Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately upon a well-formed feeding frenzy for two with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of gourmet burgers and American fare at Westchester Burger Co. in White Plains.
The chefs at Westchester Burger Co. press patties of ground chuck, turkey, lamb, salmon, and fresh vegetables to craft a wide variety of gourmet burgers. Because eating a burger without fries is about as fun as riding a rollycoaster without a shrieking aunt, Westchester Burger Co. offers a french-fry sampler consisting of sweet-potato waffles, yukon-gold potato wedges, julienne fries, and four dipping sauces ($8). Wrap your fangs around the Firehouse burger, a 10-ounce behemoth stacked with chili, cheddar cheese, and onion rings ($13), or wake from hunger-haunted daydreams with the South Beach, an 8-ounce salmon burger topped with tomato, coleslaw, and beet-horseradish aioli ($14). Vegetarian diners can nibble deciduous digestibles atop the Greenhouse burger ($13), and those who prefer meat sans bun can browse hearty entrees, such as the WBC meatloaf wrapped in bacon and doused in a house-made ketchup ($18).
Westchester Burger Co.
At Westchester Burger Co., the eponymous burger comprises a 10-ounce patty topped with smoked mozzarella, tomato, pickles, frisée, and a secret sauce that has helped it receive local accolades. But it was quite a journey to get the burger to where it is today: the chef and owner, who has no formal training, spent many long hours in the kitchen using trial and error and complex algorithms to uncover the delicious combination.
That burger and the rest of the menu have proved to be so successful that three Westchester Burger Co. locations have opened in three years. They serve burgers nestled between grilled cheese sandwiches made with texas toast, Kobe beef burgers on a brioche bun, and italian-sausage burgers topped with a balsamic-vinegar glaze and broccoli raab. They also serve smoked Saint Louis–style ribs, vegetable lasagna, and root beer–braised short ribs.
106 Westchester Ave.
White Plains, New York 10601