- PHOTOS BY ROB BARTLETT
That One Spot
10968 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee | 407-877-7575 | facebook.com/thatonespot | $
There appears to be a food renaissance of sorts going on in Ocoee, and Maguire Road is the strip du jour. In recent months, we’ve lauded RusTeak and the Red Eye Grill, and now we can add the drolly named That One Spot to the list. It’s a hipster-oriented burger joint right down to the graffiti hamburger mural, but that hasn’t scared off the suburbanites. The sizable crowd occupying the dining room, and the one forming behind us in line, was an encouraging sign, though it prompted a hurried order and a quick dash to an empty table outside (and the watchful and envious gaze of those in line).
Of the 11 non-vegetarian burgers on the menu (there are also two veggie options), we chose a representative sampling: the turkey club burger ($7.50), the curry chicken burger ($6.99) and the crunch burger ($7.50). Along with an admirable side of mac & cheese ($3.50) baked with diced onions, and worthy hand-cut French fries ($1.99), we set our sights on the burgers. Turkey burgers don’t really do it for me, but both my companions felt this one, with sprouts, avocado, cucumber, American cheese and pecan-smoked bacon, was better than other they’d sampled. The curry chicken burger, at first blush, was a sad and pathetic-looking one. The bun was all but flattened, but the surprising flavor burst of the grilled chicken and basil garnered praise from all parties at the table. But the crunch burger was an absolute beauty, and it’s the one I’ll be hankering for until my eventual return. The crackle of potato chips and onion rings, the tang of blue cheese, the hint of horseradish, and the added comfort of brisket ($1 extra) is everything a burger should be. This one burger hit that one spot.