It’s the simple things in life that can really make person happy. For me, one of these basic pleasures is a great, tender and juicy hamburger. While The Steer has a great Beef Burger, sometimes I want something a little different and lighter- that’s when the Chicken Burger calls my name. The Chicken Burger at The Steer is one of our 3 types of Badass Burgers (Beef, Chicken, And Veggie). The poultry we use is locally sourced and the thigh and breast meat is ground and shaped into patties at our own processing plant: E.A.T. Market, down at the Clinton and Bailey Market. It then makes the short trip to The Steer, where it is cooked to order and served on a fresh house made griddled Kaiser roll with a side of fresh cut fries.
Now all that would be good enough for me, but being one of our Badass Burgers, you could order it one of 14
ways, from “Classic” to the "Elvis” (long live the King!).
Personally, I am partial to the “Napa Valley”. This Burger is topped with warm griddled goat cheese, tomato, and baby basil. Oh! Cheese, glorious cheese! We are talking about a medallion of fresh goat cheese, browned just right on the hot griddle on both sides so that it still maintains its shape, but achieves a golden brown fried and slightly crispy crust on the outside. The inside is warm, creamy, and spreadable. It just blankets that chicken patty as you squeeze down the sandwich in preparation to taking your first juicy bite.
Another way to order the Chicken Burger (or any of our burgers) is Topless. Now, please-eyes up here! I am talking about a burger without the bun (however, you can always take it home and eat it in whatever state of undress that suits you…) Order the Topless Burger option at The Steer, you can still choose from one of our many burger toppings. It is then served, atop of a large House Salad with your choice of dressing. Of course, if you go topless “Napa Valley”-may I suggest our balsamic. It’s the perfect tangy compliment to the savory griddled goat cheese. It’s a very satisfying way to enjoy one of our Badass Burgers in a bit more health conscious way, if you're into that sort of thing.
Me? Right now, that fresh baked, griddled, warm, and crispy Kaiser roll is calling my name. I will keep my top on, for now- after all warm weather season is just around the corner. (Isn’t it??)