Nelson’s is really establishing itself on State Street. Whether it be for live music, dinner, or just drinks with friends, Nelson’s is a good choice. Last night I was there for dinner. I have eaten there many times, but I have never ordered their burger. Yesterday was my chance. I made my way to 1033 State St. around 6 p.m. to eat before the SeaWolves Buck Night game. Business was rather slow, so we had our choice of tables. Our server was with us quickly, took our drink orders, and gave us some time with the menus. Though I knew what I was getting, I still like reading about all of their other food. I was half tempted to order their Reuben sandwich because it is incredibly good, but I stuck to my gun and ordered their Snake River Farms Kobe Burger. Also, you get a choice of side: French fries, homemade chips, or seasonal veggies. I went with fries.
The burger came out and looked awesome. The top bun was swirled with ketchup and mayonnaise while the burger sat on top of the lettuce, tomato, and onion on the bottom. The burger patty itself was topped with melted Fontina cheese.
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Drippage Factor – Not much came out this burger. Don’t get me wrong, this burger was far from dry (though it was cooked pretty well-done and I ordered it medium-well). The flavors of the beef were cooking in perfectly. The juices just didn’t drip out.
Herd Size – It was a hefty half-pound burger crafted from 100% Snake River Farms American Style Kobe beef. I’m sure they go through a lot of cows there.
Handling – To hold, all you needed was one. To actually eat, you need two and a third to hold the napkin.
Financing – Due to where the beef comes from, this burger is a little pricey. At $10.95, this is not a burger you are going to go out and buy every night of the week.
From the patty to the cheese to the bun, this was a great burger all around. It really is one to come back for. Their hand-cut fries make are a perfect side as well. If burgers really aren’t your thing, make sure to go see what else they offer. Like I said, their Reubens are great, as are the seafood and many of their other sandwiches.
Until next time,
Andrew – Beard vs. Food