Cowboy Burger – The HideawayJanuary 15, 2011 • By Rodney
The Hideaway is a bar located in the Curtis Park area of Sacramento, CA. I heard about The Hideaway after seeing some of their dishes posted to one of my new favorite websites, FoodSpotting.com.
If this was an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this bar would fit squarely (and possibly proudly) into the “Dives” category. The inside of the bar is decorated with pinup artwork everywhere you look, while the bar itself sports a semi open floorplan with one pool table and lots of seating options. You place your order at the bar and grab the table of your choice to wait while your food is prepared.
Before I get to the burger, I have to give a shout out to some of the best french fries that I’ve ever tasted. My wife and I ordered the Parmesan cheese fries appetizer to start off with. The menu described these french fries as “truffled fries topped with parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper” and they repped their description to the fullest. They were perfectly cooked with a crispy outside and a chewy inside. The salty taste of the parmesan cheese worked well with the loads of cracked pepper that topped the dish.
For my burger entree I ordered the “Cowboy Burger” which had house made BBQ sauce, onion rings, bacon, cheese. The chef cooked my burger to a perfect medium and delivered a burger that came stacked with flavor. I love a burger that comes plated looking like the leaning tower of Pisa. This one was piled high with fresh toppings that seemed like they were there to intimidate you with flavor before you take that first chomp.
Each bite of this burger tower was flavored up with the chef’s own BBQ sauce that looked more like a BBQ paste but tasted more like heaven sauce. The bun on this cheeseburger seemed like it was fresh from a bakery and was perfectly toasted. The bacon was crispy, and the inside of the angus beef burger was juicy through and through. Instead of slow playing this burger, I tore through it quickly, devouring each bite almost as a reward to myself for showing restraint by taking the time to take some photographs of this tasty cheeseburger for your viewing enjoyment.
The burger came with a nice side salad that was wonderful in its simplicity. It was just lettuce and a made-from-scratch gorgonzola dressing that made me want to sneak into the kitchen and grab a bottle to stuff in my wife’s purse.
I’d definitely hit up The Hideaway again. There’s a couple more burgers on the menu that I want to dig into, including the Rock N Roll burger that my wife tried. I’m telling you though, the Parmesan Cheese fries are one of those things that you’ll be craving anytime you see a french fry commercial on TV. They deliver a top notch burger with some amazing side dishes in a kitchy and casual local corner bar environment.