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Burnt Crumb’s Non-Burnt Menu Review

Lauren Kettner, Staff Writer

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Burnt Crumbs is a modern, casual restaurant that plays a twist on comfort food by serving creative sandwiches. The closest location to campus is at 8549 Irvine Center Dr. They have a rotating menu, but always maintain their classic item: the Spaghetti Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I will rank five menu items I tried:

  1. Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich

With a crisp, yet fluffy house biscuit, the delicious buttermilk fried chicken was well complemented. Although I do not prefer gravy or sriracha honey, the different textures of the mashed potatoes and fried chicken still made this sandwich enjoyable.

  1. Spaghetti Grilled Cheese Sandwich

As the name suggests, the sandwich has spaghetti with marinara sauce within a grilled cheese on sourdough. I found the sandwich delicious but not as exciting as other sandwiches Burnt Crumbs has to offer because it has only the basic flavors of spaghetti and a grilled cheese.

  1. Avocado Toast

This toast has to be one of my favorite avocado toasts because of great tasting avocado on sourdough. Ricotta cheese was an appreciable addition to the toast and balanced out the strong flavors of lime and pepper.

  1. Hand Cut Chips and Hand Cut Fries

The chips were nice and crisp without having too much skin. Although the fries were shorter and had more skin than others, they were well seasoned. I preferred the chips over the fries because they were different than the other textures on the table. Each came with a dip: chips with a sour cream and onion dip and fries with garlic aioli. I preferred the bold sour cream and onion dip because of the creamy consistency.

  1. Pulled Pork Sandwich

This sandwich was definitely my favorite because of the apple slaw and homemade BBQ sauce. I found the meat was not overpowered with sauce, creating a nice combination of flavors. The bun does offer a hefty amount of bread, so I did remove the top of it when eating.

Especially when looking for a quality sandwich, Burnt Crumbs is a place you should try. With friendly staff and fresh food, their menu is perfect for families and friends.

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