No one can deny the power of a good burger. Here at Costas Inn, we pride ourselves on being your seafood destination and an iconic Baltimore location since 1971. As expansive as our menu is, we still carry some of your classic restaurant favorites. Our Costas cheeseburger is a char-grilled half-pound burger that comes topped with American cheese. That’s the most common type of cheese used on a burger, but did you know that there are other types of cheese used too? Let’s find out more!
Take a minute to envision your favorite cheeseburger. How many patties is it? What kind of bun? Or is it wrapped in lettuce? The anatomy of a cheeseburger is typically broken down into the bread, the meat, the cheese, the toppings, and the condiments. As we indicated above, American cheese is the most common type of cheese used on this sandwich. It’s mild and creamy and melts like a dream. It is nicely packaged and it’s easy to take with you on your next picnic.
Cheddar cheese is another solid choice for cheese lovers who want to add some more texture and flavor to their burgers. Cheddar can be found in either yellow or white varieties; either way, this cheese is incredibly tasty. Extra-aged cheddar is sharper and tangier, too, if you want something with a bit more bite. Pair fruit chutney with cheddar on a turkey burger for a flavor experiment you won’t soon forget.
Blue cheese is a common accompaniment for chicken wings, but did you know that you can deck your burgers out with it as well? It surprises the tastebuds with its presentation of spiciness, saltiness, and sweetness. Play around with Roquefort or Gorgonzola, but just remember to sprinkle in crumbled bits of cheese into the patty or dusted on top once the meat is cooked.
This may also shock you, but the swiss cheese you often find here in the States isn’t authentically Swiss. That doesn’t make it any less delicious, though! Lacy swiss is mild and features the iconic holes, but gruyere, appenzeller, and raclette all help you step your game up a little bit especially when sauteed mushrooms join the party.
Goat cheese, on a burger?? Hear us out. Goat cheese, especially when fresh and creamy, goes great with veggie burgers. It also complements meat well, even more so when you add a garnish of heirloom or sun-dried tomatoes. You can also try using feta cheese instead when goat cheese doesn’t appeal to you.
YOUR SEAFOOD DESTINATION
Costas Inn has been a Baltimore tradition since 1971. You may recognize our restaurant, which was recently featured on the Food Network with Michael Symon on Burgers, Brew, and ‘Que! We were also voted the 2015 #1 Baltimore Seafood Restaurant by USA Today, as well as #1 Crab Restaurant 2014 in the Baltimore Business Journal. You may have also spotted Costas Inn during one of our 9 appearances on the Today Show or heard one of our many interviews on WJZ TV Channel 13 with Ron Matz and Marty Bass.
You can enjoy our famous crab cakes in-house or order them online for any time eating. We also provide some of the best seafood catering in the Baltimore area! You can also get your fill from Costas even when you’re not in our dining room: follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!