The Burg & Barrel - Overland Park, Kansas
When The Burg & Barrel opened in 2013 in Overland Park, Kansas, it was billed as a gourmet burger bar. I'm not sure I would still use that description, but it does have a large selection of creative hamburgers. It is just around the corner from Metcalf Avenue in a strip mall space which formerly housed The Peanut and later, the 76th Street Bar & Grill.
Other than sandwiches and burgers, the food menu is a bit short, but has many items which look appealing. The only entrees presently on the menu which we have tried are the salmon sandwich and the fish & fries.
Of the 8 burgers, my favorite is the Smoke House hamburger with apple wood smoked bacon, cheddar cheese, bibb lettuce, tomato, red onion & pickles. It was cooked medium rare as ordered. The steak came medium well, even though it was ordered the same.
The best thing about the burger and sandwiches was the brioche bun!
The salmon sandwich was notable more for the toppings, than for the salmon. It was toped with the same bacon, lettuce & tomato, plus avocado and honey balsamic sauce. Many of the dishes include avocado.
My favorite side dishes have been the hand cut French fries, onion rings and fried mushrooms with truffle buttermilk aioli. The mushrooms used to come with a garlic buttermilk dipping sauce which I liked better, but they really are a good value, having gone up only 50 cents in 8 years. Most places serve pre made mushrooms, but these tasted like they were battered fresh mushrooms. The batter on the onion rings ha improved over the year and now contains amber ale. They come with a house dressing which I really enjoy.
The barrel side of the menu is represented by 16 beers on tap, 11 bottle craft beers and 41 whiskies. 6 ounce glass of beer are available for those wanting to sample several.
The service has been quite good during all our visits, perhaps 15 times over the years.
LAS 4/13 copyright 2013-2021 by Keith Stokes