(Original Review -- September 2011)
(Final Review -- April 2012)
After learning that Willamette Burger Company would be closing its Broadway St. NE location effective October 1, I had to go back one last time to see what they could bring to the table.
|Their last special, the Bruschetta Burger|
|Veggie burger (Willamette Burger Company)|
|WBC's house-made tots|
|WBC fry sauce|
The tots were large and quite possibly the best I've ever had. A crispy golden brown on the outside with a pillowy inside. The shot of black pepper the potatoes got just put it over the top. Amazing how that peppery bite can make all the difference. The fry sauce was delicious...creamy and garlicky. If I had a guess, I'd say the fry sauce had garlic, ketchup, and mayonnaise. I would imagine the tots being a bit salty for some people, but I'd rather have it overseasoned than bland.
If you're in Oregon -- especially the Salem area -- be sure to check out Willamette Burger Company before they close effective October 1, 2011. Hopefully it's just a temporary shutdown, and perhaps we can persuade them to sell their burgers at Willamette Noodle Company (owned by the same people) while a space for WBC hopefully pops up. Obviously, my rating increases, and what a way for WBC to go out.