These days, the Seattle food truck scene is saturated with mix-and-match dishes pulled from every food culture imaginable, from Korean bibimbap tacos to pho sandwiches. With this abundance of dazzling culinary mashups, it can be easy to forget the classics. Carlos Brizzo, of Macho Burgers, however, is out to make sure that doesn’t happen, and to prove that classic recipes still have a place in our growing food scene. And having tasted my own fair share of Carlos’s hefty hamburgers, piled high with both traditional and innovative toppings, I’m inclined to believe him.
The care and attention that Carlos puts into the entire process of cooking burgers is what truly sets his apart from your normal, run-of-the-mill burger. Carlos uses the highest quality, freshest ingredients possible, and prepares every burger to order from the truck he designed himself from the bottom up. A true craftsman, Carlos built the whole interior of the truck to his exact specifications in order to ensure that no movement is wasted and no compromises are made in the pursuit of the perfect patty. The results are some of the tastiest burgers you’ll find in Seattle. Carlos’s veggie burgers have been a particularly popular hit, among both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, thanks to a perfectly textured veggie patty and topped with a well-balanced assortment of sweet, spicy and savory veggies. Macho Burgers is truly a testament to the idea that simple dishes, prepared fantastically well, can become something truly extraordinary.