I trekked out to Northern Liberties last night to try out the Royal with Cheese from PYT (Pick Your Topping.) I had trouble getting a cab so I ended up walking, which wasn’t bad. It only took about 25 minutes from my place to the Piazza.
Honestly, I have to say that this is the best burger I have had in Philly so far. Its got just the right amount of “juicy”, American cheese, and Martin’s Potato roll. Not to mention the fact that their “special sauce” is nice and unique. There are some nice little chopped up sautéed red onions. Oh man, I could go for another one right now. I’m pretty sure if you ate that burger five times a week you would be making a nice trip to the cardiologist in short order.
Another interesting tid-bit about PYT is that if you go to the back of the unisex bathroom and enter the unassuming, “looks like a storage closet” door, you’ll enter the back-room club with a live DJ. Pretty unique for a burger joint.
While there, I was convinced that I had to try their Pickle Shot. This particular concoction is basically a shot of whiskey chased by a shot of pickle juice. Personally, I hate pickles and I was also pretty sure I hate pickle juice. Everyone at the table and the waitress managed to convince me that it would be the best thing I ever had. So I tried it, and as predicted I almost gagged on the pickle juice. Although everyone else said that it covered up the burn of the whiskey quite nicely. The shot was only $3, so if you just want some cheap whiskey, you might as well order that.
All in all, even though the pictures on the wall of people eating overly gooey burgers are incredibly disgusting and the pickle shot was the worst idea in the world, they make a pretty damn good burger which in the end is what I was looking for. I will definitely be back.
Between Shake Shack, PYT, Square Burger and Cavanaugh’s I think I am developing a new found love for the cheeseburger. I’m not saying I want to be one of those people who wants to try every burger in every state in the union, but I really do enjoy a good one 🙂