Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Big City Dogs II - Davie, FL

Cowboy Burger
BBR = 7.23

Today was burger day, yet again! In need of a good hangover cure, I decided to give a fan recommendation a try and headed to Big City Dogs II. Yes, I know what you're thinking; the Burger Boi went to a hot dog place, not a good look. But if you know anything about Big City Dogs then you would know they have a reputation for putting out a burger just as good as their hot dogs. This place packs as much personality as its owner, the slicked back haired, thick New Yorker accented, sarcastic ball-buster taking your orders. The walls are splashed with New York style graffiti and graced with pictures of some of New York's most honored entertainers, such as Frank Sinatra. The place really dogs give off that big city vibe.

When it comes to the menu there are plenty of choices for dogs, but only one burger, The Old Fashioned Cheeseburger, unless you happen to see the many "Special" signs around the place. Something has to be wrong with me, when I see "Special" I just have to get it. So I went with the Cowboy Burger, fries, and a Cherry Coke. I really wanted to go with a milkshake, but the previous night's drink-a-thon didn't put my stomach in the right mood to handle dairy. Also, since this was a hot dog place I had to get one of those too. I went with the Miami dog: mustard, tomato, pickle, mozzarella cheese, and neon relish. After about 10 minutes or so the food was brought out and my first thought was, "This hot dog looks fake!" It seriously looked like a fake, painted hot dog. It was too pretty to be real, but it was real, real good! I never was a big hot dog fan unless you covered it in chili or cheese or both, but I would definitely come back here to try more dogs. Enough about hot dogs, I was here for the burger.

This mammoth burger sat on a giant Kaiser roll, explained to me by the owner, that New Yorkers prefer a hard roll with their burgers. No complaints from me, as long as the bun and burger marry well together. Sautéed onions and mushrooms sat below the beef, cheese, onion rings, and BBQ sauce above. This thing was built for two. How could one person finish this? I guess I didn't need the dog, I wanted it. This was a good burger. It came out piping hot, literally. You could see steam rising from where my tooth marks left imprints. It had nice beef flavor and lots of melted cheese. The onion rings were yummy, but they did lose some crispiness, probably do to the steam encapsulating them. I liked that you could see nice grill marks on not just the meat but the bun too. They grilled the bun top and bottom (or is inside and outside the right terminology?). I didn't care too much for the BBQ sauce. Over all it was a good burger, but here is the kicker. I tried my friends Old Fashioned Cheeseburger and liked that one better; too bad. I have to go on what I ordered, but that still sits in the back of my mind when writing this.

The fries were delicious; perfectly hot and crispy. The Cherry Coke was, well, Cherry Coke. I'm a sucker for Cherry Coke. If they offer it and I'm in the mood for a soda, then I'm getting it.

Anyway, check out the minimal damage I was able to cause below.

Cowboy Burger
1/2 lb. of USDA beef flame broiled with mozzarella cheese, onion rings, sauteed onions and mushrooms, BBQ sauce, on a Kaiser roll.
Burger Total = $6.00 (Don't remember the "special" price so going with The Old Fashioned Cheeseburger price)

Burger Boi Rating (BBR) = 7.23

(35%) Burger patty 7
(20%) Toppings 7
(20%) Bun 7.5
(15%) Sides 7.5
(10%) Wow-Factor 7.5

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