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The Carver burger at Spokes on Southern in Tempe

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Spokes on Southern http://www.spokesonsouthern.com/ in a bicycle friendly neighborhood restaurant and ale house. With 4 burgers ($9.49 & $9.99) on the menu the Carver burger ($9.99) sounded the most interesting and filing to me.

The thin beef pattie comes drizzled with a spicy aioli and topped with 2 thick onion rings, avocado, pico de gallo and a slice of pepper jack cheese with spring greens below the burger. Needing to eat the onion rings separately to make eating it more manageable I found the burger to have a nice hint of spice from the aioli along with a fresh and crisp taste from the other toppings that were served between a toasted buns. Unfortunately for the burger itself I found it to be cooked well beyond the medium rare I had requested. Expecting the burger I saw on the website, if I had known it was a pattie I would not have ordered it medium rare. The burger has potential if the beef on the website matched the beef served.

Waffle fries or sweet potato fries are a couple of the options for sides and I found the waffle fries to acceptable.

Spokes on Southern is at 1470 E Southern Ave. Tempe 85282 (480)-307-9920 and is open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.

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