Dear AHT: Smashmouth Burgers and Pizza in Schererville, IN

Dear AHT

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Today's AHT reader recommendation comes from Allyn Paul on his favorite local burger joint, Smashmouth. Thanks, Allyn! If anyone else wants to share some burger intel, email us at [email protected] or check out our review submission form. —The Mgmt.

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[Photograph: Allyn Paul]

Dear AHT, Letters From Our ReadersThe monster burger is my favorite item at Smashmouth Burgers And Pizza; it's so juicy that you need a towel to clean up with while you eat it. The beef is super fresh and flavorful, and it's nicely seared due to being smashed down while cooking. The bun is lightly buttered and toasted.

The real flavor changer in this burger is the addition of shredded pickle (not spears or slices) and their secret "bistro" sauce. The tangy sauce goes really well with all that beef brisket juice. The grilled onions are just right as well—they don't over-power the burger like raw onions would.

I can't eat the whole thing in one sitting, so it makes for great take home... and survives pretty well in the fridge overnight.

Smashmouth Burgers And Pizza

764 E US Rt 30, Schererville IN 46375 (map) 219-322-3838; eatatsmashmouth.com