Looking at my dining schedule for the rest of the month, I plan to spend some quality time at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. This place continues to be the toughest reservation to acquire at Universal Orlando. Though the desserts taste great while also being photogenic, the savory creations generally deserve some credit also. The combination of savory and sweet keeps the tables full at Toothsome.
Recently, I enjoyed the privilege to have lunch with some friends at Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen. Up to that point, I had never ordered a burger at Toothsome. Since I have dined here many times, I felt that day merited a burger to remedy the situation. Having put little thought into my plan, I randomly selected “The Pub It Up Burger” for lunch.
The Pub It Up Burger costs $17.95. The menu description tells an interesting tale. The burger features a half pound house-made burger patty. I did not ask how the “house” made the burger patty though. Some questions should not be asked in public I suppose. As you might expect, the burgers come with a side of fries. In this case, the fries tasted above average for Orlando area theme park table service fries. The fries were also served very warm. I appreciate that.
My burger concoction also offered andouille sausage queso, cheddar cheese, Dijon mustard and kettle chips within a pretzel bun. Most of all, I looked forward to the pretzel bun covered with various cheese flavors.
So how was this burger?
First, for a half pound burger, I expected a larger looking burger. Especially with all those toppings, I thought the portion size rated small for this burger. I know I occasionally dine professionally but I finished this burger and fries still being hungry. The pretzel bun disappointed me. The flavor rates as average. The texture of the bun seemed hard even for a pretzel bun. The kettle chips within the burger offered an intriguing possible texture and crunch. However, I found neither of those.
On the positive side, the queso within this burger makes this work. I would be curious how that queso would taste on just a pretzel or some tortilla chips. The cheddar cheese quality also added good flavor. The two cheese varieties served as highlight of this burger. The burger patty preparation rates as above average but nothing extraordinary. Of course, how would anyone not specifically tasting just the burger for a dining review be able to tell under all those toppings?
Overall, my experience does not match most people’s ordering burgers here. The burgers are generally high-quality table service burgers here. I will try another burger here at some point but this one is a great idea. However, it suffers from potential lack of execution and/or too many toppings.
As always, eat like you mean it!
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