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Order Up: Charm City Burgers

Charm City's cowboy-style burger with a fried-egg addition is gloriously messy and delicious.
Charm City's cowboy-style burger with a fried-egg addition is gloriously messy and delicious.
John Linn

An excerpt from this week's dish review, on Deerfield's own Charm City Burgers:

The standard logic here would be to cut the packed burger in half and approach it a little at a time. But that only goes so far. The best tactic is to position your hands opposite your mouth so that when you bite one side of the bun, the fresh-ground patty doesn't go squirting out the back. But that just leads to gobs of freshly sautéed onions and mushrooms running out of the sides. As I bite into mine, the top part of the bun slides off along a thick wedge of tomato lubricated by "Charm sauce" (a sort of spicy thousand island that is hardly charming when it's splotched all over your face). When I shove it back in place, a slice of thick-cut, black pepper-studded bacon tumbles out of one side. I know better than to commit the foolish act of setting this hunk of steer down to readjust; getting it back up again in one piece would be futile. Instead, I attack the weak points strategically, spotting bits of fried egg about to spill out or points where the bun is about to collapse. By the time I finish, bits of burger shrapnel and soaked paper napkins litter the table.

There are a lot of great burger joints in South Florida, and Charm City has a place among the best of 'em. Read the whole review when it appears in Dish tomorrow. In the mean time, eat vicariously through us with this spread of photos.

With all the construction on Hillsboro Blvd., Charm City can be easy to miss from the front. Just look for the colorful windows.
With all the construction on Hillsboro Blvd., Charm City can be easy to miss from the front. Just look for the colorful windows.
John Linn
The inside is clean, bright, and colorful.
The inside is clean, bright, and colorful.
John Linn
There's a plethora of burger options at Charm City, from lamb burgers with feta and cucumber tsatsiki to "the emporer," an eight-ounce American Kobe beef patty with an optional foie gras topper.
There's a plethora of burger options at Charm City, from lamb burgers with feta and cucumber tsatsiki to "the emporer," an eight-ounce American Kobe beef patty with an optional foie gras topper.
John Linn
Burgertopia: a happy place, where "eat me" takes on a whole new meaning.
Burgertopia: a happy place, where "eat me" takes on a whole new meaning.
John Linn
The key to a messy burger: cut it and half, and tackle it a little at a time.
The key to a messy burger: cut it and half, and tackle it a little at a time.
John Linn
Crunchy, well-seasoned hand-cut fries are one of the many great sides. The onion rings are particularly destination-worthy.
Crunchy, well-seasoned hand-cut fries are one of the many great sides. The onion rings are particularly destination-worthy.
John Linn
Hand sanitizer is standard at every table. You'll need it, and a mountain of napkins.
Hand sanitizer is standard at every table. You'll need it, and a mountain of napkins.
John Linn

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