To continue our on-going burger tour of Orlando (quite possibly the best tour ever), we stopped by BurgerFi. Located on Park Ave. in Winter Park (though there are more locations), BurgerFi stands out a bit when compared to the high end shops, wine bars, and sit down restaurants it neighbors, so much so that you may at first wonder what it’s doing there. But one look at the menu and concept will ease any confusion.
BurgerFi prides itself on it’s all-natural, grass fed beef and sustainability. Their chairs are made from recycled Coke bottles, their tables made out of compressed recycled wood, and they sport large fans that use 66% less electricity.
Which is good and all, but that wouldn’t mean much if their food wasn’t up to the same level of quality. BurgerFi is doing it’s best to stand out from other burger joints. Some examples are a Kobe-beef hot dog, a Quinoa burger, and the Breakfast-All-Day burger (more on that below). Unique ways of presenting their burgers and fries made me want to order the entire menu. (I figured looking at the menu and just saying, “Yes” would suffice, but Maggie insisted I actually order something specific.)
To drink they offer an impressive supply of craft beers, many of them local. On this occasion Maggie and I both ordered brews from Orlando Brewing, which I have written up in the past so I won’t repeat myself here. I will just say how happy I am when I see the Orlando Brewing I-4 IPA on a menu, both because it supports local business, and because it is delicious.
B.A.D. (Breakfast All Day) Burger
I fully intended to order a relatively standard burger because I usually figure that’s the easiest way to compare burger joints, but that was only until I saw this bad boy. Natural Angus beef is topped with American cheese, hickory bacon (which is itself drizzled with maple syrup), a fried egg, hash browns, grilled diced onions, and ketchup. The burger is cooked perfectly, and the quality of the beef certainly speaks well to the importance of Natural grass-fed beef. As you eat, yolk from the fried egg, which is perfectly runny, combines with all the flavors to give a wonderful, savory, comforting flavor and texture. If I could figure out how to make this myself, it would be my new comfort food. It is messy, so grab a fork and eat carefully, but it is worth every incredible bite.
Fresh Cut Fries with Hot Cajun Spices
BurgerFi offers several different topping for your fries, such as Salt & Vinegar, Parmesan Cheese & Herbs, and Hot Chili. We elected Hot Cajun Spices, as I am always a fan of the way this tastes on fries. It may appear in the picture that the spices were over done, but worry not. The level of spice never felt over the top, and provided a nice kick with each fry. You can also order them “Limp” (think opposite of well done) which I may have to try next time.
There is certainly no shortage of fantastic Burger joints in Orlando, and I would be hard pressed to tell you which is the best. But whatever short list I would make, BurgerFi has earned it’s spot very near the top of that list.