There's a lot going on at H&H. We didn't sample the 100+ beers, but did enjoy some of the many quotations carved into the spacious "ultra picturesque spot." The rest of the menu looked good, and the place had a nice vibe about it. Turning to the burger itself, there was a bit of a divergence. "This burger had admirable aspirations and failed by achieving them." Some found it a bit salty ("Holy salted salinity, folks. This burger was hit by a Morton's truck."); other found the seasoning flavorful and well prepared. Said one: "There's a good burger in here, just waiting to get out. Unfortunately, the over fried onion ring topping distracted, and the bottom bun couldn't handle the pressure." "Sloppy but worth it," said one. Low of 71; high of 80; average of 75.
Much to like here, starting with friendly service and great appetizers. Several variations of burgers also scored well. We all liked the thick burger options: flavorful, generously sized, and so juicy the bun could hardly keep up. Good, creative options were well perceived. (The "skinny" didn't do as well -- "smashed beyond recognition.") Good vibe, but in such a cavernous space, it would be hard to call this a find. The fries were controversial. While one of our group like the "corn nut" flavor, most of us didn't. We also couldn't quite figure out how to describe them ("fry confetti, dusted with an unadvertised Old Bay-eqsue seasoning"; "nubbins -- to herbed"; "cold icky Cajun spice"; "salty and strangely seasoned.") Low of 69; high of84; average of 78.
"Oh, David Burkes. I wanted to love you. But I just … didn't." There's a lot going for you. Good apps; nice venue, too. We all agreed on that. But then, opinions varied. Our high scorer loved the beef: "The flavor shines … more than anything it suffers from cartoonishly high expectations. Don't advertise in the menu that it's the best burger in America unless you know it's a home run." Others were less enamored. "Dry," "bland," and "bready" may be compliments for certain foodstuffs (albeit none leap to mind), but not a burger. Ultimately, wrote one: "Pheh." Low of 62; high of 77; average of 68.