4.5 out of 5.0 stars

We’ve reached a new decade and we’ve also reached a 23rd Burger of the Month from Chef Al at Celts Craft House.

I can tell you one thing about Al.  He’s had a smile on his face for 23 straight months.  He lights up when we talk about his BOM’s and he loves the reactions he gets from us after devouring them.  What amazes me is the different seasoning and flavor combinations he comes up with each month.  If you like mushrooms and Asian flavors, you will love this burger!

Al never skimps on anything.  You get a ton of mushrooms piled on top.  The flavors coming from sautéed crimini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms.  Now, there are two things I want on my beef patty.  I want melted cheese and I want the patty salted.  Al doesn’t give me either of those.  Trouble, right?  Nope!  There is no seasoning until a glaze of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, ginger and toasted sesame oil is brushed on the beef patty.  There is my salty taste.  The chuck, brisket and short rib beef blend was perfectly cooked and juicy.  Toasted sesame seeds and diced scallions are sprinkled on top.  The lightly toasted, Denny’s First Ave. Bakery bun is one of my favorites.  You don’t think of cheese in Asian cooking, so I’m just fine without it.  This is a burger where cheese does not belong.  Did I just say that?

I think you’ll love this burger.  It’s fantastic!

Hand-Cut Fries – Fantastic!

Southwestern Corn Chowder – Delicious!