Before grilling was discovered, the only way to cook burgers involved draping patties on tree branches and sizzling them with a magnifying glass. Leave the forensic kit at home with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of customized burgers at Rare Burger Bar in North Providence.
Rare Burger Bar empowers diners to forge their own destinies between the bun with a bevy of patty, sauce, and toppings options. The build-your-own Rare burger hogs space on the menu, and custom creations begin after a four-hour personality assessment determines whether diners are most compatible with a patty of 8 ounces of 100% Angus beef ($7.99), grilled chicken ($7.99), turkey ($6.99), or veggie ($6.99) dressed in flattering fried-egg and lettuce duds. More choices follow, including bun and cheese preference, and sauces range from honey mustard to buffalo to horseradish. Up to four toppings adorn the customizable sandwiches, such as tomatoes, jalapeños, mushrooms, and hard-boiled eggs. The eatery also boasts its own preconceived concoctions, such as the California burger loaded with pepper jack and guacamole ($9.99), and the Stuffed Blue burger ($8.99), which finds contentment with smoked bacon, blue-cheese crumbles, and regular hypnosis sessions.
Rare Burger Bar's warm lighting and vibrant colors invite patrons to dine casually, as eyes chuckle at hamburger-themed artwork bedecking the walls. A spacious bar effortlessly supports the weight of massive burgers, and adjacent flat-screen TVs wish for taste buds as they're forced to watch 3-D burger enjoyment on an endless loop.
Rare Burger Bar
Smoked bacon. Guacamole. Chili. A whole fried egg. With a simple tick mark, these and dozens of other toppings appear atop a beef, turkey, chicken, or veggie patty. Rare Burger Bar’s build-your-own-burger menu gives patrons the opportunity to make a fully custom burger. Those feeling less inventive can select from specialty burgers such as the Texas burger, which combines an all-Angus beef patty with bacon, barbecue sauce, and a homemade onion ring etched into a tiny spur. Non-burger menu items include hand-cut fries, chicken sandwiches, salads, and buffalo wings.
2197 Mineral Spring Ave.
North Providence, Rhode Island 02911