Triple XXX Family Restaurant

Restaurant Name: Triple XXX Family Restaurant/Diner
Address: 2 North Salisbury Street, West Lafayette, IN
Social Media: Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


Duane Pervis All American Burger

The 2017 & 2018 college basketball season has started and I ventured up to my alma mater, Purdue University, and visited a staple restaurant and favorite of mine The Triple XXX Family Restaurant/Diner. 

Nestled on the far east side of campus near an area known as the “Levy”, this eclectic joint has “old school” written all over it. Bar top stool seating, cash only, and nothing but Purdue Boilermaker nostalgia all over the walls. The absolute must try each and every time dish here is known as the “Duane Pervis All American Burger” named after All American running back/full back and track & field athlete Duane Pervis.

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A 1/4lb. chop steak, thick, creamy peanut butter, American cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle & onion on a toasty sesame bun.

This burger falls under the category of you either “LOVE IT” or absolutely “HATE IT”. I happen to be on the absolutely LOVE IT category! Let’s begin with talking about what comes on this platter. Simply put…no frills or anything super exciting, but sticking to the true diner style of a basket with the burger and fries. The fresh lettuce, tomato, pickle & onion layered on top of the beef patty and cheese do provide some additional colors but not too much.

The appearance of this dish isn’t anything for the eyes…as it’s 100% for the taste buds. The fries that come from Triple XXX are how french fries should be…crispy & crunchy outside and soft almost fluffy on the inside. The burger itself is a true work of art and genius in my opinion. The sesame seed bun is slightly toasted so there’s a firmness to the buns and a slight crisp or crunch texture. The chop steak, cheese, and standard toppings are nothing out of the ordinary for a cheeseburger, but it’s the creamy peanut butter on the bottom bun that takes this burger to the top and is hands down my favorite hamburger. That’s not just the boilermaker in me coming out either…I truly do enjoy the flavor profile of every bite of this burger. 

The peanut butter is what trips everyone up and is the main culprit to why you will either LOVE this burger or HATE it. I think the peanut butter adds an earthy twist to the sandwich and the placement of the spread is PERFECT! You would think putting it on the top bun would be best and treating the peanut butter like mayo, but at Triple XXX they put it on the bottom bun so the creamy peanut butter can gel with the salt chop steak patty making it DELICIOUS! 

Being true to my word about my reviews…I gotta find something “negative”. This sandwich’s flavor profile is SPOT ON and the absolute best, but the toppings could use some work. The lettuce, tomato, and onions don’t appear to be super duper fresh and the colors just don’t jump out as I’d like to see. I would also like to see the option for a crunchy peanut butter in lieu of the creamy peanut butter. I think that crunchy peanut butter adds another depth of texture while still keeping the awesome flavor profile.

SUMMARY

All in all, the Duane Pervis All American Burger is a heavenly flavor profile in every bite for a twist on a traditional diner favorite known as the cheeseburger. This burger may take you outside of your comfort zone, but aren’t some of the greatest things in our life experienced when we dare to try something new and get out of the ordinary and “just like everybody else” mentality? Unless you’re allergic to nuts this is a must try burger. If you do go, let me know as I’m always down for throwing one of these bad burgers down!

 

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