Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S 2012 Fall Food Travel Log Big Nick’s Edition!!! Part III
In the previous two posts I addressed Big Nick’s amazing Sumo Burger topped with American cheese. Now in the finale I tackle the more expensive Kobe Beef Cheeseburger.
This burger was around half the size of the Sumo which is still decent especially when you consider the kind of beef it is. I was pleasantly surprised when I lifted off its bun to discover the burger had been topped with caramelized onions, mushrooms, several waffle fries, a leaf of lettuce, and a slice of tomato in addition to a healthy coating of American cheese. I removed the lettuce and tomato due to the fact that they had wilted and gone bad as I chose to eat this burger today having eaten the Sumo yesterday. Anyway, I had the genius idea to add instead of ketchup a goodly amount of hickory flavored BBQ sauce.
I bit into this burger expecting to have another amazing experience as I had had with the Sumo. The first thing I noticed was that this burger was a lot softer texture wise than my Angus. I may have jumped the gun with my initial thoughts of what Kobe beef would taste like but what a pleasant finding. Kobe beef rocks just not as hard as my 100% Angus. As I stated previously, I knew from the first bite that 100% Angus Steer is my favorite beef of all beef period!!!! That being said, this Kobe beef cheeseburger itself was a masterpiece and definitely held it’s own. The meat while soft was still cooked well and remained juicy and non greasy. Once again it was a pleasure and a bit of a struggle to consume this example of exquisite burgerdom… slowly. The union of the caramelized onions and mushrooms slapped down with savory BBQ sauce helped to highlight the nuanced flavor of the soft Kobe meat. Uh yes sir I will be having another.
Now let me comment on those waffle fries. While the fries were perfectly cooked that golden brown, some one at Big Nick’s needs to ease off their heavy handed pouring of salt on these bad boys. After my first waffle fry I was like “Oh lohooord!! They are trying to give me a heart attack and a stroke with these high blood pressure raising pieces of golden brown goodness”. After eating several of these I had no choice but to get a tall glass of water to dilute all the salt I was consuming. The taste would have been perfect with say several hand shakes less salt. I pushed on to the burger to reunite my stomach with the Kobe beef.
I almost forgot to mention that gorgeous bun that pampered beef is sitting on. The taste reminded me of a sweet french bread. You know real pastry breads and not just the stereotypical hamburger bun made with stripped bleached white flour and a pound of sugar. I’ll have to ask the exact name of it. One thing I have to say though is while the prices were in my opinion high for burgers and fries, the quality of the meat and the way they were prepared and presented definitely made them worth their price of admission. Seriously imagine what that tasted like having sweet caramelized onions with mushrooms, waffle fries, and good ole American cheese smothered in BBQ sauce all while being married to Kobe beef on that bun. It was very delicious!!!
I think what I loved the most about my burgers is the fact that they were charcoal broiled which just added to the glorious flavor of the meat in my opinion and reduced the amount of fat in them as the burgers didn’t sit in their own fat as they cooked.
Ladies and gentlemen if you like great tasting char broiled burgers that deliver taste and an experience for their price. You must try Big Nick’s Burger Joint & Pizza Joint. And in particular for those with larger than the average appetites try the Sumo. Kobe beef is my second favorite beef of all beef so far. I’m gonna have to attempt to try at least half the menu of burgers they offer at some point and actually sit down there to eat. Stay tuned for upcoming Food Travel adventures. Till next time this has been another 2012 Fall Food Travel Log by THEJNSREPORT.