Marsala Burger @ Keys Gourmet Slider Station.

The Indy Burger Guy visited Keys Gourmet Slider Station on Monday, June 19, 2017.

This post is part two of a two-part set of reviews of burgers from Keys Gourmet Slider Station, an Indy-area food truck. To read my initial review from Keys, check out last week’s post about Grandma’s Old Timer Burger!

As I detailed last week, I was able to try two different sliders when the Keys Gourmet Slider Station visited by place of employment. If you haven’t yet, read my review of Grandma’s Old Timer Burger, then swing back here to read this review!

You’re back? So soon? I mean, I don’t wanna accuse you of just skimming and not actually reading, but… oh, okay. No, no, no – that’s cool. Let’s continue.

The second burger I tried that day was the Marsala Burger, which is like one of the best Italian burger possibilities I never knew existed. The burger starts with a lightly-seasoned beef patty, with mushrooms sauteed in a Marsala wine reduction, leaf lettuce, and Gorgonzola cheese, all served on a standard slider bun.

Where to start? The burger here was extremely well-cooked, to a perfect medium (which is nice, considering I wasn’t asked how I wanted it cooked) and seasoned lightly, but effectively. The beef flavor shines through, even though there are a lot of really interesting and complex flavors at play here.

There’s a near-perfect balance of flavor at play here that I absolutely love. There’s a great earthy richness to the wine and mushrooms that contrasts beautifully with the tangy Gorgonzola (I suspect it was a Gorgonzola Dolce as a more powerful Gorgonzola Piccante would have likely overpowered the other flavors*). Even with the strong, pungent cheese, the beef is still present and tasty, which makes for a well-balanced burger from start to finish.

There are still a few minor issues. The bun soaked through here, but it proved only a minor inconvenience as it didn’t effect the eatability of the burger in the least. Of the two burgers I tried at Keys Gourmet Slider Station, this one was the best by far and the one I would easily recommend to others.

However, if beef isn’t really your thing, there’s still going to be something for you at Keys Gourmet Slider Station – from chicken and turkey to pulled pork or vegetarian patties. Do yourselves a favor and track down where Keys Gourmet Slider Station is going to be next and try a Marsala Burger!

EXECUTION: 3.2/3.5
APPEARANCE: 1.1/1.5
TASTE: 4.3/5.0

FINAL RANKING: 8.6/10

THE DETAILS
Keys Gourmet Catering & Slider Station
3748 Lafayette Road
Indianapolis, IN

For more information about food truck locations, check their website:
keysgourmet.com
Cost Range: $ ($6 and under)**

* A couple years ago I worked as a cheesemonger at an area grocery store and discovered that Gorgonzola is one of my favorite bleu cheeses (after Roquefort and Stilton, of course).

** Keys Gourmet Slider Station offers two sliders for $8, which comes to $4 per slider, hence this classification.

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