Blanc Burgers + Bottles: The Trendiest Burger Joint in Kansas City
Blanc Burgers and Bottles is a burger joint of the future. Instead of serving the typical beef patty topped with melted American cheese on a potato roll, this eatery crafts unique burger creations ranging from a veggie burger to a short rib-stuffed burger with foie gras butter. Although there are now two locations of this hip burger joint, the original located in Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri started the trend.
Their menu is made up of 19 different burgers with some standouts such as the bison burger with a fried egg, pepper Jack cheese, red onion, peppadew jam, mayo, and bibb lettuce on a salt and pepper brioche bun; the American kobe burger with port wine onions, truffle butter, mustard aoli, and watercress on a salt and pepper brioche bun; the “100 dollar” with a red wine braised short rib stuffed burger, foie gras butter, onion marmalade, balsamic glaze, and watercress on a rosemary bun; and the inside out burger stuffed with blue cheese and topped with applewood smoked bacon, onion rings, house-made ketchup and mustard, and butter lettuce on an onion brioche bun. For those who don’t prefer beef, there are chicken, pork, turkey, salmon, and grilled mahi mahi burgers, and for vegetarians, there is a black bean burger and a spiced lentil burger.
If you come in for lunch during the week (Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 3p.m.), you can get a burger and a side or a salad and soup for $9.25. Also available are salads, the soup of the day, and starters such as hot wings, pretzel twists, and Gouda cheese fries. There is also a basic wine list, an array of cocktails, and a beer selection.
Blanc Burgers and Bottles is open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Skyler Bouchard is a junior writer at the Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter at @skylerbouchard.