When Bobby Flay decides to open up his 17th Burger Palace outpost in the Magic City and name a burger after Miami, people line up to try it. Aside from going to the private media tasting, we also wanted to get the real customer experience and go to Bobby’s Burger Palace during regular hours. And even one week after their grand opening, the restaurant is slammed on a Friday night as the malls closing time nears. A down computer system didn’t stop people from waiting in line for an hour to have a bite of Bobby’s meat. At $7.75 a burger, why wouldn’t they? It’s a steal.
The fast-casual restaurant affords guests a burger, order of fries and milkshake for under $15 a person. We suggest going with the Cola or Pistachio milkshake and topping it with whipped cream. It’s five dolla’ with or without it.
As far as the burger’s go, we actually tried some foreign burgers – Philly (top photo) and LA (bottom photo). The land of angels is apparently swarming with avocado, which Bobby emphasizes with this rendition. Avocado relish, watercress, cheddar cheese and tomato come together to make a refreshingly juicy mouthful. If you’re feeling hot, you’ll be drawn to the Philadelphia burger, which tops its ground beef off with provolone, grilled onions, and hot peppers. The peppers are hot indeed, so hot they might mask your taste buds for other flavors, depending on your spice thermometer. In case you can handle it, go ahead and squeeze some of Bobby’s house made sauce on your burger for some extra flavor. The chipotle ketchup packs a nice kick but might be too much on the Philly. With fries, it’s perfect. Sweet potato fries with honey mustard horseradish keep things balanced.
And as if all this weren’t enough, Bobby’s Burger Palace’s decor is supposed to resemble a burger itself. Burger Palace, duh. Take notice of the different color lines and blocks – each one is representative of the ingredients inside a burger. Ketchup, mustard, meat, cheese, tomato, and lettuce.
Oh, there’s also “crunchified”, which means your burger you can order any burger stocked with potato chips. Yeah, you’ll want to crunchify every one of Bobby’s burgers.
Stay tuned for our interview with Bobby Flay, coming next week on The305.com.
Bobby’s Burger Palace
Dadeland Mall – New Wing
7535 Dadeland Mall
Miami, FL 33156