Ah, the burger. Some would say it’s the perfect meal. When done right, it can come darn close. One of my favorite burger experiences was at a stand in Mexico City (Hamburguesas a la Parilla Roma) this past summer. For about $2 you got a freshly-grilled, loaded cheeseburger with options like chiles and grilled pineapple. The burger I had, with everything, was quite messy but oh-so-damn-good! Hot chiles, sweet pineapple and dripping beef fat…whatta combo.
Luckily for me, I discovered this video by Don Cuevas of My Mexican Kitchen. Love finding those food-blogging nuggets!
Around these parts, aside from chain burger joints, it’s hard to find the burger-fries-Coke meal for under $10. At Burger Burger, the lunch special is either the Mushroom Cheeseburger or Bacon Cheeseburger, fries and a canned pop for $5.69.
The Mushroom Burger was a handmade 4-oz fried patty smothered in cheese & shrooms with lettuce, tomatoes and extra onions. The bun was big and soft and had a nice crunch. This was a pretty darn good burger…plentiful and greasy. The fries, on the other hand, were fairly mediocre. Seems they were cut from some poor quality, blemished potatoes. Oh, well. Still a heckuva value.
Yes, Burger Burger is a bit of a dive. The floor was a tad sticky but that’s offset by the planters in the pass-window. The tables are a bit wobbly but the friendly and prompt service makes up for that. There’s was one aspect I found thoroughly amusing…the missing letters on the windows. How many times do you go to your own restaurant and not notice the ‘r’ is missing in “drinks”?
I’ve been past Burger Burger perhaps a thousand times. For no apparent reason, I never gave it a try. It’s always easier to hit the drive-thru, I guess. When I saw two fellow bloggers, Sherman and Kim, had visited (their posts are here and here), I finally tried it out. This, to me, is what food-blogging is primarily about. It opens the door to discovery. Sometimes you discover great food, sometimes great value. Here, there’s great value and the food’s good, too.