I was headed to Wynwood for a lunch meeting when I drove by a Two Guys banner (1490 NW 3rd Avenue, Overtown) that caught my eye. It mentioned a Ghetto Burger. So on the way back home a few hours later, I snapped a picture and put it up on Instagram as a reminder that I had to return.
I hit up Two Guys at 10:55 AM with El Comelon a few days later. We were under the illusion that they open for breakfast, but they’re strictly a lunch & dinner spot that opens at 11 AM.
It’s mostly a takeout joint since there are only two seats & a table. One last important thing, it’s a total dive.
We ask for our Ghetto Burgers all the way, one of them with bacon and an order of Hot Wings. Comelon tried to add a cheesesteak, but they’re out.
In conversation, while we’re waiting, we think about adding the oxtail and fried chicken to our order. The next thing we know, the food is ready, and we take our seats.
The wings are serviceable with a nice, not-too-hot spice that comes back to haunt your lips afterward.
The Ghetto Burger comes with American cheese, pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard & mayo. I take a bite, and it brings me back to my childhood.
I peel away the lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles after the first mouthful and eat the burger the same way Abuela would make me my burgers back in the day.
You can’t buy moments like these, and it makes me glad we decided to stop in.
Two Guys Ghetto Burger is a great homemade burger with no pretense. I wish there were more spots like this still around. And since there aren’t, it makes this find that much better.