Nothing beats the feeling of wrapping your lips around a fat juicy burger! Imagine sinking your teeth into six of 'em! That's exactly what Madison Elites and their guests did when DLUX invited us to chomp down on far out forms of the American classic at Yelpin’ Between The Buns!
Our evening started with a smattering of delicious dips, like French Onion with house made chips, Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke with veggies & garlic crostini and a fan fave, Alsum Farm Spicy Sweet Corn with Fritos. (Srsly... people were practially drinking the stuff!)
In addition to stellar starters these guys are quickly makin' a name for themselves as Madison's bodacious bovine destination offering fun between bun. Folks feasted on the DLUX BURGER (port wine-onion marmalade, creamy blue cheese and arugula), WHITE FISH & SHRIMP BURGER (creamy sriracha and cabbage slaw) and the BACKYARD BBQ BURGER (carolina coleslaw, bacon, cheddar cheese and bbq sauce) among others.
Because our offerings were mini, Yelpers had room to 3 fierce fry combinations like blue-cheese and bacon! And no party is complete without a few libations which is why a selection of kegged cocktails and wine were available behind the bar, in addition to Capital Brewery who brought out some killer growlers with brews for folks to sample. And for dessert? Boooooooozy milkshakes of course, toasted marshmallow with a shot of RumChata winning the hears of many.
Yelp Elite Tom Q won a "name the next best burger" competition. His lamb and tziki burger will be on the menu at DLUX for the entire month of January kicking off a year of burgers of the month. Yelp Elite Bob S took home a prize for best dressed dude and even a non-elite wowed judges with her DIY lettuce costume. Everyone left with gift bags packed with goodies from DLUX, Capitol Brewery, Hubbard Avenue Diner in Middleton, Market Street Diner in Sun Prairie, Luigi’s and a few others.
A huge... HUGE thanks goes out to Caitlin of Food Fight and DLUX, restaurant GM Tom, AGM Alex, Chef Kelly and the ENTIRE team at DLUX who closed the restaurant down for two hours and made sure nobody left hungry or thirsty. These guys definitely pulled out all the stops and created an awesome evening for our yelpy crew. Thanks to Kyle from Capitol Brewery and their current BrewMaster Brian, who chatted with folks about his new pumpkin ale that blew people away. Thanks to CC for creating way cool mini burger boxes complete with Yelp/DLUX stickers and helping to put together our rad swag bags. And thanks to Jen Dederich for snapping awesome pictures of our evening.
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still dreaming about that spicy/sweet corn dip