1/2lb burger with gorgonzola cheese, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes 8.99
Cooking Style/Temp: grilled, ordered medium rare
Additions/Subtractions: added mayo
The good: hand formed patty, 8oz, good seasoning. The bad: overhandled, causing the burger to be too dense and tough, and it was overcooked, which wasn’t a problem at first as it was still good and juicy, but by the time i got to the end of the burger, it was dry and grey.
Excellent grilled sesame seed bakery bun. great combo of crunchy and soft, held up for the entire burger.
The saltiness of the gorgonzola was offset really well with the mellow mayo and artichokes. The sun-dried tomatoes added a nice hint of fruitiness and color, but were too chewy, texture-wise and were kind of a pain in the arse. Overall a nice combo.
Comes with house-made kettle chips, which can be pretty bitter, but are extremely tasty when dipped in their own BBQ sauce. The sauce is really good, it has a nice balance of sweetness and vinegar kick. All the other food in the menu is a large step up from regular pub eats. Highlights are the many varieties of mac & cheese, the rueben, the philly cheesesteak (which they should just call a steak sandwich) and almost everything else. Great draft beer selection as well.
A relaxed vibe is the order of the hour pretty much every hour they’re open. The bar area is a comfortable size, they have some nice outdoor seating and friendly staff.
After a supremely lackluster first visit on my burgerquest, Keystone has more than turned things around. I dont know if management changed hands or if I just caught them on a bad day, but after a few recent visits, it’s become one of my favorite places to eat and/or drink. The burger meat gets a average score, but i think a lot of places have a problem really understanding how to handle a burger to make it it’s best. If they can resolve that, the burger could really be something special.