Ten Best Burgers in Palm Beach County
2. Perrada Del Gordo
Boca Raton and West Palm Beach's La Perrada Del Gordo -- or as it loosely translates from Spanish, the fat bitch -- is among the most authentic Colombian establishments of its kind in the area, a local approach to the colorful cart fare of the country. Like its litter mates at La Moon -- the Colombian-American joint in the Little Havana district of Miami made famous by the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food -- the hamburgers served here are the real deal, genuine Colombian street-food delicacies where more toppings equals more hype. Perfect for -- say -- chowing down after a night of clubbing and bar-hopping (Friday and Saturday, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 6 a.m.). In other words, Colombian fast food at its finest -- and also at its most gaudyily dressed. At first glance, one of the menu's biggest, baddest specialty Gordo burger appears garishly overdone with an amalgam of ten very colorful toppings. Choose a beef topped with (more) shredded beef or chicken and then the litany of toppings from garlic mayo, ketchup, a special "showy" pink sauce, pineapple purée, crushed potato chips, and cheese. A mouthful, to say the least.
1. Sybarite Pig
This cozy little beer bar and gastropub in west Boca Raton is best-known for its craft brew menu, which offers tons of specialty picks you can't find just anywhere. Beer geeks like to eat here too. Because what could possibly pair better with a nice cold brew than a big pile of meat? Here, the burger that takes the glory is the Wagyu duck fat burger (there's two of them), duck-fat-infused Wagyu beef patties that are so intense, you have no choice but to roll up your sleeves and say farewell to your arteries. As if all that fatty flavor isn't enough, one is served with tomato, a house-made red-onion jelly, bacon, aged cheddar, and a fried egg. The hardest part about it all: finding a beer to pair with all that burger goodness.
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