CORBIN — It’s an ode to peppers, said Chef Kent Hubbard about the Wrigley Taproom and Eatery’s Burger Week featured burger.
The Hellraiser Burger, as it’s called, has four different types of peppers in it leaving your mouth asking for a cold summer ale from the tap or maybe an Ale 8. The peppers in question are Jalapeno, Habanero, Scotch Bonnet and Fresno.
“We wanted to do something that appealed to the hot heads that loved the heat and spice,” Hubbard said. “We also wanted to balance so that everyone could enjoy it. It’s full of flavor. Everyone should try it.”
Co-owner and executive chef Kristin Smith has been with Corbin’s Burger Week since it’s inception and said every year it gets crazier and crazier and community members anticipate the fun foodie week of adventurous and inexpensive burgers.
“I think all the restaurants are bringing their 'A' game,” Smith said. “We’ve got 10 this year and I think it’s something Corbin should be really proud of.”
Smith said she’s really proud to be participating for the fourth year.
However as a fourth-year veteran and even though she typically tries to cater to what people like, she went out on a limb and spiced things up a bit.
But keeping consistent with the restaurant's reputation, The Hellraiser features all local ingredients including beef from Whitley County, and lettuce from a local farm.
“We hope you get out and vote for our burger because we think we’ve brought our 'A' game,” Smith said, adding this is going to be the best Burger Week to date.
Downtown Manager Aaron Sturgill said downtown Corbin is blazing like a wild fire with Burger Week in full swing.
“Every restaurant I’ve spoken to has had tremendous success to the point they’ve ran out of meat and had to order more and it’s still early in the week,” Strugill said.
Smith advises to come early in the day for the Hellraiser as she typically plans for 100 Burger Week burgers per day.
The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery is open Tuesday through Saturday. Each day the Wrigley opens at 11a.m. and Tuesday through Thursday the restaurant closes at 10p.m. while Friday and Saturday they close at 11p.m.
The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery is located at 207 S. Main Street in downtown Corbin.