Checking Out the Local Food and Drink Scene
Apr 9, 2014
02:20 PMThe Chow Down
What's That Wednesday: The Fountain’s New Burger
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The New Fountain burger pairs nicely with Karben4’s SamuRyePA.
The New Fountain Burger
122 State St., 250-1998
What's In It
- house burger patty
- Red Spruce four-year cheddar
- hickory smoked bacon
- house-made garlic aioli
- house-made mustard
- sautéed jalapeños
- raw onion
- pickled tomatoes
- pretzel bun
Why This Dish
In an attempt to take their namesake burger to the next level, the Fountain substituted its Juicy Lucy style burger for an updated version, released last month.
Warning: This is not your average cheeseburger.
The New Fountain Burger, like many dishes at the Fountain, highlights local ingredients and house-made toppings. The patty, ground fresh daily, is made with fifty percent brisket and fifty percent chuck, then topped with house-made mustard, aioli and a slice of four-year cheddar from Monroe, for a deliciously juicy (if not a bit messy) burger. Jalapeños give the burger some kick, though other veggies, bacon and a pretzel bun mellow it out.
While this burger may be a bit under the radar, it is not one to be missed. Grab a beer (there’s plenty of local brews on tap!) and a seat at the classic mahogany bar and settle in for some evening entertainment—the restaurant hosts live music from local artists throughout the week.
What's That Wednesday is a madisonmagazine.com series in which we choose a food or drink item from the Madison area and break it down. Have an idea for a tasty drink or dish we should feature? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet your idea to @gmedquist using the #WhatsThat hashtag.