This week of #52weeksofburger Fotostraße went to Prenzlauer Berg to try the second burger of February; meet Burgers Burgers. We chose Burgers Burgers because we have heard very nice things about it, and it had some very nice reviews, but as you will see, it was nothing special.
We got there on a Sunday afternoon, and the venue is very cool looking, they have a beautiful ceiling and again, your typical Berlin burger joint; small, a few seats, you order, and you grab it later, the menu is on the walls, you know the drill.
It was kind of full when we arrived, but it got very crowded by the time we left. People ordering to eat there, others for taking out and a few delivery guys. So not a place to spend some time and have a quiet meal, if that’s what you want.
There were a lot of options to choose from, and you can add a few different things to your burger if you wish. I got a Maple Bacon Burger (€ 7.9) with barbecue sauce, salad, red onions, pickles, horseradish, Irish cheddar, maple bacon, caramelized onions, and meat. I know that all the ingredients are more to the sweet side, but this burger tasted like sugar on a bun and not much else, no smokiness, no cheesiness, and the texture was all the same.
Marcela and Marian got the special of the season (one more point for the Berliner burger joint bingo!), Holee Guacamolee (€7.9) with homemade chipotle-mayo, ketchup, red onions, salad, bacon, guacamole, Irish cheddar, and meat. This was quite a bland burger, not bad, but not surprisingly good. Marian got one with an egg on it, and it was a wise thing to do cause it added a bit more taste to it.
Felipe got the Double Cheese (€9.9) with ketchup, salad, red onions, pickles, cheddar, and two patties, this was by far the best of all of them but still not a delicious burger, even though they have their meat, eggs, and bread locally sourced. The burgers were all a little bit on the messy side, and they get a bit soggy by the end of the meal.
We ordered a bunch of sides; sweet potato fries (€3,50) that were good tasting but not the crunchiest, onion rings (€3,50) that were the best of the place and mozzarella sticks (€4.9) that were utterly tasteless.
It got kind of weird because there was a salt shaker in the counter, and then we realized nothing was seasoned even a bit. No salt in the meat, no salt in any of the sides, and if you have cooked once in your lifetime, you know that salt makes all the difference to make flavors pop especially during cooking. Salt is a big part of it, so I don’t think a burger this price should have to be salted by the customer and even doing so, it ain’t the same as adding the right amount of it in the right part of the process.
We might have been there on a bad day, but it got us down to pay this much for an unseasoned burger with flat sides, especially knowing they are careful when sourcing the ingredients.
We rated Burgers Burgers place a 5/10.
The Double Cheese is €9,9, sweet potato fries are € 3,50, and the fantastic Störtebeker beer is €2,9.
Who will like this place?
If you like to eat knowing where your food comes from, this might be interesting, but order a Double Cheeseburger and maybe ask if they can salt the patties on the grill for you.