Art of the Burger

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Lost Art Brewing food truck is located outside the brewhouse at 3393 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker. Photo by Bryan Esler.

Hark! My adventures have brought me to a Grand Rapids food truck treasure: Lost Art Burger!

In July 2020, co-owners Brad Lawrence, Mike Smith, and Austin Sylvester opened Lost
Art Brewhouse, 3393 Remembrance Rd. NW, Walker. Mike Smith says, “Our mission since we opened hasn’t changed, brew small batch, hand-crafted beers of the highest possible quality and make them available to our community as fresh as we can.”

The Lost Art Burger comes with two signature meat blend patties, grilled onion, pickle, American cheese, and choice of sauce on a sesame bun. Courtesy photo.

You can enjoy a brew at the Brewhouse (I recommend their flagship beer Dune Climber) and go outside to the Burger truck to order food, or just drop by the food truck if you’re on the go. Either way, you will receive a pager that goes off when your order is ready. No muss, no fuss.

All their burgers are made with locally sourced meat from Sobie Meats. Menu options include the Lost Art Burger, a smash burger available as a single, double, or triple, the Polska Burger, made from Sobie’s ground Kielbasa, and if you’re feeling adventurous, the Frankenstein Burger: a mix of the signature meat

blend and ground kielbasa. (There is an Impossible Burger available for the non- meat- inclined.) They also do a Burger of the Month to keep things exciting!

Being a basic Michigander, an olive burger draws me in like a tractor beam, so I went with a double Olive Burger and fries. The patties were perfectly cooked and seasoned, with just the right amount of olives, aioli, and Swiss cheese. The sesame seed bun brings it all together beautifully. And special mention to the fries, which were totally on point, crispy and salty without being overpowering. So good!

Austin Sylvester says, “We try to keep our beer and food as fresh as possible. Our ground beef for our burgers is ground and picked up fresh three times a week. We tried every meat blend, fat content, cheese, frying oil, and every other ingredient you could think of before finalizing our original menu. ‘Never stop improving’ is something that is said around here a lot.”

Restaurant hours are consistent throughout the summer: Tuesday 4-8 p.m., Wednesday 4-9 p.m., Friday/ Saturday noon–9 p.m., Sunday noon–3 p.m., and closed on Monday.

Does the food truck travel? Yes! Lost Art Burger has two food trucks,
one permanently parked outside the Brewhouse, and another catering truck which travels greater Grand Rapids. Their focus is corporate events and special occasions like graduation parties or weddings, but they do participate in community festivals and events. The truck can serve up to 150 people an hour!

So if you’re on a quest for great burgers and great beer, may your travels bring you to Lost Art Burger, a truly exceptional dining experience!

Visit lostartbrewhouse.com for more info.

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