After 30 years as a picky eater, I've found my palate taking on the ultimate challenge... trying new things....
I'm really not sure where it came from, but recently I've found myself ordering a different item off the menu every time I visited my favorite restaurant for the past few months. Maybe it was my husband's description of my order as "like a child would eat it" each time we phoned in take-out.. Maybe it was a desire to try something new..
Either way, I've found my plain-burger-loving self eating outside my comfort zone and loving the restaurant experience more than ever before. Where, do you ask? None other than Burger Jones in Uptown! Whereas Jay is an UBER fan of the White Trash Burger (7oz. hand-made burger, slathered in Velteeta cheese, chicken fried bacon, and a handful of cheese curds), I always found myself getting beef and bun.
But a few months ago, it went from the Nathan's Weiner (yeah, I said weiner!)... to the Always Summer Salad (spring greens, chicken, dried cranberries, goat cheese, Grannysmith apples, and hazelnuts with balsalmic vinagrette) with Mom as we sat in the sun on her birthday and I marveled over her Chipotle Chicken Melt.... to the full-on flavor assault!
Plain fries with ketchup? NO! Poutine.. hand-cut fries with beef gravy, un-battered cheese curds, crisp bacon bits, and green onion... so scared, but so very delicious!
Cheese burger? NOO! Chubby Cheddar burger... patty STUFFED with cheddar, oozing out with every bite, covered with even MORE Merkt's cheddar... wow! Lactose intolerance be damned!
Plain burger? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Two burgers completely BLEW ME AWAY!
1. Green Chile Cheeseburger - Pepperjack cheese, some amazing green chili salsa, and an onion ring on a hand-pattied burger with fresh-made sesame bun... ay carumba!
2. My new personal favorite.. The Hangover... Same awesome patty & bun, generously topped with cheddar cheese, bacon, hot sauce and a fried egg. The second it hit my belly, I called Jay and boasted about my new, other lover. I only wish our schedules weren't so off this week so we could go back!
I'm sure a lot of other racers out there are on their slim-down, training program, but this year has me working a ton and refocusing my efforts on family and the shop. And what do I like doing most with my hubby (other than 'that')? Going out to dinner! So we've celebrated life and love by enjoying great dining adventures and amazingly well done meals at home.
Pair that with amazing atmospheres and a great time EVERY time, we've loved spending time with Burger Jones, our family, and our friends. Thank you to all!!!
Loving life and enjoying every bite,