April 18, 2013

Burger and Fresh Chips from Heap Burger

■■■■□ 4.0 / 5 “Best food bus in town!”

Meet Heap Burger: the food bus. The more I think about it, the more I believe the food bus is just a natural successor to the space-limited food trucks that have been so popular these past few years. Pretty soon, we’ll probably be sitting down for a 5-course dinner in one of those double-decker buses they fancy over in England. Not yet, though… not yet.

If you’ve headed towards the Bridgers on North Rouse recently, chances are you’ve seen the giant red bus that’s serving up some of the top burgers in the Gallatin Valley. The menu is tight with 6 burgers, Heap nachos, a daily special, and a kids menu for the young-ins.

The Heap Burger Food BusA Heap Burger

I know the burger photo above isn’t great, but that’s just how a foil-wrapped takeout burger looks after unwrapping. I don’t think I’d change how they package it though, because when we finally sat down to eat the burgers about 10 minutes after receiving our food, it was still pleasantly hot.

The burger I had (which was pretty darn good) was the specialty of the day, which included Mountina cheese (local to Montana), bacon, caramelized onions, and a couple apple slices. You don’t see a burger like that around these parts often. The rest of the burgers range from classics to gourmet to the crème de la crème, the Heapin’ Heap. You should probably check out their Facebook page to see the Heapin’ Heap burger for yourself, topped with 2 x patties, 2 x mushrooms, 2 x bacon, 2 x caramelized onions, french fries, lettuce, with 2 grilled cheese sandwiches as BUNS! It’s a menu item like that which makes me think Guy Fieri will be stopping by Heap Burger on his next road trip.

Reviewed by Craig Dugas

Address: when we visited, it was parked on the east side of North Rouse just past the interstate underpass.
Web: http://www.facebook.com/heapburger
Phone: 406-589-1009