My intentions during the quarantine have been to not only support businesses/restaurants in my area, but to cover as much ground as I possibly can around the Twin Cities. I’ve done the best I could. I’m back in the south metro this stop.
Vivo focuses on scratch made food from local farms. My last visit, I enjoyed their Vivo Burger, but I spotted a new burger unveiled about a month ago. I’m always up for new burger launches. As you can imagine, the House Double has two 3.5 oz. angus beef patties. They are cooked in a char-broiled style. You can select pink or no pink. I selected pink, but my patties fell a little short of that. No worries, they did have some juiciness to them. The seasoning fell a little short as well. I would have liked it seasoned a little more liberally. It was ok. Provolone is their choice of cheese and it was melted nicely on both patties. I didn’t find the caramelized onions right away, but when I separated the patties, there they were. I would have liked a few more as they were tasty.
Below the patties is some fresh chopped lettuce and a slice of tomato. On top are a few of their delicious pickles and some of their fantastic special sauce. Get a couple sides of this special sauce! Drizzle some more on your burger if you like or you may want to dip the potato wedges in it. Finally, the bun. When I see a house-made bun, I get a little worried. I’ve run across a few that totally buzz kill the burger experience. They are often too heavy, too firm or just too much bun. Chef Sarah’s house-made bakery bun is fantastic! It’s soft, lightly toasted and completes this burger. It’s a good burger.
Now, this burger did seem a little familiar to me, but it’s a new burger, right? Or is it? Putting my detective cap back on and looking at my first review, I discovered the Vivo Burger had all of the same ingredients/toppings as the House Double, except it was a single patty compared to the smaller double patties. Is that a new burger? You can decide. Whatever your decision, it’s worth a stop.
Chocolate Cheesecake – Very good!