Diners must wait an hour after eating before going swimming, or else they might realize they’re not really full and start snacking on pool noodles and chlorine soup. Be sure your appetite is vanquished with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $14 worth of burgers, sandwiches, and drinks at either of Brewburgers’s locations.
The menu at Brewburgers bursts with specialty burgers splashed with the eatery’s own original flavors. The Blue Jay burger melds 100% certified Angus beef with portobello mushrooms, gorgonzola, and fried onion strips ($8.95), whereas the Inside-Out burger sends bacon and cheddar deep into beef’s inner circle to set up a juice-embezzlement sting ($8.95). Land and sea toss their feud aside in the pepper-crusted ahi tuna burger, which comes smothered in tangy ginger sauce and napa cabbage ($9.95). The brisket sandwich douses Canadian-style cured and smoked meat with mustard and heaps it on rye bread ($7.95). Answer a parched throat’s persistent text messages with one of the restaurant’s dozens of cold brews, including thirst quenchers from Boulevard, New Belgium, and Left Hand.
Every day at BrewBurgers, Chef Stephen Warren II prepares hunks of beef in a style passed down from Jewish immigrants in Montreal, Canada, in the late 1800s. He soaks the meat in brine, then smokes it over maple wood, creating a richly flavored rueben that has earned his restaurant a spotlight on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Chef Menard prepares the rest of his menu in the same meticulous fashion: he infuses certified Angus beef with portabella mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese, and hand-forms lamb and bison patties into miniature busts of each patron’s head. True to its name, BrewBurgers maintains an enthusiasm for fermented beverages, suggesting a beer pairing for every menu item, including selections from Pyramid, Left Hand, Boulevard, and Samuel Smith.