Sunday, July 27, 2014
Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails 10 out of 10
We are always the opinion that when it comes to the burger, a lot depends on the cooks. I tell you one thing, this place has a chef who knows how to make good food. Wow, we all were very impressed. Now a little bit to the part we didn't like. The price, now of course this is the kind of place that I call fru fru. Some new yappie place sorte say. So the burger was 14 dollars and you had to pay extra for the bacon and for the egg,so this burger ended up around 16 dollars or so. So the question is, was it worth it. Well, not only yes, but hell yes. I have no problem paying extra if it is worth it and in this case. Oh yes, big time. I do also want to mention that the service was outstanding, very attentive wait staff, even the manager come by to check on our water. We tasted some other items on the menu and deserts. Yes very fru fru, but worth the try. I mention pig ears, lol. An experience for sure. The desert, chocolate covered peanut thingy, oh yes, out of this world.
So without writing a book here, is it worth going there for the burger. OH yes. I would take the drive and I would pay the extra money to have this experience.
My hope is back to taste awesome burgers in Jacksonville, but we will keep on searching because thanks to all you guys sending us emails with recommendation, we will keep this going until we find the best ever burger in Jacksonville. Well this one is on top for sure. BurgerMeister
The latest stop in our quest brings us to the Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails. Moxie is located at the St. Johns Town Center, and is a very nice, upscale establishment. One look at the menu and you'll notice that they serve many chef-inspired dishes and that it's not the least expensive place to dine, but it is not your typical fare. They feature one burger, appropriately named the Moxie Burger. Someone with some culinary know-how put some thought into this and kicked this burger up a few notches. For starters, the burger is a 1/2 lb. beef-pork-bacon blend. Mmmm, bacon. It is served on a brioche bun with your choice of add-ons, a generous portion of crispy fries and a side of Ms. Mary's pickles. I ordered my burger cooked medium, topped with American cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion. For the first time ever, all the burgers we ordered arrived cooked as requested. Kudos to the kitchen! In our experience, it has been more a rare occasion (no pun intended) to receive a burger that was cooked as requested. The first thing I do with my burger is to taste a piece of the patty before anything else is added to judge the flavor. This burger was outstanding! Really juicy with tons of flavor and just the right amount of bacon smokiness. Mmmm, bacon. The toppings were cool and crispy, and the brioche bun was fresh. Since the burger tasted so good, I decided to eat the burger without adding any condiments (a first). I have got to say, this was probably one of, if not THE best tasting burger I have had in all our burger reviews. Delicious to the very last bite, and the fries were also a golden, crispy delight. I honestly couldn't eat them all. Using my rating scale, I give the brioche bun a 3 out of 3, the toppings a 3 out of 3, and the burger gets a 3 out of 3 plus 1 point extra for the wow factor. Absolutely delicious, and well deserving of my highest rating - a perfect 10. Thank you Moxie for a great burger. I am already planning on another trip to have another. To any of you burger lovers out there, I highly recommend the Moxie burger.
We went back in March'2015 to see if they are still making the 10 out of 10 burger we reviewed the first time. We were happily surprised to experience the same as we did the first time. The burger was just like the first time, great burger, tasty, perfectly done. So a well deserved 10 in our eyes.