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Chompie's Old Fashioned Borenstein Burger

Old Fashioned Borenstein burger w/ cheese and pastrami
Old Fashioned Borenstein burger w/ cheese and pastrami
Sandy Wasserman

Chompie's Old Fashioned Borenstein Burger

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Deli's are not usually known for their burgers, but for their mounds of pastrami, corned beef & other Jewish deilcacy's. That is unless you're a deli owner from New York where if it's not a deli, it's probably a diner you'd be eating at. If you're the Borenstein family, owners of Chompie's & transplants from Queens N.Y. you've probably had you're fill of charbroiled burgers and know how to make them. Somewhere on Chompie's large menu there is the Old Fashioned Borenstein Burger($8.29), one of 6 burgers($8.29-$10.29) on the menu.

All but the Fitness burger(turkey) are made from a 1/2 lb. of Choice Angus Beef that expands beyond the borders of sesame seed Brioche bun. With the charbroiled taste and a bit of juice still dripping this burger is just as filling as most of the large sandwich's Chompie's has become known for. With 8 add on's available($.50-$1.99), some are burger staples like cheese(several choices) & bacon and some deli staples like pastrami, salami & sauerkraut, just to remind you you're still in a deli. Generous slices of tomato, red onion and lettuce garnish the plate so you may top yourself. Chompies takes some of the decision making as to what to have as your side away by serving both French fries and creamy cole slaw on the side. Let's not forget the pickle tray that come to the table the minute you sit down. When you're done you feel like the way you did after a meal at grandmas house... full and happy, looking forward to your next meal with her. You'll also think she slipped a $20 in your pocket as these burgers are wallet friendly. There are 4 Chompies around the valley with locations in Scottsdale, PV mall area, Chandler which are open 7 days a week from 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. The Tempe location (Near ASU on University east of Rural Rd.) is open at 6 a.m. Mon.- Fri. & 7 a.m. on Sat. & Sun. stays open til 8 p.m. everyday. www.chompies.com

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