If the freshly ground beef sets this burger apart from others then using Harris Ranch Black Angus beef out of California takes it to the next level. Harris Ranch beef is an exceptional product that is taken care of properly and with that care produces mouth-watering cuts that when ground in perfect proportions makes the Empire Burger what it is.
The Kona burger takes that hand crafted ground beef patty and adds a sweet pineapple ring and a spicy firecracker sauce to it to create a burger that plays a tropical melody across your taste buds. All situated on a brioche bun with a slice of Swiss cheese, one bite is not enough; even one burger doesn’t quite satisfy the desire for one more bite. The firecracker sauce is the key that brings this burger together; the sweet and spicy glaze adds a ton of flavor.
Hand dipped onion rings in buttermilk with a wonderful crust of what seems to be a crushed corn flake breading adds a crunchy coating on the outside and a soft layer on the inside. Fried to golden perfection is the key to a crispy outside with the onion being fully cooked on the inside. To top that onion ring off a sweet mango chutney is a seamless counterpart that continues the tropical theme and you find yourself scraping the inside of the ramekin with the last onion ring to get every last drop of the enchanting sauce.
At the end of it all as you pick up the last crumbs from the onion ring coating you contemplate licking the paper where the burger and the firecracker sauce have oozed. As you decide against that idea you realize that this is one heck of a burger and it will keep you coming back for more.