Address: 2121 Broadway Street, Kansas City MO 64108 and1900 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City MO 64108
Short Order: Smallish burgers with a salty crust and grilled onions embedded in the meat. A single is a snack; get a double if you're hungry.
Want Fries With That? I've never really gotten fries at Town Topic. Do they even have them?
Town Topic makes some seriously good little burgers. Fresh-not-frozen beef, coarse grind, and salted just enough. They start with a fairly small meatball (looked to be about 3 ounces, so I'd recommend getting a double burger) which they place on the grill and smash down with the spatula. After salting the patty, they throw some sliced onions on top, smash those in a bit, and let it sit a while.
After a couple minutes, it's flip and press, to embed the onion in a bit further. Yeah, yeah, I know. Smashing is bad. Supposedly. But it sure yields a nice crisp crust.
The burger is served on a nice squishy bun with plenty of cool, crisp pickles. Pictured is a cheeseburger, with American, of course. (You have no other choice -- as it should be!)