The Southerner and I had a tough morning trying to figure out the perfect place for a Brunch/Lunch. The first place we thought of was to far away, the next place was BYOB, the next place was cash only, ugh! We decided to head to Il Bambino which you may remember from our Wich Hunt episode 2. We finally both agreed and were off and we were starving. Then all of a sudden on our way to lunch we hit a street fair. Shopping is to tempting for the southerner to not go. This takes us way off track to Il Bambino. However,there is a restaurant I have wanted to go to and it was at the end of the street fair. What a perfect opportunity to go to the Burger Club. As my hunger pains grew it seemed the southerner took forever to look at each and every booth to see what they were selling. Finally we arrive and there is tribal indian music blasting at the street fair and I think the speakers were aimed directly into the Burger Club. Not that there is anything wrong with the music, it’s actually kinda soothing but it was not what I wanted to listen to while I eat a burger and try to enjoy the restaurant. It was just way way way to loud. I felt bad for the staff because they had to listen to it all day. It was hard to even hear and talk to the staff because it was so loud but there was nothing the Burger Club could do.
The Burger Shop had a good variety of burgers on their menu along with a beer and wine selection. The southerner got her signature blue cheese burger with shoe string onions as seen above. I went southern and got the Carolina Burger topped with pulled pork.
Both were good burgers and I really like how they serve things. The burgers came on wooden plates and our side of shoe string onion rings came in a small frier. I like when places are a little creative.
I liked the garage doors, the chalk boards, and the staff. My only complaint was the menu said all burgers are cooked medium unless otherwise noted however they were cooked through. Although the burgers were good when I think medium I’m thinking pink in the middle.
32-02 30th Ave, Astoria