Excellent burger, street corn highlight menu
The plan was to make a stop by the new Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings lunch stop in the old Burritos Brother Taco Company Midtown location just off of University Avenue.
Hurricane BTW owner Jack Gandolfo had different ideas.
"Are you a burger, wings, or a taco guy Mike," he asked sounding like Las Vegas card dealer ready to serve me up a lunch made to order.
"I like to call myself an eating professional," I responded trying to slow down the apparent food train coming directly at the GLOB Master.
"So who makes the best burger in town," the hamburger stand owner asked. "I've heard about Gainesville's Relish hamburger and I like it, it's a good burger," he added.
"You look like a double cheeseburger kinda guy to me," Jack said waving for a server to come take our order. "I'm telling you GLOB Master give the Hurricane BTW Double Cheeseburger with guacamole, and bacon a try and you will find out what a really good hamburger is," Jack said.
How would you react to challenge like this after bragging about being an eating professional, and listing my favorite local burgers . . . I ordered the Hurricane Burger Tacos Wings Double Cheeseburger with guacamole, and bacon.
"You need to add a side of Mexican St. corn to go with that burger. Have you eaten Street Corn before? Before they coat the corn on the cob with cheese queso sauce, they dredge the corn in delicious spices, what a flavor blast," Jack exclaimed.
I was smiling thinking good, no French fries today as I sat waiting for my unplanned lunch.
I liked the design of the Burrito Brothers restaurant and not much has changed, however there seems more of an emphasis to the bar area being the center of activity in Hurricane's BTW.
Street corn ($3.50), is the highlight of the short list of HBTW appetizers. Guacamole & Chips ($6), French fries ($2), and Kimchi Slaw ($2) are available.
An $8 price point seems to be the driver for main lunch entrees. There are substantial varieties of both chicken wings, ($8 for eight) and the tacos, ($8 each for six out of seven choices).
Of the five hamburger choices two of the selections, including the Hurricane BTW Double Cheeseburger with guacamole, and bacon ($10.50), are titled Premium lunch choices.
There is a complete menu at the restaurant link at the bottom of this page.
The multi-stacked double cheeseburger was a smorgasborg of flavors and textures. I like to think a good hamburger dressed all the away will allow this eating professional an opportunity to enjoy all the flavors. That's what was happening here. The bacon flavor was pronounced, of course the mustard, ketchup, made their obligatory presence. I was surprised that the guacamole spread was a little on the light side for a $1.50 scoop.
The hamburger bun was steamed perfectly, and it was just the correct size for my mega-sandwich. Isn't it funny how a bad bun, hamburger sandwich roll experience can really mess up a good thing.
I wish I had stuck to my no-thank-you-guns and waited to experience the Hurricane with friend. You know what I'm talking about GLOBers. The idea of sharing lunch can open so many eating surprising doors. I'm going back to HBTW with a pal and I will have the DIY half-a-burger, one taco and two chicken wing platter of my own creation, spices and flavors. Plus a plate of the very tasty Street Corn
The Pluses and Minuses of Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings:
Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings (+) indicators: A very good hamburger, a multitude of delicious choices and decisions looming.
Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings (-) indicators: This is a student driven lunch stop prepare yourself accordingly.
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- Phone Number: 352 72704222
- Address: 1402 W. Univ. Ave., Gainesville, FL
- Urban GLOB Location: Midtown
- Web Site: Hurricane Burgers Tacos Wings
- Latitude: 29.652433
- Longitude: -82.340686
Flo Tuesday, 28 August 2012 12:06 Comment Link
BB's guacamole is the BEST! Look for the green neon "GUAC" sign near the order window.
Ron Schmidt Thursday, 24 March 2011 12:56 Comment Link
In a non food related item. Check out the great concert at the Civic Media Center on Saturday night. Staber and Chasnoff.. husband-wife duo bluegrassy/folk. Mandolin and guitar, plus great harmony. A steal at $10. Hope to see you there.