As part of Eater's first ever burger week, chefs at four Portland restaurants that are a tad burger-phobic agreed to make a special Eater Burger, just for us. Every day we'll highlight a new off-the-menu creation... and today's offering, by Olympic Provisions' Alex Yoder, can get in your belly during OP's lunch service, through the end of this week.
Photography by Tim Roth
"At Olympic Provisions we are all about tradition," says chef Alex Yoder. "We craft our dishes from traditional flavor combinations. But... we don't do tradition just for tradition's sake, we make salami in the traditional way because it tastes delicious. So, in thinking about the OP burger, I wanted to honor tradition while also making the most delicious burger possible."
Inspired by the flavors of the "old-timey griddle burger," Yoder got to grilling an house-ground patty of chuck and brisket, them aimed to give "each supporting ingredient proper attention," including the special sauce (house-made mayonnaise flavored with dijon mustard and ketchup), and slices of OP's house bacon, "sliced extra thin and cooked until crisp," Yoder says. In a nod to classic burger, the patty's topped with American cheese, set on a bun by "local gem" Franz bakery, and comes served with dill pickles and sliced onion.
Yoder's off-the-menu burger is available at Olympic Provisions for Burger Week — it's on the menu at lunch and "upon request" at dinner. Ask nicely. You're welcome, Portland.
· Olympic Provisions [Official site]
· All Previous Eater Burger Coverage [Eater PDX]