Abbey Road Pub was featured on WTKR for Virginia Beach Restaurant Week. Our combination of Beatles memorabilia with quality food makes us a restaurant destination for Virginia Beach locals and visitors alike.
Our cheeseburger is one of our most popular items at Abbey Road Restaurant. Our Virginia Beach burger customers, like any Americans, seek out the most flavorful creation to satisfy that craving for a burger. We pride ourselves on our burgers and it is a staple for Virginia oceanfront tourists and Virginia Beach locals alike.
Like so many quintessential American creations, there are lots of ideas on how to do it. These range from how to choose the meat, to dimpling the burger to allow it to cook properly. Here are a few tips to get you on the right path to burger bliss.
The magic is in the meat
Well the right meat is a huge part of a stellar cheeseburger. That is universal, whether you just walked over from the Marjac to enjoy a bacon burger or you live in Alaska. The meat gives the aroma, the texture, the flavor. One unknown trick of great burger making is:
Use multiple cuts of beef
Yes this is time consuming and expensive but it is the blend of cuts of beef that move you from average to great Abbey Road quality burger. These include:
and don’t forget to leave it a little fatty because fat= flavor. You will probably have to ask the butcher for help with this blending but it is worth it.
Indent. No this is not an editor note that didn’t get erased before being published. Always indent the patty. This will help your burger keep its shape when it is cooking. Indent does not mean smash the patty into a pulp. With that kind of smashing you can kiss the flavor goodbye. Here in Virginia Beach the art of making Hampton Roads Best Cheeseburger is not lost. At Abbey Road it is one of our more popular items. Very much for some of the reasons mentioned above, many of which are guarded secrets.
Burger Pet Peeves
Here is a list of things we do not do and you shouldn’t do if you want a great cheeseburger. I call these the beach burger unthinkables
The Beach burger unthinkables…
Meat that comes from a tube
that sounds disgusting. Don’t even think about it. I doubt it is all real food anyway
Cheese that is just placed unmelted on the burger
Cheese has flavor and if you melt it that flavor is released
Neglecting bacon as one of your favorite add ons
This really isn’t anything bad but bacon makes anything better
Grilling into a char crisped brillo pad
A little pink in a burger is flavor. Grilling the life out of your burger will leave it flavorless
Using the cheapest pre made patties you can find
Garbage in, Garbage out. Cheap meat is never a good tihng
Don’t mash that patty
Grease could splatter and all the flavor gets pressed out when you do this
Try The Best Cheeseburger at Abbey Road Restaurant in Virginia Beach
You can of course go to your Virginia Beach Food lion, Farm Fresh, or Harris Teeter and the ingredients mentioned. You can spend hours seasoning and pressing the meat. You can use a digital thermometer to make sure the meat is the right temperature or you can visit us on Pacific avenue on the Oceanfront and let us do the work for you at Abbey Road.