Hungry Andy’s D.I.Y. Burger
Published: September 21, 2011
629 S. Broadway, (410) 558-1869, hungryandys.com
It would be heedless to discount the rise of the burger specialists in Baltimore who have stepped up the burger game as far as ingredients and, more importantly, sandwich complexity. All manner of unusual, exotic, gor-met, and, let’s face it, straight-up twee things can be piled upon your meat puck. But at what point does the burger cease to be a burger and instead become merely an edible plate for a Top Chef wannabe to garnish with dragonfruit jicama fennel pollen chutney or whatever the fuck? Hungry Andy’s keeps things real. From a base of a half-pound hand-formed burger on a kaiser roll, you can opt for any or all of its 14 less than fancy but burger-appropriate toppings, including chunky hand-carved pit-turkey, fried egg, mushrooms, and motherfucking onion rings, for one low price. So low that for the price of one well-equipped burger from a specialty joint, you can get two fully loaded DIYs at Hungry Andy’s. QED.