[Snacking by Wilfrid: November 21, 2009]
Here's one in the eye for all those who believe burgers today should be smashed flat on the grill.
The Permanent Brunch burger is getting taller. Indeed, if I liked their onion rings...
...(and I don't - I find them way too rich) the impression of height would have been increased by a stack of those golden circles held in place by the long wooden skewer. I asked them to hold the onion rings, and given the burger's dimensions it was just as well. Two hefty inch-thick patties, melted cheddar, lettuce and tomato. The bun did its best, but in the end I was left holding just the meat. The greatest beef in the world? No, but good enough, and this certainly filled a hole.
In an earlier full review I expressed some doubts about the Permanent Brunch concept (as a bacon and burger bar, it's useful), and I heard something about a new chef and a new menu as I was finishing up. We'll see.