Barbecue 58 was a restaurant that I had not been following directly. I’d seen their food through a few mentions on QueRikoConKiko‘s Instagram page.
It wasn’t until Kiko announced that he was collaborating with them on a burger that I was now game on. But, as it turns out, it wasn’t a burger at all.
Usually, this is the part where I would be sad, but this story has a happy ending. Now onto the mini arepas.
At Barbecue 58, they’ve got these Arepitas de Chicharrón. Venezuelan sweet chili and ground pork make up these small hubcaps, served with cashew sour cream for dipping.
As tempted as I was to polish off the entire plate, Kiko had warned me that his namesake sandwich was a big ‘un, so I had to behave.
The fries arrived “Estilo Texas,” aka Texas-style. The shoestrings are tossed in a smokey seasoning which makes them super addictive—a few of themselves swimming in the arepita’s sour cream.
The Kiko Burger
Kiko wasn’t kidding; this “burger” was a mastodon. When it was placed before me, I felt my excitement level go through the roof.
I can see that it’s not really a burger, but this steak sandwich is beautiful.
Let’s break it down. The Kiko Burger is half a pound of finely sliced smoked ribeye, pickles, greens (totally hidden under the steak), “glazed” onions, and crispy round hash brown with Belgian beer and orange-based citrus mayonnaise on a potato brioche bread.
Wow, that was a mouthful! This sandwich (remember, it’s not a burger) had thoughtfully laid out flavors and textures.
The smoked ribeye was phenomenal, but the orange-based citrus mayo perfectly tied it together. Congrats to Kiko on this collab; it’s a winner!
Barbecue 58 Urban Grill
9136 NW 25th Street
Website – https://www.bbq58.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/barbecue58
Monday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday 11:30 am – 9:00 pm