Taphouse Kitchen http://taphousekitchen.com/ is the newest restaurant to open at the popular Hilton Village on Scottsdale Road and McDonald Drive joining Houston's, Humble Pie and a few others. Taphouse Kitchen is like many other restaurants that have opened lately with the emphasis not only on food but craft beers with over 20 selections on tap and by the bottle. Nothing goes better with a cold beer than a good burger and Taphouse has just 1 burger on the menu and that would be their Signature burger for $13.00.
This unassuming burger is made from all natural Creek Stone beef that is prepared perfectly to medium rare and comes topped with melted Manchego cheese, caramelized shallots and vine ripened tomatoes with diced Applewood smoked bacon below the beef and all come served between a soft & toasted Challah bun that is spread with roasted garlic aioli. All the ingredients add up to be a delicious burger with a more savory taste than most burgers. All the flavors are well balanced with no one flavor over powering the others and still being able to taste each of the flavors.
A side of Taphouse chips, fries, vine ripened tomatoes, cole slaw, cottage cheese or smashed fingerling potatoes are offered to accompany your burger and I found the cole slaw to lack flavor as it looked to be just shredded cabbage with minimal seasoning or other ingredients.
Taphouse Kitchen is at 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd, #108 Scottsdale 85253. 480-656-0012 and is open Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m. - close, Sat. 10 a.m. - close & Sun. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.