Burger Quest :: Mighty Kitchen & Others

I admit it. I’ve eaten a lot of burgers this past year, and without ranking them on my Burger Quest list. Truth is…I forgot! But I’m here now to add a batch of new burgers to the bunch, all of which I’ve discussed in other posts (kinda-sorta) with the exception of Mighty Kitchen.

‘Twas a lovely surprise when I took my first bite of my Turkey Bánh Mì slider there, one of a trio of little sandwiches (actually, I got four because, along with my grilled cheese, I mistakenly received a western slider that I gave to a friend; eventually, they brought my Dirty Bird, a chicken and waffle slider). There were so many tasty components to the compact little sandwich that pleased me as I made my way through it, the tangy crisp of carrots, mint, and sprouts mingling well with hoisin glaze and smooth, zesty mayo. And I made my way through it quickly. Next time, I know to order three Banh Mis. And maybe a fourth if they’ll allow it.

Mighty Kitchen sliders Mighty Kitchen Dirty Bird slider Mighty Kitchen Banh mi slider

Also yummy: their mac n cheese, and a wide variety of comfort classics, with choices ranging from healthy to inventive to indulgent.

Mighty Kitchen Mac N Cheese Mighty Kitchen Brownie Sundae

Mighty Kitchen in Los Alamitos (in the spot previously occupied by Spin! Neapolitan Pizza)
11122 Los Alamitos Blvd.

Also added to the list: Great Maple’s GM Turkey Burger, the ACE Burger from Art & Craft Eatery, the Taste Burger from Taste Wine Beer Kitchen, and the cheeseburger from Pig Pen Delicacy

Official Dianderthal Burger Quest Burger List:
1. The Spicy Bird at Umami Burger
2. Hawkins House of Burgers turkey burger with everything (mayo, mustard, , , red onion, lettuce), cheese added
3. The Chianina Burger at Working Class Kitchen with cheese
4. PCB (Plan Check Burger) at Plan Check with americanized dashi cheese, ketchup leather, schmaltz onions, mixed pickles, crunch bun
5. Turkey Bánh Mì sliders from Mighty Kitchen with pickled carrots, jalapeños, mint, cilantro, sprouts, cucumber, spicy hoisin glaze, and spicy mayo.
6. Simmzy’s Burger with angus beef patty, chow chow onions, melted cheddar, garlic aioli, lettuce & sliced tomato
7. Pig Pen Delicacy cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, Thousand Island, and American cheese on a brioche bun
8. 25 Degrees Number One Burger (turkey subbed for beef) with caramelized onions, crescenza, prelibato gorgonzola, bacon, arugula, thousand island
9. Whistle Stop Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, and Whistle Stop sauce [CLOSED]
10. Shake Shack’s ShackBurger, with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and ShackSauce
11. Burger Lounge’s Free Range Turkey Burger, served Lounge Style with organic white cheddar, grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, and house-made 1000 Island
12. Father’s Office Burger with arugula, caramelized onions, Gruyere, applewood bacon, and maytag blue cheese
13. Island’s California Flyer turkey burger (BBQ sauce, “Island Reds” – fried onion straws, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato & mayo)
14.Golden State turkey burger with provolone, lettuce, tomato, red onion, aioli, and ketchup, (added grilled onions)
15. ACE burger with brioche, caramelized onion, mayo, cheddar, fried onion, lettuce, tomato, picked red onions (yep – three kinds of onions!!) from Art & Craft Eatery
16. Taste Burger with aged cheddar and fried shallots from Taste Wine Beer Kitchen
17. The Crunchburger at Bobby’s Burger Palace – cheese and potato chips (and some kind of sweet, tangy sauce for my french fries and ketchup)
18. GM Turkey Burger with melted brie, arugula, caramelized onion marmalade, aioli from Great Maple
19. Oh My Burger BYOMB (Build Your Oh My Burger) turkey with OMB sauce, ketchup, pepper jack, and onion rings
20. Holstein’s California Turkey Burger with sprouts, tomato, avocado, cucumber claw, pepperjack cheese, and Russian dressing
21. Yeah! Burger (Make It Your Own – turkey patty, whole wheat bun, pepper jack cheese, sriracha mayo, ketchup, grilled onions, honey mustard)
22. The Habit (Veggie burger made like a Charburger, with mayo, pickle, tomato, lettuce, caramelized onions, cucumber, and sprouts)
23. Hopdaddy Goodnight/Good Cause Burger, turkey subbed for beef with Tillamook cheddar, BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeños, hickory BBQ, and sassy sauce (whatever that is)
24. The Counter (Build Your Own – turkey patty, grilled onions, cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, ketchup)
25. Burger City Grill (The BCG, turkey patty, pickles, grilled onions)
26. The Dallas at Bobby’s Burger Palace – spice crusted ground turkey patty with coleslaw, jack cheese, BBQ sauce, and pickles

Fry Factor
1. Island’s fries with ranch dressing
1. Sweet potato fries at Umami Burger
3. Simmzy’s Mixed Bag of shoestring and sweet potato fries with garlic aioli and avocado buttermilk sauce
4. Golden State fried sweet potato wedges with garlic aioli (and a few with curry ketchup)
5. Working Class Kitchen’s frites
6. Burger Lounge’s fries with house-made Ranch
7. Bobby’s Burger Palace sweet potato fries (2017)
8. ACE fries
9. Whistle Stop’s fries [Closed]
10. Holstein’s sweet potato fries
11. The regular fries and the cheese fries at Shake Shack
12. 25 Degrees Half & Half (sweet potato and regular fries)
13. Mighty Kitchen’s fries
14. Pig Pen Delicacy’s fries
15.. Hopdaddy’s Kennebec & truffle fries
16. Taste Kitchen’s fries
17. Father’s Office sweet potato fries with blue cheese aioli
18. The Counter 50-50 fries (half regular, half sweet Ps)
19. Oh My Burger sweet potato fries
20. The Habit french fries
21. Plan Check sweet potato waffle fries and regular fries
22. Bobby’s Burger Palace sweet potato fries (2015)
23. Great Maple fries
24. Burger City Grill fries
25. Yeah! Burger sweet potato fries
26. Hawkins House of Burgers fries

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