Communal is a new restaurant in the heart of Provo, Utah right next to the Wells Fargo building. It’s run by the same folks that created Pizzeria 712 in Orem (apparently 712 degrees is the perfect temperature for cooking pizza). When I found out that Communal has a lunch menu and that one of the items is a burger and fries, I bumped it to the top of the list and just had to check it out. With expectations soaring, I did it.
The official name of their burger is the Blue Bacon Burger because of the special blue cheese sauce they add to the burger AND because the burger itself is 85% chuck and 15% bacon. Yes, 15% bacon in that patty. Folks, this was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. From the bun to the toppings and even the blue cheese sauce, this burger was perfect. I had mine cooked Medium and it was nicely pinked in the middle. I added some of their homemade ketchup but really didn’t need to. It was a deliciously euphoric burger and I don’t use the word euphoric often.
The french fries were also fantastic. The right combination of crispy outside with fresh inside and they add a nice, light seasoning that really works well. I also requested some fry sauce, which they made with their homemade mayo (they make their own ketchup and mayo…who does that?). Even the fry sauce was amazing, specifically because it was the right fry sauce for their fries.
Overall this meal was a $15 so it’s not an everyday event. The $15 gets you a burger and fries and I left feeling like I got my money’s worth. I believe with the taste and the price this is an official Gourmet Burger. You’ll love it!