5.0 out of 5.0 stars

The Westshore area of Tampa has a new and very good entry into the smashburger arena.  @uniontampa opened a few months ago, offering up a sleek, modern, upscale design and serving traditional American food.  What could be more American than a cheeseburger?

A great smashburger doesn’t have to be that difficult.  Good ingredients executed well.  Union does it beautifully.  Two brisket & short rib blended 3oz. patties, that are charred nicely, juicy and seasoned well, is where it starts.  American cheese, of course, melted very nicely.  A few fantastic sliced pickles on the bottom and a nice amount of their delicious Union sauce up top.  The sesame seed potato bun is an attention grabber.  It has a soft and very airy feel to it and is toasted beautifully.  It’s worth checking out.

If you didn’t know, Union New American is owned by Jeff Gigante, Joe Guggino & Andrew Wright, the same owners as @boulontampa, and you know how much I love Le Burger.  There may be some similarities with that burger, but this one is different and easily stands on its own.  It does have a different feel to it.  A damn good feel for sure.

The Union Cheese Burger is currently only available on the lunch menu.  Get there before 3:00.  I have requested it be added to the dinner menu. 😉

The fries are fantastic.  Get a side of that delicious Union sauce to dip them in.
The Roast Chicken is wonderful.
The Parker House Milk Bread is one of a kind.