Department of Weighing In: M Burger
Who does not love a hamburger sandwich? Besides, there are so many hamburger experiences. A thin MikeG nomenclatured “30′s style” burger provides a much different eating experience from a wide Kuma creation. Switch from flat grill to gas fired “charcoal”, and your burger tastes all so different. The toppings alway vary. Endless burgers satisfy. Then, there is M Burger.
Seeking to satisfy those endless burger cravings, the Lettuce Entertain You folks took a bit of space from Tru and made it into a burger house called M Burger. They quickly duplicated this space by another carve-out, at the River North Osteria via Stato. With a limited menu and limited seating, this is supposed to be a burger for easy urges. More over, it is meant to evoke those two great burger yearnings. With secret sauce,2/3rds paper-foil wrapper, it may remind you of burgers of your youth or it may remind you of a California burger. And there’s a secret menu!
Evocation, however, does not replace substance. I had about three bites into my burger when my wife started hers. Salty. Her first words of description matched my unexpressed thoughts of a few minutes earlier. Beyond salt, the whole thing tasted cheap. Yet, of course, not truly cheap. Not as cheap as a McDonald’s double or as cheap as a Mickey’s Drive-In Big Baby. They say the meat is “all natural midwest“. I guess such descriptions evokes quality, local meat. In the same vein, the fries, frozen with their skin-on, evoked fresh cut.
Anyone else still need to weigh in on the M Burger?
161 E. Huron St and 5 W. Ontario