Linked Review: Tempting Burgers and Fries at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co.

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a burger. You know – a greasy, seared piece of beef  from an upscale fast food stop like In-N-Out or Five Guys. But other times, I’m in the mood for a real hamburger. The kind of hamburger that lives up to its billing as an all natural half-pound hunk of cow, grilled to a perfect medium over an open flame and finished with the veggies picked from a garden right in front of me and a crisp, rich, and gooey fried egg.

For that, I turn to Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, Virginia.

Like burgers like the one I just described? Then you’ll love the one featured on my inaugural writeup at A Hamburger Today, where I check in on the half-pound burger (with a fried egg on top) at the picturesque Virginia brewery and restaraunt. And now that we’re on the subject of burger toppings, I want your take: fried egg…most underrated burger topping ever? I say yes.

10 comments on “Linked Review: Tempting Burgers and Fries at Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co.

  1. Josh says:

    Fried eggs are similar to bacon for me…good on anything I recently had one on pizza and it was AMAZING

  2. Kevin says:

    They don’t really add much as far as taste for me. They just fill me up and make me go to sleep after eating.

    by the way I’m 6’1” and 157 lbs

  3. Manavee says:

    What Kevin said (except I’m 6’4″ and 195).

    I dunno. We had a Fatburger come to our area recently. I thought the burger was pretty good, but putting the egg on top of it just didn’t do that much for me. I only tried it that one time, though.

  4. Al says:

    Fried egg on a burger = awesome. Pair that with bacon and a slice of sharp cheddar, and you have ecstasy on a bun.

  5. Raiders757 says:

    Right when I saw the pic I was planning to ask your opinion, Adam. I have yet to try a fried egg on a burger. I’m the kind, that once I crave a truly great burger beyond the Five Guys type fare, I make it at home on my own grill.

    I’ve mastered the art of forming a patty that isn’t too dense and can remain consistent in thickness all the way through consumption. It’s going to be up to me to make a fried egg, so is it truly worth my time, breaking out my cast iron pan and frying up some eggs to top my burgers with?

    It just doesn’t seem like it could add all that much flavor to the final product. Mind you, I don’t like runny yolks, and it seems many fried egg on a burger lovers, eat them with runny yolks. To be honest, I’m one of those who enjoy minimal toppings, and find fancy pants chef made raw cooked burgers topped a mile high, to be overrated crap.

    • Adam says:

      Yea, it’s a texture thing with the yolk. It adds that ooey-gooey richness factor. But I think there’s a certain flavor to it too – a lightly salted yolk, meshing with the sweet, meaty taste of a burger and some kind of sweetness from ketchup just goes together. Honestly, the yolk on this guy was even a little too done for my tastes, and when I make them at home myself, the yolk is definetly bordering on rare.

      • Raiders757 says:

        …so I take it the runny yolk is kind of an important factor in the combination. Thanks for the response. I might try it one day anyway.

  6. Courtney says:

    This looks sooo good, I am going to put a fryed egg on my next burger!vBtw, I love your blog, I’ve been reading it for over a year now. I just started my own food review blog and put you on my blog list. You can check it out here, thanks!

  7. Michael says:

    There is nothing better than a fried egg on a burger. I tried it many years ago on the Royal Red Robin Burger and haven’t looked back since, I get it every time I’m there. I don’t always make it at home, due to laziness, but whenever I do ts always worth it.

    • Piggly Winks says:

      Same here Michael I first had my egg on a royal cheeseburger @ red robin over a decade ago.&fell in love! I now regularly add eggs to homemade burgers, tttotally awesome!

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