I had my first pretzel bun last October and I thought it was amazing. When I first saw the menu item for the Red Robin Octoberfest burger I will admit to being a bit put off by the concept of a pretzel bun. It just seemed like a the bad use of a great food item. The server assured me they were great and I soon was a convert. These pretzel buns from the WICKED GOOD BURGERS
cookbook were the best hamburger buns of any type I have ever had. They weren't t0o hard to make, but had some long rise times and used a baking soda bath to poach the buns just before baking. I liked the fact that these buns used not 1, but 2 beers. The buns did have a really nice yeasty flavor, no doubt due in part to the two beers used. I know I will be making these buns on a regular basis.