The King of Burgers

Pier 22

BY BRITTANY MATTIE SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING THURSDAY MAR 15, 2018

No, not BurgerKing. This is not your average cheeseburger. Repeat— this is not your average cheeseburger. Pier 22 Executive Chef, Greg Campbell has royally outdone himself with this beefy number. Chef proudly prepares most of the menu completely from scratch and this is no exception. He mentions, “We try to be as food sustainable as we can, using as much of our own food as possible. We make it as difficult as we possibly can on ourselves.” Knowing now how much goes into preparing their dishes, it’s astonishing to see how effortless they end up looking on the plate. Exhibit A above, the Pier 22 Burger. This 8 oz certified Angus beef is grilled to order, awaiting the drop down on some sliced avocado and spread of basil mayo. Powering above, lies melted smoked cheddar, a fried egg and five-spice brown sugar bacon. Lettuce, tomato and raw onion fixings garnish the very top, all one big happy family living together between the homey walls of a fluffy bun. Pier 22 modestly mentions that they make their own bread—burger buns, dinner rolls, pizza dough, desserts, all made in their in-house bakery.

All sandwiches/burgers are served with your choice of house fries, coleslaw, house chips or side salad. If you’re feeling like a baller, you can upgrade to fruit, balsamic chips or their ever popular poutine—made of local cheese curds and homemade gravy. The Pier 22 Burger is available during lunch everyday and is also on their Sunday Brunch menu. Whatever time of day you decide to go and try this crowning burger, be sure to go with an entirely empty stomach! Food coma awaits.

1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton, 941-748-8087

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Image taken by Wyatt Kostygan

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