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Must-Try Burgers

Monday, August 20th, 2012


Sometimes I get a craving for a big, juicy burger, and it won’t go away until I have one. The debate over which restaurant has the best burger in town is one that’s been raging for years. Luckily, we have plenty to choose from in Fort Wayne. Here are some of my must-try burgers.

Buckets Sports Pub & Grub’s Red, White and Bleu Burger

What would a sports bar be without a large selection of burgers? Buckets has eleven on its menu, but my favorite is the Red, White and Bleu burger. I am a sucker for bleu cheese and buffalo sauce, and this burger has them both. Heavyweight burger char-grilled to order, topped with buffalo sauce and bleu cheese crumbles.

Chili’s Jalapeño Triple-Thick Bacon Smokehouse Burger

Chili’s might not be the first place you think of when you think about good burgers, but the Jalapeño Triple-Thick Bacon Smokehouse Burger definitely tops my list. It is piled high with some of my favorite burger toppings, but it’s not for the faint of heart- this burger packs a punch. Applewood smoked bacon, smoked cheddar cheese, tortilla strips, red onion, mayo, jalapenos and ranch dressing.

Dash In’s Walnut Falafel Burger

I had this burger for the first time last week and I am in love. Though technically not a burger (it contains no meat), the flavor combinations and texture of this dish propel it to the top of my list. Besides, why should vegetarians miss out? The addition of jicama, a root vegetable with the texture of an apple or pear and slight flavor of onion, is genius. House made, topped with a roasted poblano and spinach coulis, jicama and tomato served on a toasted onion roll. Served with kettle chips and a dill pickle spear.

Don Hall’s Big Buster Burger

Perhaps the most famous burger in town, the Big Buster Burger is a must-try for any Fort Wayne resident. Though not the fanciest burger on this list, it’s definitely a classic. A double decker hamburger with cheese, shredded lettuce and Don Hall’s famous sauce.

Kaysan’s 5th Downs’ Bulgoghi Burger

I enjoy dishes that combine international flavors with traditional American fare and this burger does it. Bulgogi sauce is a traditional Korean marinade, typically made with soy sauce, sesame seeds and oil, garlic, and a little sugar, giving a unique flavor to any meat. A thick and juicy Certified Black Angus burger marinated in Korean spices. Served with Colossal Fries, Seasoned Fries or “The Natural” Potato Chips. Served on your choice of a onion or kaiser roll.

Laycoff’s Breaded Cheeseburger

Yes, you read that right: a breaded cheeseburger. It seems folks will fry anything these days, but in this case, they got it right. Hey, if we can deep fry twinkles, why not burgers? Your choice of American, Swiss, or mozzarella cheese melted over a lightly breaded one-third pound patty, deep fried to perfection.

TGI Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Burger

Friday’s Jack Daniel’s Burger contains the perfect mixture of sauce and toppings. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. Signature Jack Daniel’s sauce, applewood-smoked bacon and melted Provolone cheese atop a fire-grilled Black Angus Beef Burger.

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Amber Recker is a non-profit leader, freelance writer, community volunteer, and food blogger. By day, she serves as the director of development and marketing for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, where she handles fundraising, marketing, and public relations. In her spare time, she and her husband Jon spend time in the kitchen and maintain their food blog. They have two Great Danes, Lucy and Lenora, who keep them on their toes.

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Free Chips & Queso at Chili’s

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Chili's Fort Wayne

Chili's Fort Wayne

Chili’s is offering a special promotion if you signup for their email list, FREE Chips & Queso!  Here is the link to signup if you’re interested:

Making your Own Chili’s Molten Cake

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Chili’s To End 3 for $20 Deal

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

According to, Chili’s Restaurant is expected to end their 3 for $20 deal promotion within the next few days.  The article mentions that Chili’s menu will shrink from 12 to 8 pages and many items will be based off of new receipes and flavors.

The change was said to be untested and the outcome is uncertain, as the 3 for $20 menu provided nearly 20% of Chili’s sales mix.


Chili’s 3 Courses for $20 Menu

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Chili's 3 Courses Menu

Chili's 3 Courses Menu

Looking for a great 3 course meal today without the 3 course price?  Chili’s Fort Wayne is featuring the 3 Courses for $20 deal which is sure to leave both your wallet and stomachs full.

You get one appetizer, two full entrees, and one dessert.  The only catch is that their are only certain items that you can choose from, but not to worry, they are listed below.

Pick ONE starter to share:

Skillet Queso, Bottomless Tostada Chips & Salsa, Half Order of Texas Cheese Fries, Onion String & Jalapeño Stack or Eight Kickin’ Jack Nachos

Choose TWO full entrees to enjoy:

Half Rack of Ribs (Original, Shiner Bock® BBQ Sauce, Memphis Dry Rub or Honey BBQ Sauce), Bacon Burger, Big Mouth Bites, Oldtimer®, Oldtimer with Cheese, Chicken Fajita Quesadillas, Smoked Turkey Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Ranch Sandwich, Country-Fried Steak, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Quesadilla Explosion Salad, Mesquite Chicken Salad or Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad

Pick ONE dessert to share:

Brownie Sundae, Molten Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Molten Cake, White Chocolate Molten Cake, Cheesecake, Chocolate Chip Paradise Pie® or Sweet Shots (choose 3 flavors)

No matter how you pick and choose, you get it all for $20!  Call Waiter on the Way today and order your 3 Courses for $20.

Chili’s to Bring Back “Baby Back Ribs” Tune

Monday, October 5th, 2009

According to NRN( Chili’s will be bringing back the “Baby Back Ribs” tune that has not been used in marketing promotions since 2006 to help introduce a new burger and rib cooking techniques.  Some of the changes that the article mentions are that the burgers are now made of 100% USDA Ground Chuck and the ribs will now be smoked at lower temperatures until the meat is fall-of-the-bone and use pecan chips instead of hickory smoking chips.

Finally, the article also mentions:

“The restaurants are now also offering premium-topping add-ons beyond the usual lettuce, red onions, pickles and jalapenos. “Along with these toppings, guests can add premium toppings with our ‘Top Your Oldtimer,’ such as avocados, onion strings, bacon and different cheese types,” Sullivan said.”

Chili’s Fort Wayne Fajita Rita Mondays!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Have you been wanting to try something different without spending too much?

Chili’s offers an excellent deal only on Monday’s and its the fajitas.For only $13.49 you will get a double order of Chili’s amazing fajitas with your choice of steak, chicken, or a combination of each.  If you only need a single order, they are also discount on Monday’s only to $7.49.

Chili’s also has very good Southwestern Egg Rolls for an appetizer, and if you haven’t already, be sure to try their famous baby back ribs.

Also as a reminder, if you are planning on having a meal delivered on Valentine’s Day, we generally experience very high call volume, so please be sure to place your order far enough in advance so that we may process your order with enough time to deliver it when you need it.  We know that Valentine’s Day can be a special time for you and your loved one, and we hope we can make it special.