1/3 Pound Thanksgiving Burger And Fries
2/3 Pound Thanksgiving Burger
San DIego Burger Club went to Slater’s 50/50 in Point Loma for lunch today. It has become our tradition to seek out a good turkey burger around Thanksgiving, and we certainly found one today. Slater’s has a “burger of the month” each month and this month it is the Thanksgiving Burger. The Thanksgiving Burger consists of a “seasoned turkey patty, brioche dressing, turkey gravy, house made cranberry sauce, garlic and sage aioli on a honey wheat bun.” We all thoroughly enjoyed the burger and rated it an A-.
I did not have high hopes for a burger topped with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry. Surprisingly though, it was quite good. The patty, though thick, was cooked quite well with a nice char on the outside. The patty also had some nice seasoning in it that we could not identify, except we did taste the salt because there was a bit too much of it. The excess salt, and the burger being a bit messy, were really the only complaints we had. The turkey burger was very good. The fries were good as well. Though a bit thick, they were cooked nicely and had a good combination of salt and pepper on them (one of our members thought there was a bit too much salt). Slater’s also has a great selection of milkshakes and desserts, and one of our members had the Mint Chocolate Guinness shake and thought it was very good.
As usual, the Slater’s in Point Loma — being near the San Diego airport — had airplanes flying overhead periodically. The planes are low and loud, and generally interrupt conversations for 15 seconds or so. Our service also was a bit slow today, even though the restaurant was not very crowded. It took a while for the food to arrive after we ordered, and it took a while for the check to arrive as well.
We really enjoyed Slater’s Thanksgiving Burgers. It was a great way to kick-start the holiday. We don’t often forego beef burgers for other types of meat, but we were glad we did so today.