Guzzi’s: Truly a Dive worth patronizing!

There is nothing like a big fat greasy burger. Lately I have been eating a lot less carbs which I now know are all the foods that make you feel full. I feel like I am starving lately. After a meeting downtown last Thursday, I found my car magically driving to Guzzi’s.

What a sight this place is. It looks like a joint that Frank & Mike on American Pickers would go. There are a couple of vintage motorcycles on the roof along with the metal “Guzzi’s” sign. It’s a small building with 3 parking spots out front. The unmarked door looks like it goes to the kitchen or bathroom or someplace where you don’t think you are suppose to be. Nope, that is the door. You enter and see 5 stools at a small counter, 3 tables, ordering area, and a soda machine. There are old cowboy boots nailed to the wall and a vintage Vespa scooter in the corner. Even if you don’t eat burgers and fries, this place would draw you in. They take your order, shout it to someone behind them standing at the grill, and he slaps down some meat.

The choices are not many, but they all look fabulous: Guzzi’s Burger, Bleu Bacon Burger, Flyin’ Hawaiian Burger, and Veggie Burger. I didn’t even realize that they had a Veggie Burger until I brought my buddy who is a vegetarian.

I ordered the Bleu Bacon Burger with Lettuce, Tomato, and Grilled Onions; Fresh Cut Fries on the side. They cook the all-beef patty with the bacon, not separate like most places. If the “Bleu” means that they add bleu cheese, I didn’t notice it but that didn’t matter. The food was absolutely fabulous. The patty was thick, juicy and the bacon grilled with the meat added and extra flavor. The veggies were incredibly fresh & flavorful. I am sure that they grill the onions with balsamic (great recipe here). The fries are fresh cut and cooked extra crispy. They must add some spices to it but I couldn’t identify. Rather than stress the mystery, I relaxed and enjoyed. I wondered if the burger is as good as the Better Burger Truck. Each is a unique experience and I loved them both.

For a nice burger, fries and a drink, it will run you just under $10. But leave a great tip because they treat you like they love you and the experience is worth twice the price.

Guzzi’s, I love you!

Happy Eating.

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