North Scottsdale's Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers http://cbsquaredusa.com/ has opened their 2nd location in old town Scottsdale recently and I made my way over to see the burger situation at this growing burger restaurant. Last year I reviewed the original location that you can see here http://www.examiner.com/review/the-cb-cb-burger-at-cold-beers-cheeseburgers-scottsdale With 14 choices for burgers ($10-$14) I wanted to kick it up a notch so I went with the "Ring of Fire" burger ($10).
All burgers are of 1/2 lb. size before getting cooked and come served on soft and toasted artisan bun. The Ring of Fire burger is covered with Jalapeno Jack cheese, and also comes in contact with Buffalo sauce, topped with a chili spiced onion ring and has sliced Jalapenos below the burger and the bun is spread with spicy mayo. Slightly intimidating to begin with it comes served with a steak knife through the top giving you a sign that you'll leave full.
Bite after bite the lingering spice gives your taste buds a vacation from a typical burger flavor. Soft in the middle you would think that one of the spicy topping may dominate the others but there is a nice balance of all ingredients. The jalapenos offers the crisp and fresh flavor that you would normally get from lettuce garnish. Your plate comes dusted with chili powder for effect but comes in handy for the thick, skin on fries. All burgers are served with house made chips or French fries. Tater tots, onion rings, salad or cole slaw will add $2 to your bill.
In the end it was very good burger and with over a dozen more burgers, and other menu items, of interest Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
The north Scottsdale location is at 20831 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 117 Scottsdale, 85255 (480)513.2747 and the new location in old town is at 4222 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, 85251. Hours are Sun. - Thurs. from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. & Fri. & Sat. from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.