|Charm City's cowboy-style burger with a fried-egg addition is gloriously messy and delicious.|
An excerpt from this week's dish review
, on Deerfield's own Charm City Burgers
The standard logic here would be to cut the packed burger in half and approach it a little at a time. But that only goes so far. The best tactic is to position your hands opposite your mouth so that when you bite one side of the bun, the fresh-ground patty doesn't go squirting out the back. But that just leads to gobs of freshly sautéed onions and mushrooms running out of the sides. As I bite into mine, the top part of the bun slides off along a thick wedge of tomato lubricated by "Charm sauce" (a sort of spicy thousand island that is hardly charming when it's splotched all over your face). When I shove it back in place, a slice of thick-cut, black pepper-studded bacon tumbles out of one side. I know better than to commit the foolish act of setting this hunk of steer down to readjust; getting it back up again in one piece would be futile. Instead, I attack the weak points strategically, spotting bits of fried egg about to spill out or points where the bun is about to collapse. By the time I finish, bits of burger shrapnel and soaked paper napkins litter the table.
There are a lot of great burger joints in South Florida, and Charm City has a place among the best of 'em. Read the whole review when it appears in Dish
tomorrow. In the mean time, eat vicariously through us with this spread of photos.
|With all the construction on Hillsboro Blvd., Charm City can be easy to miss from the front. Just look for the colorful windows.|
|The inside is clean, bright, and colorful.|
|There's a plethora of burger options at Charm City, from lamb burgers with feta and cucumber tsatsiki to "the emporer," an eight-ounce American Kobe beef patty with an optional foie gras topper.|