The burger at James Bear winner Tony Maws' Craigie on Main was so popular, he opened up Kirkland Tap and Trotter to make more accessible burgers. But the two burgers will remain distinct, though, keeping the Craigie burger "sacred." Instead, Kirkland Tap and Trotter will serve their own version along with other casual fares.
At any rate, I've been wanting to try KT&T for a while, and I got the chance to join Boston Brunchers for brunch one weekend.
We all started by sharing some orders of the Sticky Bun ($5)
I liked the (relatively) lighter consistency of the bun, and the amount of nuts they've put in between the folds!
I had a hard time choosing what entree to get since there are a few that sounded interesting and delicious, but since this is my first time here, I decided I should try the burger.
Grilled grass-fed cheeseburger, kimchi Russian dressing, Emmenthaler cheese ($12) with fried egg and house-cured bacon (+$2)
The burger itself is a nice patty served on a poppy-seed brioche bun that is refreshingly not too buttery or heavy. The kimchi Russian dressing was a surprise star in this for me (it's served in a separate container so don't forget to put it on the burger like I did!) as well as the crispy, crispy fries that were increasingly addictive.
I split the burger with another blogger so I can try something else. We split the Brioche french toast, warm apple compote ($16)
It was a good french toast, although generally speaking apple compote is not my favorite toppings on desserts and the price feels pretty steep for a french toast?
There are still tons I need to try at KT&T, like the homemade farro spaghetti, but I enjoyed my first visit and looking forward to coming back!
PS. In lieu of happy hour, if you come Monday-Thursday between 5:30 and 6:30 they're serving FREE bar snacks.
Kirkland Tap & Trotter
425 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
Disclosure: this meal was hosted