The U.F.O. Burger - one of the most ridiculous things I've ever eaten
And it was friggen' GOOD! Eatin at The North River Tavern outside of Atlanta, GA
My wife and I subscribe to Groupon's emails hucking local deals at discounted prices. One of the deals was for a joint I hadn't been to in a looooonnnnnggggg time; The North River Tavern outside of Atlanta, GA.
North river Tavern
The North River Tavern hasn't changed much since I had been back in my late 20s; it's a bit of a dive bar with a nice atmosphere and an eclectic clientele. Back in my 20s, I'd go with local friends and drink TONS of booze late into the night. I'm actually not aware if they served food back then or not! But I tell you what; I'm sure glad I saw the Groupon and looked at the menu on the North River Tavern website because the Groupon was purchased and a ridiculous burger was ordered!
A bit of a dive but with a great atmosphere!
I ordered their highlighted, premier, top of the line burger called the U.F.O Burger; the name comes from one of their signature appetizers called the U.F.O - The Ultimate Fried Onion. Imagine an onion ring. They're good, right!?! Now imagine an onion ring that decided it wanted to be the life of the party as it snorts blow off a hooker's....
...I think you get the idea. This thing is CRAZY! Onion, wrapped in bacon, filled with multiple cheeses, diced jalapeno, and the breaded and deep fried! It's topped with pic de gallo and served with a side of hot and sweet chili sauce. I took advantage of the NRT's option to ad a single U.F.O. to any meal and damn, I'm glad I did! The flavors where just next level awesome, and I wouldn't have thought of serving it with pico de gallo AND sweat chili sauce. It just went so well together! And the U.F.O. is BIG! Two of these could be a meal!
One U.F.O. - what's inside of you!?
OH, HOLY LORD! The U.F.O. is AWESOME!!!
After wolfing down my U.F.O., I got excited knowing I was going to have another one, but this time on a burger. Taking one of these giant U.F.O.s and slapping it on a big burger is just brilliant! And again, the flavors all just kind of work! The burger features a beef patty, the U.F.O., arugula, pico de gallo, cracked pepper, honey mayo, and more chili sauce. Now let me tell you; I usually don't go for sweet flavors with dinner and beef. But on the burger, with the U.F.O., it just all worked! And all of these ingredients made for one of those burgers that once you pick it up, you can't put it back down. It was just messy and so damn good - I couldn't put it back on the plate!
My U.F.O. burger and some cheese fries!
Oh holy damn! I ate myself STUPID! The burger was big and filling, and ohhhhhhh sooooooooo good. And I was a little surprised with my beautiful wife, who ordered a huge southwestern style salad. She finished the whole thing and it was pretty damn large for a salad. I can't wait to get back to North River Tavern - I'm probably going to order the same exact thing!
My wife's pretty big, pretty good southwestern style salad.