KSL A-List has a Fry Sauce tournament going on right now, where they are pitting the best 16 fry sauces around in a winner take all competition. You can vote on your favorite fry sauce by visiting this link . While looking at the nominees, I noticed a name there that I did not recognize, and that was Guzzi’s Vintage Burgers and Fries. I looked at the address and noticed it was just down the street from Moochies, my all time favorite place to eat. Guzzi’s may be a small operation right on the corner of 800 South and 200 East, in fact you can easily miss it if you are not paying attention, but where it lacks in size, it makes up for it in great tasting burgers and fries, and yes, the fry sauce was good too.
I would describe the interior as “cozy”. I can imagine finding a place just like it out in the middle of nowhere, off the beaten path, where you know the people who work there like they were family. The inside was small, but big enough where I didn’t feel claustrophobic. There was an acceptable amount of seating. The owners seemed to like motorcycle racing, as it was well decorated in that theme throughout. I liked the space.
I’m pretty dang proud of the picture I got of this Mushroom Swiss Burger. It really gives you a sense of what Guzzi’s burgers and fries are all about. I watched the cook prepare the fries, and it was not rocket science. He basically took a potato, ran it through a cutter press, and then took the fries and dumped it in the fryer. The fries, were good, but not outstanding. The fry sauce definitely made them taste better. They could probably improve the taste a bit by maybe blanching them a bit, but I’m not going to complain too much, because the burgers were phenomenal.
When I look at the picture of the burger, I can imagine my teeth sinking right through it with no effort at all. That is what you will find. A juicy, greasy burger with fresh veggies, and grilled onions, and delicious mushrooms. They put not one but two slices of cheese on top. The bun was a revelation. I loved this burger.
I went with the Pastrami Burger, and it too just melted in my mouth. Guzzi’s also provides the “can’t go without” malt vinegar and BBQ sauce. If you have not had malt vinegar on your burger, then you really are missing out.
The funny thing about my choice for lunch that day, is later on, I got talked into joining a Biggest Loser contest at my work, where we all threw in $20 bucks. Let’s just say on my afternoon weigh-in that I was much heavier than normal. I would like to thank Guzzi’s for that, and the nice boost they gave me before my contest started!
Guys and Gals. Guzzi’s has some great tasting burgers, average fries, with some tasty fry sauce, all served piping hot in their “cozy” little shack in Salt Lake City. Better pay them a visit soon.