Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wingharts Burger and Whiskey Bar
Better quality burger places have been opening around the city for the last couple of years, and I really welcome the change. Tessaro's in Bloomfield was always one of the few places that would grind and mix their own meat mixture on a daily basis, but now their are many choices. I've personally tried Burgatory in Fox Chapel, Burgh'ers in Zelienople, BR'GR in East Liberty, Bubba's and Sauce in Bridgeville, and several others. All are very good...But Wingharts just might be the best.
Wingharts is in Market Square downtown. It's a small restaurant along with a full service bar specializing in a wide variety of whiskey. I don't know anything about, or really care about whiskey so I'll just talk about the food. Our server was very knowledgeable about the different cuts of beef used and the preparation of the patty's and was very helpful in all of our questions. I ended up ordering the Market Square Burger, which is loaded with bacon, mushrooms, gruyere cheese and a honey mustard dressing. This may be the best burger I've ever had. It was just tremendous. And while the toppings are all fresh and top notch, it's not the toppings that I'm referring to. The quality and flavor of the beef is what makes these burgers so good.
The menu also offered a Double Blue Burger with dried blue, along with blue cheese dressing. The Hula Burger with pineapple, BBQ sauce, cheddar, and caramelized onions. There is also a chicken sausage burger, a veggie burger (for you vegetarians that frequent burger restaurants) and even one with chipped ham and cheese! Here's the description from the menu: Oly Cah! Chip chop’ am n beer chhese?! On a burger?! Git aht a than! Yinz guys gotta see dis...
This is the Shipwreck Burger, loaded with Brie cheese, caramelized onions with bacon, arugula, and white truffle aioli.
Winghart's is located in Market Square downtown and a new location just opened right on Carson Street on the South Side of Pittsburgh.