear about almost weekly, so that is exactly what I did yesterday. I not only ordered a burger, but a loaded burger with cheese curds to make sure I was hitting my maximum caloric intake* for the day :)
* Note to trainer, I didn’t eat it all by myself.
Trendy Place, Greasy (Tasty) Menu
The place is in a great location by the Fox River Mall and has a nice selection of burgers, sandwiches and appetizers. There is nothing particularly fabulous about the interior of the place. It is a small, trendy shop with NFL Network on a few of the flat screens hanging in the corners. The menu has a few healthy options, including a chicken sandwich and salmon sandwich, but overall be prepared to put a few extra miles on the elliptical after enjoying a meal here. Their burgers are made with 100% natural, hormone and antibiotic free, natural certified Angus beef and they are served on daily baked french brioche buns from Breadsmith.
Wild Mushroom Burger & Sides
Loving onions and mushrooms, it seemed only right for me to go with the Wild Mushroom burger, which consisted of roasted crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, a sunny-side up egg, Swiss cheese and garlic aoili. I had them keep the egg off and as I bit into it, I was amazed at the taste. Not only did the beef taste fresh, the bun was soft and the vegetables were marinated to combine perfectly with the overall taste. The garlic aoili was not over powering like I have had at other restaurants. I did order the burger medium-well and it came out pretty well done, but even with it being slightly over cooked, it was still juicy.
The cheese curds were okay. You could taste that they were beer battered, but the for $4, they don’t give you many. There were maybe 15 curds in the small dish. Oh, and the Parmesan Truffle fries = TO DIE FOR! They are thin and crisy fries with just the right amount of garlic Parmesan seasoning.
Total damage cost wise? Right around $11 for the burger and cheese curds. The fries were not mine, but I had to try them. They rang in at $3.39 for a large side.
4353 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Appleton, WI 54913