Rockin’ Robyn’s Sassy Burger | Portland, OR
Item: Rockin’ Robyn’s Sassy Burger
I’m currently writing this review from my car, as I attempted to consume this burger about five minutes ago and it deserves an immediate review for this has been the first burger that has defeated me. Rockin’ Robyn’s Sassy Burger is a food cart located on Sandy blvd in Portland, OR and it’s definitely one to look out for.
The portion size of this burger was so large, that sadly there was still about three bites worth unaccounted for. Now I know how Adam Richman feels when he is only a few bites away from finishing a challenge, and fails. In fact, this was my first meal of the day, and I came here right after the gym. So trust me when I say I came hungry. You just need to come hungrier. This is what my friend ordered for himself, and described it as delicious and similar to the texture of shredded onions, but sweet. It’s currently sitting next to me in my car in a to-go box, and I’m so full that I’m debating throwing it away. Will I though? Probably not, I’ll post a photo later.
Anyways, for $15.25 for this burger, stuffed with 2 cheeses, 2 beef patties, a fries egg and pepper bacon, you better be expecting a hefty meal. However, I didn’t spend $15.25 for this. The best way to save some money while dining here is to purchase the Groupon deal ($5 for $10 or $10 for $20), which is exactly what I did. Want some fries? Check in here on the Yelp app, and as of today (February 21st, 2014) and however much longer this deal continues, you’ll get a free half order of fries. Since I had more money left on the Groupon, I also ordered the Apple Dream Burger…a seasonal item of a simple burger topped with shredded Braeburn apple and cheddar cheese.
First of all, the fries were delicious. Some of the best fries I’ve ever had. They are thick cut, but square shaped (not flat) and seasoned to perfection. I believe they’re seasoned with salt, pepper and a bit of Cajun spicing or paprika but I may be mistaken. Either way, they’re off the hook, and getting them for free thanks to Yelp is just awesome. They’re excellently crispy with the perfect tenderness inside. A must have item here.
Now the burger. The burger was large, filling, heavy, and an asshole. I hate when I can’t finish something. I feel both defeated and wasteful, and I can put away a lot of food. I think the fact that this monster is packed with tons of calories also filled me up good. Looking at the patties, you can see that this place has their own special blend of seasoning to give their meat a distinct flavor. The beef was cooked well done and deliciously done, and it was very, very juicy. Why took this burger to the next level was definitely the cheeses. There was both blue cheese and cheddar, and they were melted and blended to perfection. I would dip my fries in the melted cheeses that dropped onto my tray. The egg with bacon was definitely a good and necessary touch, but the distinct beef and melted cheese is what I believe make this place special.
A great thing about this place is that they have many options. Specialty burgers, ordinary, different vegetarian options and even hot dogs and stews. They have unique additions to add to a burger for only a dollar each, such as peanut butter, Braeburn apple, or Cajun seasonings.
This place is awesome, and I’ll be back once I recover. Considering actually hitting the gym for the second time today now…but maybe I’ll eat this Apple Dream Burger first.