Originally posted by billyboy
If you're ever in Brighton, MA try the beer steamed burgers at the Sunset Grill on Brighton Ave. You can get them about 20 different ways. I like the Texan with smoked ham, mozzaralla and BBQ sauce
See, I've lived within a couple blocks of the Sunset Grill (which, technically, is in Allston, not Brighton) for years, and you just summarized exactly why I've never eaten there. Speaking as a Texan, I dare you to find that unappetizing combination of elements on any hamburger in the state.
Lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and a good slathering of yellow mustard on a toasted sesame-seed bun: THAT'S
a burger that won't get you laughed out of Texas.
Me, I just pass the Sunset Grill by and head out to Wild Willy's in Watertown Square. Although I hear the burgers at Common Ground on Harvard Ave (about a half-block from the Sunset Grill) are adequate.
Bartleys: eh. An okay burger, but nothing special; it's just that since it's surprisingly hard to find a decent burger in Boston, people tend to overrate it. Given a choice in the neighborhood, I'm way more likely to grab one of the grease bombs at Charlie's Kitchen: better jukebox, and I disagree less strenuously with the owners' political views.