Feature :: Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers

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With a name like that, how can you go wrong? Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers serve up all-pork belly burgers and they do NOT disappoint. I’ve only tried one of Big Tom’s creations, the All American, at Off the Grid because it’s so good I can’t bring myself to order anything else. The best way I can describe it is that it’s like a gourmet McDonalds cheeseburger. Much like Mickey D’s, the patty and bun are pretty small. Small simplicity really is for the best sometimes. It makes you rethink a crazy big brioche and insanely thick kobe beef patty, though both are undeniably delicious. Chef Tom’s pork belly is fried, but again, not too big of a serving, so it’s not overwhelming. Add in classic sharp cheddar cheese, a slice of apple and rosemary mayo and there you have one of the best burgers out there.

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I’ll have to try Belly Burger’s other menu items some time, but the All-American is just that good; I can’t not order it. Check out this Bold Italic story for a more in-depth look into Chef Tom Pizzica and the making of his burgers: Pork Belly Burgers! Need We Say More? In case you don’t care as much as me, here’s quite possibly the best excerpt (minus the photos):

“‘Dude, thats the tits, right? This is fucking good. What should I call it?’ He decided on The Paddington, named after Paddington Bear.

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