Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hits and Misses: Big City Burgers and Greens, Gusto Pizza

On a lunchtime visit to Big City Burgers and Greens I found the meat on the standard Big City burger somewhat on the dry side. I had to dip it in a side of ketchup to get it down. Otherwise the burger came with lots of pickle, and the bun was quite airy.

A more pleasurable experience was had with the Black & Bleu burger, garnished with fried onions, crisp bacon, and a Maytag blue cheese sauce. Quality toppings made this a burger worth revisiting.

On an impromptu visit to the noisy bustle that is Gusto Pizza on Ingersoll, I settled up to the bar for a bowl of pork shoulder chili and Frank's Sandwich, made with fried eggplant slices. The chili was reasonably good, not terribly spicy, but full flavored and meaty. Gusto’s Frank’s Special – pizza topped with fried eggplant – is first rate. As a sandwich, not so much. Eggplant dominated the sandwich to an extent that I’ve no memory of the other toppings. It practically begged for a slather of marinara sauce. I'll stick with the pizza.

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