I love chili and I love a good burger. So, from the moment I laid my eyes on this place, I knew I had to try it. It had all the makings of a future favorite: first of all, the name, HOTburgers, made promises of a truly spicy, meaty experience. Secondly, it's not part of any huge franchise who applies the ”one size fits all” strategy regarding seasoning and flavor. And lastly, it's a small hole-in-the-wall, far from the busier side of town, so I secretly fantasized about making this my own, personal oasis. My own little spicy hideout. My precious...
And then I tried it.
”TAKING EVERY SHORTCUT IN THE BOOK”
Ok, guys, first you gotta drop the ”HOT” from the name. There's nothing hot about ketchup and mayonnaise. Nor is there anything hot about a burger with paperthin meat and way too much bread (factory-produced, of course). This restaurant is all about taking every shortcut in the book. Sure, you have a so called spicy burger, but simply adding sliced jalapeños to the mix doesn't cut it. Tastewise, it's as insipid (don't look the word up, just go to HOTburgers and you'll know what it means) as milk mixed with water. At least the kebab here is not as bad as the burgers, but that's not saying a whole lot.
Add to this the freezing indoor temperature, the butt killer plastic chairs and the general non-atmosphere, and what you have is a hole-in-the-wall that you can easily skip.