What could be more fun than trying a new burger joint out on a holiday like Memorial Day? Especially when the place is named Dirty Burger. My friend Linda had little convincing to do to make me realize that I needed to try this place. And, boy, was she right! I may be loyal to a few (okay, you got me, many) burger places, but dare I say this was the most delicious burger I’ve ever tasted?
It’s true. In terms of uniqueness, Dirty Burger in Plainview, New York wins the award hands-down. I knew when the server came over to explain the concept of their burgers to me that this was going to be an experience. First off, no explanation can prepare you for that initial bite, but let me try to recap it for you. The Dirty Burger consists of an 8-ounce, hormone-free, 100% beef patty that has been perfectly seasoned with a blend of spices called “Dirty Dust.” No, it’s not what you are thinking. Chef Ian Russo has combed the world to concoct the perfect blend of spices to season the beef. And if you really like it, you can purchase Dirty Dust for your own cooking needs. The combination of Dirty Dust, honey and the freshest meat makes this one mouth-watering burger.
Linda suggested I order the Original Dirty Burger with cheddar cheese, which comes dirty-dipped and honey-grilled with a side of Dirty Fries. I also couldn’t resist a vanilla milkshake. But for the adventurous types, the Cookies ‘N Cream and Dirty Caramel shakes sounded pretty tempting, too.
I can say with absolute certainty that the first bite won me over. This burger was seriously juicy, with a taste unlike anything I had ever had before – it was sweet with a mild kick. To be honest, this plain Jane likes her burgers simple – with no condiments, so I wasn’t sure about the addition of spices and honey. But, wow! I was blown away at how the additional flavors enhanced the burger and made it taste so extraordinary.
And, if the burger doesn’t excite you (you might want to check your pulse), give the Dirty turkey, lamb, bison, chicken, or salmon a try. This place has something for everyone and will definitely melt your heart once you try it.