So this is going to be the new segment on my blog, The Burger Bar. I am on a quest to find delicious burgers.
When you go to Uno Chicago Grill, you normally think delicious deep-dish Chicago-style pizza, and not necessarily burgers.
Well, on Uno’s menu, they boast about their burgers so that any burger fan might want to try one.
Some burgers start out as hockey pucks: frozen circles of ground beef left to sizzle on a hot grill. But our burgers are fresh burgers made by hand, served on an artisan challah roll and finished with our ultimate burger sauce.
I decided to get one, upon a recent visit to the Uno at Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA. I ordered the BBQ burger with bacon and cheddar. What can I say? I am a sucker for bacon. Plus, the menu said it was infused with Sam Adams Boston Lager. Burger + beer = awesome.
Well, not so much.
I ordered my burger medium, with the “skinless baked” potato. As you can see, it also came with a side of watermelon.
The burger was cooked fine, but it lacked the onions that I had asked for (which I ended up stealing from Mr. Fox). Also, the meat was rather bland, so if they had really infused it with Sam Adams, it must have been a very small amount, because I couldn’t taste it at all. Their “wowza sauce” didn’t wow me all that much. The only saving grace was the cheese and bacon, because cheese and bacon make everything better.
The “skinless baked” potato was just fair in my opinion. The majority of the flavor is in the toppings they put on it, which is cheddar, bacon and sour cream. If you like sour cream, you’ll love this, because it’s covered in it. If you don’t like a lot of sour cream, I would recommend asking for only a little bit. I scraped about half of it off and it was still a lot, if that tells you anything. I wish they had put some seasonings in the potatoes themselves before baking them, because it was pretty much tasteless once you got past the cheese and bacon. Maybe they should have mixed them throughout? Sounds like a better idea.
The star of the meal had to have been dessert. Uno has been squawking about their $1.99 mini desserts that are the “perfect portion,” so I decided to try the chocolate peanut butter cup.
Rich warm chocolate and peanut butter topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.
The scoop of ice cream on top of a warm peanut butter cup (not Reese’s, obviously house-made) was just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth for the evening. I couldn’t imagine what the larger version would have been like, but this was just find for me. My only complaint was that they used regular old chocolate sauce as opposed to hot fudge. I think hot fudge would have made it even more delicious, but it’s not a deal breaker. Regardless, this darn dessert has had me craving Reese cups ever since.
All in all, I thought the burger was just fair. Would I order it again? Maybe not. I might try a different one the next time I go. Mr. Fox had the “Guacalicious Burger” and thought it was delicious, so I might try that one next time. The bottom line: if you’re going to make an effort to go to Uno, get the pizza. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, try a burger.
Three buns out of five.