Sweetwater isn’t exactly known for its burgeoning food scene but it is the Fritanga capital of South Florida. Right on its border to Westchester near FIU you can find A&G Burger Joint with its giant Burger menu and great Craft Beer selection. A&G Burger Joint opened up in late December of 2012 and I’ve probably been here a good ten to twelve times since.
The buns they were using has changed so for example, the Nacho Burger may not look exactly like this. The Nacho Burger should be described as an explosion of flavors.
They recently switched over to Martin’s Big Marty Rolls which I love. There are almost 20 Burger creations on the menu that range from a Juicy Lucy (stuffed with Cheese) to the 5:0 Burger (donuts as buns). You can of course create your own (B.Y.O.B.) from all of the toppings and ingredients. There’s even Bison, Turkey & Veggie as protein options. I’m a big Patty Melt fan and if I get the inkling that there’s something similar on a menu I always go for it. Their Burger Melt with Parmesan Crusted Bread is a beauty. I added some Applewood Bacon to the equation. If you can’t make up your mind on what to order, I suggest you start with this one.
Choosing your side is a difficult with all the options available. I’ve tried all of them and lean towards the Truffle Fries or Onion Rings. They recently added Chili Cheese Fries which are another great choice in particular if you’re sharing, it’s a large portion.
Dipping sauces play a big part in the side world here at A&G Burger Joint. The Savory Creole Mustard is my hands down favorite. It is so good I dip my napkins in it, just kidding. The Honey Mustard is a close second for me. My wife Marcela loves the Kalamata Garlic Aioli sauce.
If you come here on an empty stomach I suggest starting off with either their Garlic Buffalo Tenders (double hand battered) or the Fire Buffalo Wings. The Wings have to be some of the best in the city. There’s no skimping here as they’re meaty and sauced up just right. The Fire Sauce has the right amount of heat so that means you won’t be sweating as if you just ran a marathon.
My love for their tenders turned me onto their Buffalo Chicken Sandwich. I opted out of the veggies but added a slab of Queso Frito (Nicaraguan style Fried Cheese). Hey, we’re in Sweetwater and I do as the Nicaraguans do. You really must have this if you’re into the whole Spicy, Sweet and Salty thing.
You can close out your meal with a Cafecito (which I always do) and a dessert. There are two options here, Brownie Explosion or Banana Split. I’ve withheld the picture of the Brownie Explosion because it’s something that needs to be experienced, much like A&G Burger Joint.
UPDATE about the status of A&G Burger Joint: Read