Review of BLT in Manayunk

I'm a burger snob. I'll be the first to admit it. I judge lots of restaurants on the quality of their ground beef, how well they can cook a medium rare burger, and the texture and density of their buns. Since it's a scientific process, I always load my burger up with the same toppings, cheddar cheese, bacon, sauteed onions, and pickles (if I have the option). That's it, it's my magical combination -- crunchy, sweet and salty. So when I saw that a new burger joint named BLT was replacing the former Agiato space on Main Street in Manayunk, I was over the moon. On a sunny Saturday I was passing through and thought, what the hay, lets give this burger a try!

The space is large and they kept most of the tables that were formerly part of Agiato (just removed the large communal table in the main room.) The decor is clean and minimal (if not a little empty looking) there's one sign with the full menu and one counter to order, then you walk over to the other room to pick up your food. In the other room there are a couple of televisions and some additional seating. 

I ordered a single patty with my usual toppings. I didn't think to ask about cheddar cheese versus American because I didn't see the option to pick on the menu. Also, I was a little surprised that I wasn't asked how I wanted my burger cooked when I place the order, but I thought, eh what the heck, lets see what they come out with. 
Menu photo from foobooz

About 12 minutes later, my burger came out the other side. I took note of the fixin's bar where you could add steak sauce, hot sauce, or sriracha to your order or even sprinkle some Old Bay or vinegar on your fries. I opened up my package and found a medium-smallish burger. The toppings looked good and fresh and substantial. Upon my first bite I was a little disappointed with how the patty was cooked, it was more like medium-well, with no pink at all. However, the toppings were plentiful. I was impressed with the potato roll which was soft and chewy, but still substantial enough to hold everything together. 

All in all, it wasn't the best burger I've ever had, but it certainly is a step up from the fast food options. I will say that it is nice to have a different type of late-night eating option on Main Street besides cheesesteak joints. And I would go back to try out the milkshakes and fries and sit outside on a nice spring day and people watch. 

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