What’s That Wednesday: The Fountain’s New Burger
The New Fountain Burger
122 State St., 250-1998
– house burger patty – Red Spruce four-year cheddar – hickory smoked bacon – house-made garlic aioli – house-made mustard – sautéed jalapeños – raw onion – pickled tomatoes – pretzel bun
In an attempt to take their namesake burger to the next level, the Fountain substituted its Juicy Lucy style burger for an updated version, released last month.
Warning: This is not your average cheeseburger.
The New Fountain Burger, like many dishes at the Fountain, highlights local ingredients and house-made toppings. The patty, ground fresh daily, is made with fifty percent brisket and fifty percent chuck, then topped with house-made mustard, aioli and a slice of four-year cheddar from Monroe, for a deliciously juicy (if not a bit messy) burger. Jalapeños give the burger some kick, though other veggies, bacon and a pretzel bun mellow it out.
While this burger may be a bit under the radar, it is not one to be missed. Grab a beer (there’s plenty of local brews on tap!) and a seat at the classic mahogany bar and settle in for some evening entertainment—the restaurant hosts live music from local artists throughout the week.
What’s That Wednesday is a madisonmagazine.com series in which we choose a food or drink item from the Madison area and break it down. Have an idea for a tasty drink or dish we should feature? Email or tweet your idea to @gmedquist using the #WhatsThat hashtag.