@tcfooddude highlighted this place 2 months ago, telling us about a very good Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and Nashville Hot Chicken Strips coming out of the kitchen at @firstdraftmpls. I’m taking the lead on this one, because if you thought @getpluckd’s chicken sandwiches and strips were good, wait until you have their burger.
You know the saying, “what’s old is new again”. This burger was a popular staple item of the original First Draft concept. That’s the old, what’s the new? The quality of the ingredients. It’s what makes a good burger, great!
The two 1/4 pound patties get smashed beautifully resulting in that great char. The patties are thick enough so you still get some actual beef flavor and juiciness. A few places do smash them too thin so all you get is char. The cheeses they use are American and a delicious beer-cheese sauce made with New Belgium Fat Tire Beer. They don’t skimp on the beer-cheese. You also get a nice amount of their fantastic Pluck’d Sauce. It’s topped with a few dill pickle slices and you get some greens below the patty. The bun has a buttery, light and airy feel to it and it’s lightly toasted. It’s a great bun.
I was told that this past weekend was a test for this burger. I think they Aced the test! It’s a fantastic smashburger!
My only question to you? Beef or Chicken? It won’t be an easy choice!