When I first moved back to Tulsa, I was thrilled to be in the land of greasy hamburgers again. I love the fact that you can find a greasy, homemade burger joint just about anywhere you turn. They don’t make many of those in Scottsdale! But once I got my fill of mustard-fried burgers and that craving had been fully satisfied, I was thrilled to find BGB at Utica Square offering gourmet, fancified (and well-priced) burgers.
BGB is owned by my beloved Brownies Burgers, creators of some of my favorite old fashioned hamburgers around town. A true tradition in Tulsa as they’ve operated for over 58 years, I love that Brownies has added a gourmet spin to their craft at BGB. Open everyday for lunch and dinner, you can grab a seat inside or out on the patio (if the weather’s nice) and choose from 14 cooked-to-order burgers (including a chef’s choice) and 5 variations of ‘well-dressed fries.’
I’ve decided it’s a ‘short list’ goal to eat through the entire menu of burger selections; but so far, my most notables are…
The Wedge | $9
With thick-cut bacon crumbles, a generous heap of bleu cheese, housemade tomato jam and crisp butter lettuce, this one packs so much salty-savory-smoky flavor and has been a re-order for me. I count down the days until my BGB visits just for this burger.
Jumpin Jalapeno | $9
This burger packs some heat with tequila sautéed jalapenos, pickled red onion, cilantro, arugula, chipotle aioli, monterey jack and lime… O…M…G.
Early Bird | $9
A bit more traditional, this burger is dressed with a good ol’ fried egg, sauteed spinach, garlic aioli, tomato and thick cut bacon crumbles. Delicious and satisfying and a bit easier on the digestive system than the Jumpin Jalapeno ;)
Suit & Tie | $6
The Suit and Tie truffle fries are a must-order and are served with housemade ketchup, (regular and spicy) and topped with garlic, parm, black pepper, and parsley. The spicy ketchup is ridiculous… I crave that stuff.
Though I’m always here for a burger, I’ve taken a peek at their salads (there are six variations on the menu) and they’ll be next on my list to try.
Sold yet? Check out the menu at brownies-hamburgers.com.
And if you haven’t tried a traditional Brownies Burger yet, this might be all the nudging you need:
1730 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74112