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[food] The Black Molly at Killer Burger

Ate me a Black Molly at Killer Burger in SE Portland for lunch yesterday. To quote their menu…
1/3rd pound Beef Patty, Smokey House Sauce, Grilled Onion, Philly Steak, Provolone, House-Brined Roasted Green Chiles, Mayo, Bacon

This was one of the tastiest burgers I have ever eaten. One of the best.

[info]mlerules and I had dined there a month or two ago, when this location first opened. At the time she had the Peanut Butter-Pickle-Bacon burger, and I had the Jose Mendoza. Good, crisp fries came with, and they were quite satisfactory burgers, for only a couple of bucks more than fast food prices. I liked it to the point where I made a note to come back.

But the Black Molly… Basically this is the bastard child of a sloppy bacon cheeseburger and a Philly cheesesteak. (No whiz, I'm sad to say.) If you're an unreconstructed carnivore, the sheer, overwhelming savory meatiness of this burger is a major win. I like my food with a zing, so the chiles worked well with the combination, and what's not to love about provolone and mayonnaise? And the base of the burger, the patty itself, is almost perfectly constructed and grilled. We are talking an earthquake in the mouth.

My only complaint is that the juiciness of that combination of ingredients rather overwhelmed the bottom of the bun. I wonder if the Black Molly would profit from being on a stiffer, thicker roll of some kind. But from a mouth feel and taste point of view, this thing is made of 100% USDA Grade A win. One of my top five favorite hamburgers ever.

Highly recommended (unless you have a heart condition, are vegetarian, or lactose/gluten intolerant).

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