I had to try the
Love Burger - nice thick hamburger patty, charbroiled to
order to medium rare, served between two grilled cheese
sandwiches. Lettuce, tomato and sliced fresh onion
on the side. It was good, but a bit overwhelming
to gulp down. Next time I'll get the regular Frog
Burger, with cheddar and bacon - less gimmicky.
As a side this
time, fried green tomatoes with remoulade dipping sauce.
Next time - likely the grilled corn with chili-lime
butter. Fries are another option - plain, garlic,
jalapeno or cheese fries.
For a simple
hamburger stand, there is a lot happening.
Gazpacho, a variety of burgers, hot dogs and a
Chesapeake crab roll.
Their carrot cake (AKA Commissary carrot cake) and I
have a history going back thirty some years. My
first day in Philadelphia, interviewing for a job, I
stopped by the Commissary for lunch where I became emotionally involved with
their carrot cake. Ever since the Commissary
closed I have craved craved Commissary Carrot
Cake. Now, at least in the summer, I have a
I probably should
have mentioned in the opening paragraph that Frog Burger
is a stand set up in Philadelphia's Franklin Institute.
We also go back a long time. As a kid, the
Franklin Institute was just about my favorite place in
the world. A wondrous place though now seemingly
overrun by small kids nowhere near as well behaved as I.