photo credit: Courtesy Cowy Burgers
Two words: bacon jam. That gloriously chunky ingredient, which is used liberally in the Cowy burger, makes this burger pop-up worth stalking. But they also just do a pretty textbook smashburger: crispy-edged patty, potato bun, special sauce, you know the drill. But even the burgers without the bacon jam—like the Craver covered with confit red peppers—are great. They’re a tad messy, but they give each burger a diaper-esque wrapping job that saves your lap from sauce drippings. We don’t usually cover pop-ups unless they are consistent, clear about posting their schedules, or just very good. Cowy Burger is all three, and you can usually find them at a bar (like The Corner) or brewery (like J Wakefield).