Part 2: Shroom Burger, Salty Carmel Shake, and the Equinox

Pittsburgh Chevy Burger and Shake Crawl 2011

Continuing on with the tasting at one of Pittsburgh’s top burger places, BrGr it was time for the Shroom Burger. Once again they brought out a tray of burgers all sliced in quarters for us each to have a little taste. I was particularly excited to try this one because even though there was once again no bacon to be found it had mushrooms, and I love mushrooms.

Pilled high with shrooms and onions this is what a mushroom burger should be. Too many times have I tried a mushroom burger only to be disappointed that the shroom flavor was lost but I’m glad to report that this was not the case. The beef, onions, and mushroom flavors were blended together seamlessly and instead of one flavor being the star this was definitely a team event. I’m even going to go out on limb here and say this was one of the best mushroom burgers I have ever had the pleasure of eating and I will be returning to BrGr so I can devour a whole one.

To wash it down we got some Salty Caramel milk shakes. At first glance it looked just like a normal vanilla milk shake with a little squirt of caramel in it but at first taste I knew it was a little more complex than that.

When most people here the word salt associated with something that should be sweet they immediately think it’s going to be bad. I see this all the time when it comes to things like chocolate covered bacon. People that have never tried it can’t seem to wrap their heads around how well savory salt and sweet sugar go together but upon tasting it their minds become open to all kinds of possibilities.

Salt and caramel work together so well there is even a very popular candy that works of this premise, Sugar Daddy, and that’s what this shake reminded me of. It was like having a Sugar Daddy without all that annoying caramel getting stuck in your teeth.

Speaking of thinks that are sweet, let’s talk about the Equinox. The Equinox is a smaller SUV but don’t let that fool you. It has some of the largest leg room in the business. It can easily handle multiple passengers over six feet tall and as mid size SUVs go it comes out on top in the gas mileage department with 32 MPG for highway driving.

One of the first things you will notice when you’re driving down the road is actually something you can’t notice at all, and that’s outside noise. The Equinox has one of the quietus rides thanks to the Active Noise Cancelation technology that comes standard on the Equinox. It’s equipped with microphones and subwoofers that can detect repetitive sounds, like the sound your tires make on the road, and then outputs the opposite frequency therefore canceling out the noise so you hear nothing. I would say the Equinox is worth the price tag coming in at around 24 thousand.

Still to come, BrGr has one more burger shake combo to go. So come on back for Part 3: Salmon Burger, Dark Chocolate Shake, and The Cruze (teaser, one of these things comes with bacon. Can you guess which one?)