bobby’s burger palace: cherry hill – crunchburger

I’ve avoided this place. Well, not really. It’s more the fact that this place would never come up in discussion on where to grab a burger. One reason is because the Philly location is all the way out in University City, the opposite end of the city from where I reside. Another reason is because it’s a chain headed by a celebrity chef. I’m not saying that all celebrity chef chains are horrible, it’s just that the quality may not be up to the hype surrounding the celebrity chef. I visted my family in the burbs last weekend and I was feeling a burger. My father suggested Bobby’s Burger Palace and I figured, why not, let’s give it a try.

BBP has a list of 10 burgers and I thought for sure I was dead set on the Bobby Blue Burger with blue cheese and bacon. The only burger that had a red box around it was the Crunchburger. That easily got my attention. Also because it said “Crunchify” on the menu in several places. To crunchify means to add potato chips to the burger. Since it was everywhere, I figured this was the BBP thing to do. One medium-rare Crunchburger was ordered. In addition, a side of hand cut fries and my father’s burger, the Buffalo Style Burger was ordered.

The Crunchburger is a burger with double American cheese and a ton of potato chips nestled between a soft seeded bun. The burger was overcooked to medium. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it. The meat was juicy and flavorful. The patty was appropriately sized for the bun, too. Potato chips on a burger though? I don’t know. When I was growing up, I vividly remember several friends who would add potato chips to their sandwiches and I thought it was odd. I’m still not a believer. The chips on the burger seemed to add a texture and saltiness, but I could have done without em. Perhaps if you were one of those potato chip on your school lunch sandwich type of people, this is right up your alley!

The fries were a smidge overcooked, but tasted good. The dipping sauce that came with the fries was somewhat 1000 Island-like, but was way too liquidy to be a dipping sauce, in my opinion.

I paid $6.75 for that burger and it was much better than a lot of the burgers I’ve paid almost $10 or more in recent weeks. Bobby’s Burger Palace serves a pretty satisfying burger (for your stomach and your wallet)!

Bobby’s Burger Palace
2000 Rt. 38; Suite 1160
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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philly foodspotting grilled cheese & tomato soup eatup – november 2011

Check out my guest post/recap of last week’s grilled cheese & tomato soup eatup on the Foodspotting blog!

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trendy sweets

Formerly in Haddon Heights, NJ, this cupcakery recently moved and set up shop at the Moorestown Mall. I’ve had their cupcakes every once in a while now and the red velvet has been my favorite of theirs.

This past weekend though, I tried a turtle cupcake. I’m not crazy about chocolate cakes or cupcakes but holy crap was this good. They’ve got your typical turtle ingredients/flavors of chocolate, pecans, and caramel but there was something there that really elevated the flavor. That was salt. The caramel is salted! Ever since I had the budino at Barbuzzo I’ve been in love with the flavor of salted caramel.

I never thought I’d like another cupcake variety over red velvet. Looks like I’m getting turtle cupcakes when I come here now.

Trendy Sweets
Moorestown Mall
(located close to the Piercing Pagoda stall near the center)
400 Route 38
Moorestown, NJ 08057

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la esperanza – lengua tacos

These lengua tacos were so far the best I’ve had! The lengua was much more tender and cut into bigger pieces. The tortillas were also a lot softer and larger. This is all compared to my previous lengua taco experience.

different sauces

They served two different sauces with the tacos. One was a less spicy green sauce and the red was much spicer with a base of chipotles in adobo. Both were pretty tasty.

It’s kind of a hike from Philly and a still a good walk from the Lindenwold PATCO station, but worth checking out if you’re in the area! I wanna come back again. The carnitas tacos sounded pretty good but the lengua won me over. Will definitely order those next time.

La Esperanza
40 East Gibbsboro Rd
Lindenwold, NJ 08021

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la guadalupana – lengua taco

A lengua taco has been on my to-eat list for a while now. I’m not opposed or appalled by the consumption of tongue. It’s just that I’ve never had the opportunity to try it. Luckily, a friend of mine was down for lunch and we went to a place he often gets lengua tacos.

They started us off with homemade tortilla chips topped with refried beans and queso fresco accompanied with a hot sauce. The tacos came out soon afterwards and they were delicious! The lengua was tasty and I’m totally ordering these again.

Don’t be scared of tongue. Go out and try some.

La Guadalupana
150 Haddon Avenue
Westmont, NJ 08108

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