Themed burgers can be dangerous. Use too many gimmicks, make things too complicated, and you run the risk of being all concept. It's one of the things I most admire about Chef Scott Smith at RUB BBQ in New York, who does a different themed burger every week. Scott's burgers are always playful and within the idea he's doing, but they always work.
I keep this in mind anytime I try something overly complicated or themed — making sure that the dish works not just within the theme but on the palate. So it was with this Greek-themed lamb burger with tzatziki. Technically pita probably would have been the component to finish this theme, but it's hard to find fantastic pita, and pita with a burger... well, kinda doesn't feel like a burger anymore — feels like a gimmick.
So with this Greek-themed lamb burger, the flavors are there, with a couple themed touches, but when it comes down to it, it's still a burger. A spicy, tangy, salty, juicy, wet burger. You won't be disappointed.
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