Monday, October 19, 2015

Wheeling Edition: Avenue Eats

Avenue EatsWest Virginia made an appearance on Thrillist's 33 Best Burgers in America list thanks to Avenue Eats' Diner burger. The Diner burger is made from fresh, daily ground, grass-fed beef and topped with sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, onion, pickle, diner sauce on a kaiser roll. And, of course, I had to try it.

Avenue Eats

I met my parents at Avenue Eats for dinner. The restaurant is fairly small, with just four tables that can accommodate more than two people. There is an orange accent wall decorated with some old photos of the building. The menus come in cute brown display folders, and water is delivered in glass bottles at your table. A nice little environment.

Avenue Eats
I've heard great things about all of Avenue Eats' burgers - like the brie and grilled pear burger, the smoked gouda burger and the poutine burger. I'd love to stop by to try all of these burgers at some point. But we started with a grilled lamb chop appetizer.

Avenue EatsThe lamb chops were cooked well, though there were some pretty fatty pieces. The chimichurri was a nice addition and really brightened up (and freshened up) the plate.

Avenue EatsMy burger was pretty good. Ordered medium, so it was definitely a bit overcooked. But the flavor was on point. The bread was nicely grilled, sharp cheddar cheese blanketed the whole burger, and the diner sauce - which I had been curious about - was like a cheesier, tangy Big Mac sauce. The onions added a hint of sweet, and there were a whole lotta pickles - but it was nice to have a bit of crunch. The fries were homemade and heavily salted. Could have been a bit more crisp. Overall, though, a really good, tasty meal.

Grade: A
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