Wednesday, November 12, 2008

11/9/08-The Counter Burger, West Hartford, CT

Tom and I took a little trip up to Blue Back Square to walk around for the afternoon and grab some lunch, so hearing that there's a new burger joint in CT, we decide to give it a try. The place is cute--small, but cute--retro feel, but with all the modern comforts. The draw of the Counter Burger is that the burger is just the way you order it--with whatever you order on it. We did the 50/50 split on the fries--half sweet potato and half regular and it was served with a horseradish mayonnaise for dipping, which def had a little kick. My burger was a 2/3 lb. ground beef on honey wheat roll with tillamook cheddar, lettuce, pickles, bacon and sweet bbq sauce (I know, so original, but I wanted a basis to compare with other burger joints)--the burger was huge, considering the 2/3 lb is the weight AFTER cooking, not before! Tom's creation was 2/3 lb. ground beef with Danish blue cheese, olives, sprouts, grilled pineapple with ginger soy glaze--sounds like a disaster, but was very tasty. These burgers are hard to eat since they are so big, so next time I would try a burger bowl instead (the burger and all the fixings on a bed of lettuce). The Counter Burger became a fast favorite with us, I'm sure we'll be back!

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