1504 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Although I previously, had a bad experience at 500º, I wanted to give them another try. I am certainly glad I did. I have been hearing about the weekly special burgers, and I knew the 9th street was the one I had to try. The 9th street was loaded with spicy tomatoes, pepperoni relish, pesto-mayo, and provolone.
This time, the burger was well cooked. I was happy with the medium char, and it was more than juicy enough. The bun was terrific, slightly crisp, airy and held together perfectly. Although the pepperoni relish was simply sliced pepperoni, it added a salty, spicy element, and the ripe tomato coupled with the tangy, herby, pesto mayo perfectly rounded out the burger. One of the best burgers I have had in a while.
The truffle fries were on point. Freshly fried, light and crispy. The truffle oil gave them the earthy essence that it should without being overpowering. Last time I was unaware that they had a spicy dipping sauce, so this time I had to investigate. I was happy with its light spice and creaminess. The house sauce is seen on the right below, it tasted like creamy horseradish sauce with some garlic flavor. The only overall drawback is the price. It was nearly $12 for a burger, fries and a drink. I must admit, however, if they are cranking it out this well, I am fine with paying that much every now and then for lunch. Well done (not literally), 500º, well done.