The Story of a $9 Burger

by Cate on June 4, 2005

Nope, didn’t cook tonight. Last weekend, when we were at the Art Show, we passed by some sidewalk seating of a restaurant and one of the patrons had an amazing looking BLT. I’ve been dying to have it ever since. Ran in tonight to get take-out and ordered the BLT. “Oh, we’re not serving that now, that’s only for lunch.” Let me tell you how bummed I was! How can you not be able to make a BLT for dinner? Bacon, lettuce and tomato … really. Am I missing something? Apparently so.

Anyways, since we were already there, it was easier to just find something else on the menu, and I ended up halfheartedly ordering the Magic Mushroom Burger. Not quite sure what’s “magic” about it: charbroiled burger with white cheddar cheese and mushrooms. Burger was good, but I think it could have had a little more flavor (I gotta say, I make great burgers!) and I think the roll should have been toasted. It was one of those HUGE rolls that was just too much bread. So, anyways, the burger was $9! I’m sorry, if McDonald‘s can make a burger for a buck, I think $9 is a little too far gone of that. OK, it’s a nicer restaurant than McDonalds … so I can handle $6, even $7 or $7.50. But $9? It just wasn’t worth it.

Now, the french fries, on the other hand, were an entirely different matter. I usually don’t care for waffle fries, but ate every last one of this batch. They were perfectly done — crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Good to the last bite. I’ll, of course, go back to the restaurant to try getting the BLT at LUNCH time, but until then, we’ll be passing on the $9 burgers, thankyouverymuch. I won’t even go into what I think of the three puny slices of plum tomatoes on top of it.

Magic Mushroom Burger

Cooking a full meal tomorrow … BLT Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, Salt and Pepper Shrimp and Tortellini Soup with Ham and Peas. Haven’t decided on dessert yet, so you’ll just have to tune in to find out what I end up making. Until then … fingers crossed and lots of good karma wishes for three very special people taking an important exam tomorrow. Good luck guys!

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mbrogier June 4, 2005 at 7:06 am

they’re even CANNED mushrooms!!

Those fries do look good…


cw June 4, 2005 at 11:12 am

i haven’t a clue how the notify me on feedback to my feedback got there. it might just be b/c this is an older version of the comment box. I noticed that your comment section is part of blogger. I had to manually insert mine from


cw June 4, 2005 at 11:16 am

btw, the tomato egg pizza looks great. i’ve been toying w/ the idea of “breakfast” pizza and hope that idea will come to light for the next EoMEoTe. :D


Cate June 5, 2005 at 12:32 am

mbrogier – I know!! My thoughts exactly. I mean, really … how could they?

cwc – I’ll have to check out blogextra – thanks for the tip!


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