To celebrate EatLafayette taking place June 16 September 1 we will be featuring one of the more than 80 participating restaurants each week on our blog. This week we are featuring Burgersmith.
In the olden days when you wanted something hand crafted you went straight to the source. Burgersmith, a play on the word blacksmith, takes the concept of hand crafted and applies it to the concept of a burger. But this isnt your run of the mill burger joint. Owner Russ Umbricht went through more than 30 blends of beef to find just the right kind that could stand on its own. Then there are the toppings. Most burger places come with pre-dressed burgers you can choose from, but then youre left with some toppings you may not want. Burgersmith offers more than 20 toppings you can choose from, all cut fresh daily and sourced as locally as possible. Their biggest seller to date is their pre-dressed Smith Burger which takes their gourmet beef seasoned with Louisiana spices and topped with grilled onions and their very own Smith Sauce. EatLafayette_600x275_Burgersmith While Burgersmith is all about the beef, they are quickly becoming known for their delicious french fries. They have four flavors to choose from including Smith Style, Butter & Garlic, Regular and Sweet Potato. The process for the French fries is as rigorous as their beef. They start with whole potatoes that are hand cut and soaked in ice water for a day before being blanched in the cooler for another 24 hours. The final stage is a quick flash fry straight out the cooler to give it a crispy outside while stay soft in the center. Burgersmith also has a number of specials throughout the week on their food and local draft beer. See below for a list of specials: Monday Thursday from 8 p.m. Close 2 for 1 Smith Burgers & 2 for 1 Draft Beer Daily Happy Hour Specials Monday Friday from 4 p.m. 6 p.m. Mondays $2 Dogs & $3 Chili N Cheese Dogs $2 Abita Draft Tuesdays Free Premium Toppings $2 Dixie Longnecks Wednesday $4 Smith Salads $4 Pinot Gris or Malbec Thursday $1 Off any Chicken or Fish $2 Tin Roof & Bayou Teche Beers Friday 2 for 1 Fries $2 Pints of Burgersmith Ale At Burgersmith you will find a casual dining atmosphere with full table service perfect for a business meeting, date or a meal with the family combined with a higher quality hamburger concept that uses natural ingredients and local offerings. Burgersmith is located near Kaliste Saloom at 1314 Camellia Boulevard. They are open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. 9 p.m. You can visit their website by clicking here and you can stay up to date on their weekly specials by liking their Facebook page. [gallery link="file" ids="652,653,654,655,656,657,658,659,660,661,662" orderby="rand"]