Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Steer & Wheel

 Another competitor in the burgeoning Pittsburgh food truck scene. The Steer & Wheel specializes in gourmet hamburgers and I was looking forward to trying it out.

 The Steer & Wheel was with the Pittsburgh Taco Truck in the parking lot of the Coffee Buddha on RT 19 in the North Hills. After placing my order, it took about 8 minutes to receive the food.

The Fat Tuesday Burger $7.00
 You will notice I put a Mcdonalds Double Cheeseburger in my picture for size comparison purposes. There is nothing I wont do for the reader of Pittsburgh Eats. For the visually and mentally challenged Pittsburgh Eats readers, the Mcdonalds burger is on the left.

 The Fat Tuesday Burger was about a 1/3 pound locally raised, organinc, no antibiotic, no hormone, beef patty, with pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, and remoulade sauce. All on a brioche bun baked at Mediterra bakery. The burger itself was also cooked with blackened seasoning to give it an even more pronounced cajun flavor. The burger had good flavor and the toppings were all super fresh. The remoulade and pepper jack added some spice. The brioche bun held up well to all the ingredients. A pretty tasty burger.

The French Lieutenant's Burger $8.00

   The French Lieutenant came with sauteed cremini mushrooms, brie cheese, bacon, and whole grain mustard.

 An excellent combination of ingredients with a French flair. The bacon was perfectly cooked, being both crispy and chewy. The cremini mushrooms added a pleasant savory flavor. The whole grain mustard balanced the burger with its bitterness.

    The burgers at Steer & Wheel are of the highest quality, being comparable to some of the high end burger joints in the area such as BRGR and Burgatory.  My only complaint is that the price point of the burgers is slightly high for their size. If you see the Steer & Wheel in your neighborhood, make sure you stop by and let me know what you think.

The Steer & Wheel:   7.5 / 10

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