Half the week I am a resident of the shoreline, and the other half of the week, I live in the burger capital of Connecticut: West Hartford. Prior to Haywire’s arrival my boyfriend and I would talk about how the shoreline desperately needed a burger joint. Finally, Haywire opened. For some reason, it took us a while to get here even though we both love burgers. After an unsuccessful attempt to dine here a month ago, leaving because the wait was too long, we finally returned on Friday. Glad we did.
We sat at the outdoor patio area. The menu contained many enticing options – it was hard to choose, but I finally decided on the Brie Burger which has brie cheese, apricot preserves, and bacon. The boyfriend ordered the Frico which comes with crispy provolone, pickles, onion and spicy ketchup. The crispy provolone cheese was quite a sight! There was so much of it, it reached out way beyond the sides of the burgers. I was lucky enough to have one of the big slabs of crispy cheese and it was delicious. We were both very pleased with our burgers. The fries were average, but satisfying enough as they came out hot, crispy, and salty. They were listed as shoestring fries yet came out thicker than I imagined. Not a complaint at all, the thicker the better (for the most part).
My boyfriend thought this was as good as Plan B in West Hartford, but I respectfully disagree. Plan B has always reigned supreme in the Connecticut burger scene, in my opinion, and continues to. A few gripes: out of soap and toilet paper in womens restroom (hostess was kind enough to let me use her hand sanitizer) and the parking lot is far too small. The restaurant was not at full capacity and many people, us included, had to park at nearby establishments and walk.
730 Boston Post Rd
Westbrook, CT 06498