Burgers, craft beer, classic cocktails, and funky sides like mac and cheese fritters make Big Gun Burger Shop a great place to put on the regular rotation. Each week, they feature a Meatbangers Ball Burger, which can range from an homage to Normandy Farm’s Mike Ray (dry-aged ground beef, prosciutto, brie, arugula, and aioli) to a Royale with Cheese (homage to John Travolta?) with an 1855 beef patty, aged cheddar, hydroponic butter lettuce, and a beefsteak tomato. On the regular menu, you’ll find such delights as the Bungalow Burger, which piles bacon, caramelized onions, havarti cheese, tomato, and dill mayo on a fresh bun. There are a lot of nice little touches like the hand-cut fries and tangy housemade pickles that accompany each burger and a small plates selection that includes fried Brussels sprouts and chicken bog. Add to it a slate of over 20 classic cocktails and good beers on tap, and you’ve got a burger bar that knows how to make a big bang. —Stephanie Barna
Dish (Winter 2014)
Serious burgers for serious eaters.
Features: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Lunch and Dinner (daily)
Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri 4pm-6pm: 1/2 price burgers, $1 off of craft beers, $3 house liquors
Sun 11am-2am: $3 house liquors plus $3 fireball, $3 fernet branca, $3 Jäger, $3 Goldschlager, $3 Rumple Minze. 1/2 price bottles of wine and $1 off Craft Draft Beers