Location: 1949 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Price Per Person: Approximately $11
Ordered: BBQ, Bacon and Cheddar, Smashfries, Med Drink
BBQ, Bacon and Cheddar: BBQ sauce, applewood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese and haystack onions on an egg bun.
Smashfries: Tossed with rosemary, olive oil and garlic.
Today my boyfriend Az and I ate at Smashburger. “Smashed fresh. Served delicious.” Personally I was severely underwhelmed by this particular place. The smash fries had a pretty decent flavor to them, but were not only swimming in oil, but turned out to be quite a challenge to chew. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten fries that are both too hard and too chewy all at the same time. The burger itself was pretty vile, not gonna lie, it was in fact terrible.
The first bite I took invoked the angry spirit of the burger causing it to gush out a wave of very hot burger grease and barbeque sauce all over my unsuspecting hand. The burger was very, very greasy and didn’t have much flavor. The bacon was very much like chewing on plastic with none of the wonderful attributes we think of when we hear the word bacon. After the bacon itself was removed the burger improved slightly, but still remained a greasy mess, as well as slightly undercooked. Don’t get me wrong, every now and then a greasy burger is awesome, but there is a vast difference between a greasy burger that still retains its awesomeness and a burger that literally tastes like grease with a hint of barbeque sauce and “haystack onions”. This unfortunately was just a burger that tasted like grease with no significant flavor other than that.
About half way through my burger I wasn’t sure if I really wanted to finish it, but since I had just spent $11 on a burger and fries I figured I should press on, my mistake. When there were about 2 or 3 bites of said burger left I found buried in the meat patty one singular, white hair which caused me to promptly put my burger down and resolve to myself that the money just spent on this food experience wasn’t that important. Overall I say Smashburger was as waste of my time and money. I’m not saying all Smashburger locations are the same, we just won’t be visiting them any time soon and thus concludes my review of Smashburger. Next review will be on Jobot!
Stay Stellar Everyone!