I love burgers.
I love them at home, I love them at restaurants, I love them at other people's houses, I love them so much.
But of course, I've been trying to be better about where I purchase my meat - so when I found out Alonso's gets their meat from Roseda Beef and Gunpowder Bison Trading Company, I happily skipped into the restaurant to get my meat on.
But here is where I got confused, and where I will take a food detour for a second.
Why are Alonso's and Loco Hombre two different restaurants, but basically one? They have the same website, same owners, share the same kitchen AND bar....and yet they are technically two restaurants. You can even order from one restaurant and eat it in the other. I don't really know what that's all about...but it's confusing. I think it could easily be one restaurant. Alonso's is clearly the bar side of the restaurant, whereas Loco Hombre is the fancier sit down side. This could be easily arranged, people - start cracking!
But anyway, Dan and I sat at the bar in Alonso's and I ordered a lovely Sangria ($6) (from Loco Hombre's menu) and some AMAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGG Corn and Crab Flautas ($10) (also from Loco Hombre's menu). PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try the flautas:
I love the crispy tortillas and the combination of crab and corn. There really is something for everyone with this appetizer. Also, the sangria was great too - lots of fruit and just enough sweetness. Very refreshing. Next time l want to order the Hibiscus Margarita ($9) - doesn't that sound fancy and fun!?!?!
I ordered the 8oz Bison Burger ($13) which came with cheddar cheese, grilled portabella mushrooms and a creamy horseradish sauce. Personally, I thought the horseradish sauce added no extra flavor, so I would probably leave that off next time - but everything else was magnificent. The bison meat was juicy and I love the flavor and texture of the accompanying cheese and mushrooms. This was quite a meal! The fries were also great, but I couldn't eat too many because I was so full from my burger!
Oh, by the way, for $2 extra, you can order a 1lb burger (which apparently used to be their only size!!!!), or you could pay $2 extra to make any 8oz burger with Bison ($4 extra for the 1lb burgers).
Dan ordered the 8oz Smokehouse Burger ($13) which came with BBQ sauce, applewood bacon, pepperjack cheese and sauteed onions. He also loved his burger and said he was especially happy that they didn't douse it with the BBQ sauce, like many places do.
So, would I go here again? Absolutely. The burgers were awesome, and I love that I can switch out any burger with bison meat (though Roseda is great too, but I love the lower fat content of bison!) The flautas also introduced me to the fact that I would love Loco Hombre's food too, so I wouldn't mind giving them a try either! They also have a ton of food and drink specials as well throughout the week.