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The Lazy Ox Burger: Lost in the Shuffle

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When a restaurant has 20+ items on the menu and 30+ specials on the chalkboard, who goes to Lazy Ox and orders a burger? Although most people are there looking for the baco, the burger shouldn't be ignored.

With dishes like the "morcilla sausage w/ pomme puree" (morcilla sausage mixed w/ pomme puree, served like a dip/rillette), "pig ear chicharon", pigs trotters, branzino, and "lamb cheek w/ semolina", the "Lazy Ox burger w/ carmody cheese" sounds almost normal, or even unimaginative. Far from it though.

On top of the typical gourmet burger blend (brisket, chuck, short rib), Chef Centeno adds beef suet (basically BEEF FAT/LARD!). It isn't quite the same as the flood burger, but it produces one of the best blends in town. The juiciness without the mess of a Juicy Lucy.