Patrick Henry Would’ve Loved Liberty Burger

by Steven Doyle   photos by Robert Bostick

When your paterfamilias is the legendary Gene Street who brought us such restaurants as Black Eyed Pea, Good Eats and Lucky’s, you will be forever put on notice should you ever attempt to succeed in the same industry. As the rumors turned into reality the young and insightful Mariel Street succeeded as she and her siblings opened what we are sure is just the first Liberty Burger.

Far from fast food, the burger-only restaurant is splashy and delectable. When ordering your Liberty Burger it is important to realize that all the ingredients are of the fresh-n-local variety, as is the beautifully baked bun from Empire Baking Company which is the tie that binds.           

There are a few suggested burgers to choose from including the Woodstock which is comprised of Swiss cheese, spring greens, avocado, tomato and basil garlic aioli, or the Napa with its gorgonzola cheese, arugula, roasted tomatoes, green olives, onion, basil garlic aioli.

All the burgers are hefty and idyllic in stature. Big and beefy is the order of the day and each burger is served with a large steak knife to remind you that it’s not just a burger. Emanating from the recesses of the bun you will spot the greens and pickles. But they are magically suspended by thick layers of cheese and sauces.

Sides include house-made skinny fries, freshly prepared onion rings, sweet potato fries and killer meringue pies. There are also some nice craft beer selections available.

Sure, if beef isn’t your gig you can order a chicken sandwich, but you will forever be marked a traitor. Seriously, the chicken sandwich is called the Traitor. It’s a grilled breast with smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato and basil garlic aioli served on a multi-grain bread. As far as chicken goes we always think you should go big or go home.

The simple Liberty Burger can be built anyway you wish, but real cheddar cheese and thickly sliced smoked bacon should always be part of your mantra.

We last dropped into Liberty at 2pm and the place was still abuzz with dudes in suits and a few soccer moms binging on burgers. The service at Liberty is quick and tidy. You will spot plenty of roving staff cleaning tables and offering refills on most anything, including more burgers. On our most recent visit we spotted one of the owners, Dace Street, on KP duty.

The burger is pretty special. We love the buns, the beef is tender and smoky and all the ingredients make the burger stand out. If you like ‘em juicy be sure to order medium well or else the burger will be cooked all the way through. This is especially true if you sub out beef for bison.

We loved the burger, and will be back soon to continue through the menu.

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One response to “Patrick Henry Would’ve Loved Liberty Burger

  1. Teresa Wallace

    What is the address?

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