Attractive Burgers and Fries: Burger Parlor Review
Friends and I are always on the look for good food from family-owned and independent restaurants. I had the opportunity to dine at Burger Parlor during a recent exclusive media event. The restaurant is located near the historic Orange Circle, steps away from shopping, churches, an antique mall and more. A gem of a spot for lunch and dinner. The restaurant features many local beers, an outdoor patio, and an attentive staff. A fun new spot to dine with friends or family.
Chef Joseph Mahon — The menu if burger focused, featuring such toppings as crushed avocado on the Kali burger, jalapeños on the Frito Burger, and blue cheese on the Danish burger. Many sharable items on the menu. Sharing a few different burgers or the vegetarian burger with friends is ideal here. The exclusive media event at Burger Parlor was in honor of the new Tostada Burger. A collaboration between Chef Mahon and Dexter Holland, singer for The Offspring and owner of Gringo Bandito.
Dexter Holland (left). Chef Joseph Mahon (right).
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“The first pop-up concept to go brick and mortar, Burger Parlor was inspired by chef and owner Joseph Mahon’s burger-focused events at Michelin star restaurant Bastide. Burger Parlor’s pop up was greeted with rave reviews and lines stretching out the door. Gringo Bandito was by Dexter Holland, singer for the multi-platinum punk rock band The Offspring, more as a hobby than a business. After several years and over a million bottles later, Gringo Bandito hot sauce has garnered a worldwide audience and a loyal following.”
Photos by Scott Kendall
1. The restaurant is located at 149 North Glassell Street, Orange, California 92866. The location is walking distance from local stores, businesses, bars, and historic sites. Street parking is available in front and on the backside of the restaurant. The back parking lot fills up fast. The other Burger Parlor is located at 204 North Harbor Boulevard, Fullerton, California 92832.
2. The cozy patio area is a favorite spot by many to dine. The outdoor dining space with painted brick wall and twinkling lights is a sociable area.
3. Burger Parlor offers burgers, shakes, malts, sides, and salads. The following were my favorites.
Tostada Burger – Crisp tostada chip, fried egg, Gringo Bandito crema, crushed avocado, roasted Anaheim chile, hormone free Nebraskan beef patty, and Gringo Bandito Aioli.
Kevin Bacon and Pastrami Fries —Traditional Fries, Aged Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, Cheese Sauce, Bacon, House-made Hot Sauce, and Pastrami. A pine-like a aroma with notes of citrus and Amarillo — a dry hops.
Space Dust India Pale Ale — A light beer that is excellent to drink with American classics, such as burgers and fries.
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