If you thought the designer burger trend was fading, think again. Or check out Burger House (499 NE Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton, 561/900-5030), the latest local contestant in South Florida’s ongoing burger wars.
Veteran Rhode Island restaurateurs Alex and William Fernandes took over the space once home to El Taco Loco, spiffed it up with new paint and fixtures and menus scrawled on multiple blackboards, and began dishing up half-pound burgers of Certified Angus beef to be washed down with a roster of 50 or so craft beers and a short list of organic wines.
While son Alex runs the front of the house, father William does the cheffing, turning out patties ranging from the basic and Philly style (onions, mushrooms and provolone) to portobello mushroom and all-natural ground turkey. Of course, you can customize your burger to your taste buds’ content.
Burger House does more than just burgers, though. Like a handful of flatbreads and wraps, salads and sides, wings and desserts from tres leches cake to Key lime pie. There’s also a daily happy hour, with two-for-one beer and wine, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m.