Breaking news, if you have not been to Burgatory, chances are you have been robbed of the most delicious BURGER, and Milkshake opportunity ever! No trip to Burgatory is ever the same and this particular Burger romp had us traveling to Robinson Township to dine on some of the best, most delish burgers ever. Are you ready to get out on a date night, or just to get out with your friends? There are plenty of great foods to nosh on like: Shakes, Fries, Burgers, Huge Onion Rings and Nacho Platters. In other words a night to eat all the food that you are dying to gorge on but you don’t want your kids to know you love too or they could beg your for it and you would have to cave. Kids night out in Adult Bodies~ HA! You are going straight to BURGATORY! Lavishly live burgers out loud and celebrate food if you are in Pittsburgh, this is a must stop for dining out! If being a food vixen is this devilishly fun, maybe I should jump to the ‘dark side’ all the time!
PLAIN and Simple: there is no way to come out of BURGATORY feeling any less than ETERNALLY FILLED. I simply can’t remember having so much fun Eating food and Burgatory is absolutely, passionate about their food from the all natural + hormone free beef to the hand formed burgers that are created from these meats to the hand-crafted, home made shakes. The food here is not your average burger!
THE DEVIL IN ME, FORGIVE ME FATHER FOR I HAVE SINNED, AT LEAST 3 FOODS BIG THIS EVENING
We spent our night, retiring our food restrictions and dining on a many different great foods that BURGATORY offers. The angel that I usually am~~ let’s just say I let the devil get the better side of my appetite and I let the Burgatory experience begin. I was so excited(possibly too excited) to learn that Burgatory had House Turned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and that Ice Cream was made into a classic Shakes! My first sin at the Burgatory, was the Salted Nutella Crunch Shake, these just make any other shake I have had anywhere else pale in comparison.
The second time Satan visited our table that evening: Pale Ale Onion Rings and then the real time to burn or churn was the Bison Burger, and the Crab Shack. I’ll give you the scoop in a second but first, take a look at some of the food and then let you give you a bit of background on BURGATORY! Just know this, your appetite will meet is match!
ATMOSPHERE: Burgatory Pittsburgh
You can not possibly figure from the outside, basic Sign, what the inside of Burgatory Bar is like- sleek, and trendy. Booths, tables and a bar, all deco’d and all waiting for your arrival. It is a gathering hub, a place to chat, drink and hang, because something as simple as a burger is as complex as getting it right, and that is one thing BURGATORY BAR has done, is take a simple food and make it intensely right! The deco is trendy, eco-cool and just right! The sign basic as it is, kind of exemplifies the notation of a burger, basic, but get ready because unlike the basic signage marking the restaurant,—what sits inside of your bun is so so far from Basic, actually it’s closer to BURGATORY!
A NOTE TO ALL THE LADIES:
I have a note for all the ladies reading this and it has to do with the bar area: while we did not visit it because we were seated IMMEDIATELY:::)))))(Thank you Jimmie) We did sit right next to the bar and I have to let the ladies in on a secret: you know how you haul your purse around or throw it on the ground(not me and not my Bag), or back of a chair and do battle with it all the time you spend while hanging at the bar areas? There are hooks all underneath the bar area, wonderful, beautiful hooks for your purses! Thanks for taking care of the detail things BURGATORY BAR!
YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A DEVIL OF A TIME CHOOSING YOUR FOOD
Prepare to be overwhelmed by a simple few page menu, we sure were! Honestly, it could have all been overwhelming because the menu, though only a few pages long is EXTENSIVELY INTRICATE and allows you to create a palate full of delicacies!~~the difference between overwhelming and pure perfection …..our waitress…Laura. Laura guided us through the choices because she was a PRO and knows every facet of the menu, all the flavors, tastes and combinations and can talk the talk and walk the devilish walk tempting you to try everything. One very operative and relative statement that Laura issued at the beginning of BURATORY Creations 101 was: “do not overload the burger, because too much does not make it better” ! We listened. I believe a burger at the BURGATORY could stand on its own trident, without much in the way of toppings, or add-ons because they are that tasty! We made our deal with the devil right at the beginning: Finger Food, Shake, and Burgers.
A FEW THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW:
My ONE favorite ingredient, or maybe it was just the name was Angel Dust. Care to guess what ANGEL DUST is? Angel Dust is Salt, Pepper & Garlic salt dusted across the burgers. I think Angel Dust would make anything taste great.
Heinz Ketchup is on the table and they make sure to Let you know that they carry this item(check out the menu under FINGERS) …. Go PITTSBURGH!
SHAKE IT UP ~ the shakes are ‘ridiculously thick + spun to order‘, smooth, creamy, blended,satisfying, sweet, creamy and rich. The extra was also set on the table, and I ate this too! When you are done, if you have not finished your shake Burgatory Bar will give you a TO GO cup(ahhh like a kiddie cup for Adults)
Shakes are served with a TUBE STRAW
SHAKES CAN be made into Hard Shakes, you just have to dish over the Hard Truth if you are OLD ENOUGH or not!
You can create your own burger, just remember not to over do the toppings, and add-ons because too much of a good thing, well….. enough said.
Finger Bites could probably a meal make.. oh yeah and don’t forget to add a side of a Shake.
One note too: if you get ‘brain freeze’ from sipping to quickly on the shake(trust me you will because it is THAT good, just press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and that ought to stop that little devilish infliction.
Tuesday nights are great nights at if you are a Vegan Menu Person as you can enjoy their burgers and their shakes … Vegan Style ~
The Devil has matched Heaven up with Hell —your waste line! Hell never felt so good going down! Yeah, these will shake a few cow bells for you.
The Burgatory Bar makes their own House Turned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream which is added to the shakes that will ROCK your world. There are feature shakes and each shake can be spiced up a bit with shots of vodka, rum, gin, etc(you gotta be of age though) ! I can attest as to the flavor of these shakes because I Attacked a Salted Nutella Crunch Shake, these just make any other shake I have had not even noteworthy – and I sank my appetite. I could have made meal on the milk shakes and onion rings!
The Shakes are thick, frosty,cool,refreshing, and unimaginably chocked full of whatever you pick. My Salted Nutella Crunch Shake had so many great pieces of Crunch in it and the THICK TUBE STRAW allowed them to navigate from the bottom of the glass to my mouth with ease ~ ummmmmm.. The Devil has got a little bit of shaking going on (lol) I was so thankful for this ‘thoughtful’ tube straw because I have drank milkshakes before that can not even be ‘sucked up’ through a the tiny-holed straw that is provided.
I think what I liked even more was that the shake stainless steel cup that came to the table with my left over pieces of my shake creation, I ate it like it was my last meal. ( I am so glad the kids were not with us because I behaved like they do, drinking before a meal and filling up, how would I ever combat that argument again if they had been with me? )
Crunchy Shell, soft inner onion, non-grease laden and cooked to a golden brown perfection, those were the outstanding qualities of the Pale Ale Onion Rings at Burgatory. ( I honestly could have just consumed the milk shake and the onion rings and been in heaven) The Onion Rings are Fat Brew Battered, come five to a platter and they are as big as your hand, honestly they are HUGE!.
The breading is not thick or cake like, rather thin enough to get crunchy but thick enough to slide that onion ring out of. Which brings up another point- this is full round onion slices not Minced Onion! Lightly breaded and served with a dipping sauce that has a KICK! The Spicy Ketchup has a Kick that will provide your mouth with a bit of zesty flame but how it compliments the Onion Rings is the real story: onion alone, onion fry batter or together it is just Heaven on your plate and in your mouth. The Chipotle Horseradish Sauce did not make my mouth or nose burn, but it sure did have a great smoked wood taste! By the way, our table had Heinz Ketchup for all of you not wanting to get ‘spiced’ up!
BURGERS: The flames of the Burgatory work their magic on the all natural + hormone free beef that is hand formed into burgers. My husband chowed on a Bison Burger Created by himself. I created my own form of the Crab Shack and these are not YOUR typical burgers.
You get to chose your burger, buns, rubs, cheese, sauce and toppings. Make no mistake, it is not just an offering of lettuce there is iceberg to fancy field greens and the cheese is not your basic line either as it ranges from Farmhouse Cheddar to Amish Gorgonzola.
The Crab was Crunchy on the outside, sins grease, and absolutely divine with BBQ, Farmhouse Cheddar, Cucs, and Romaine. My husband’s NATURAL BISON BURGER was fresh, flavorful, meaty, well-formed, with perfect presentation and was the perfect compliment to his ALE!
Each burger comes standard with the mix of homemade chips both potato and sweet potato. You can sub in fries or a side salad for additional cost. My husband tried the fries and they have a great seasoning because naturally I had to steal a few!
There are several other burgers on the menu, including a Phat Patties Veggie(just in case you don’t eat meat) and chicken for those of you that are not burger lovers. Again, there are several standard burgers but the creations allow you to create several hundred different types of burgers.
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