You know I love my burgers and now I was introduced to a new burger joint â€“ although this oneâ€™s menu is very unique and really has something for everyone (especially vegetarians)
Smashburger opened its second New England location at 203 University Ave, University Station, Westwood on Wednesday April 1st and I was invited along with my blogger buddies for some burger tasting!
Yes, they have very good burgers with a bit of unique flavors but they also had THE BEST chicken sandwich I have had in a very long time and an avocado ranch black bean burger that was very good and I donâ€™t even like black bean burgers!
The chicken sandwich was a masterpiece with cucumbers, spinach, goat cheese, tomato, onion and balsamic vinaigrette on a multi-grain bun. We also got to try the classic smash burger, BBQ bacon and cheddar burger, the truffle mushroom swiss burger and the buffalo and blue cheese crispy chicken sandwich. At Smashburger, the secret is in the smash. It starts with 100-percentâ€”fresh, never frozen, All-natural Certified Angus Beef and is smashed on a 400 degree flat grill to sear in the juicy flavor. To further the â€œbetter burgerâ€ experience, the burgers are served on toasted artisan buns.
They also have tossed salads and the most amazing rosemary and garlicâ€“seasoned Smashfries.Â ANDâ€¦.they have some very unique sides including the Haystack Onions, and Veggie Frites (flash-fried and seasoned carrot sticks and green beans) â€“ very yummy.Â You have to try the fried pickles!Â We also got to try the Haagen-Dazs shakes – umâ€¦hello salted caramel: you are my favorite. The chocolate shake and oreo ones were not bad either!
The 2400 square-foot Smashburger is very nice in side and much more upscale than an normal burger joint. Visit them and soon!
Disclosure: I was invited for a Smashburger tasting before it opened to the public and received a fun gift bag with goodies. All opinion are my own in this blog post.