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Mexicali comes to Wilmington

We recently had a family gathering at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware. A whole bunch of cousins!

I had the Mexicali Burger with pico de gallo, pickled jalapeños, pepper jack cheese & chipotle thousand island dressing.

The jalapeños weren’t really that spicy and they didn’t take away from the falvor of the burger patty. (I think it would be a good idea to have a “jalapeño challenge” where you can have extra peppers.) The pico de gallo made a nice change instead of ordinary tomato and onion. I liked the chipotle thousand island dressing because it had a tang and I could dip my fries into it.

Mexicali Burger… yours for $12.50 (plus tip!)

It cost $12.50. I think this is a little too much. It was worth $10.50, but $12.50 is a stretch.

Overall I award this burger 6 ½ points out of 10. That’s at the top end of average. I would give it another ½ point if it was better value for money.

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Double Chipotle Burgers at the Double T Diner

We went to the Double T Diner in Bel Air for a quick dinner. Going to a diner is great because everybody can order whatever they want. Breakfast at 6PM? Yep! Soup at 6AM? Yep! Whatever you want 24 hours a day!

There are a bunch of Double T’s around the area. Bel Air is our local. I don’t like the one at White Marsh so much (I gave their “bacon cheeseburger deluxe” only 4 out of 10), but I do like the one outside of Frederick (because it’s close to the Monocacy battlefield). Dad says he’s been to the one at Perry Hall and Ellicot City. He hasn’t taken me to those yet.

The daily special at Bel Air was “2 chipotle cheeseburgers and fries” for $6.99. Yeah, baby! Only $6.99. You can’t beat a hamburger deal like that!

Two chipotle burgers and an order of fries.

This is a horrible picture taken with Mom’s phone. My iPod takes better pics, but I’d left it in the car. The burgers tasted better than they look in this picture!

The chipotle sauce seemed to be a homemade mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup and chipotle sauce. It was pretty tasty. You could make it at home. It reminded me of my secret recipe El Paso sauce (secret recipe available for $5).

The burger patties were average quality. They were definitely cooked better than the burger I had at White Marsh! Congrats, Bel Air. You should teach those guys in Baltimore County how to cook.

What made the burgers better than just average was the chipotle sauce. It made the burgers zesty and zingy. Not crazy hot… just flavorsome.

I award this burger a score of 5.5 out of 10. The sauce made all the difference and I am going to try to make some at home.

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