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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Cheeburger Cheeburger

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You know I love a good burger!!!

With thoughts of John Belushi in our heads, one a recent Saturday night we ventured out to Cheeburger, Cheeburger.

This place has a  1950's theme, with Formica tables,  neon signs and posters advertising classic cars on  the walls, and the piped-in music consisting mostly of oldies.  There's a small lunch counter in front, and tables in the back.  The pink color scheme is very authentic, very retro, yet very different from our other favorite 50's throwback, the gleaming-white  Johnny Rockets.

There's a very extensive menu, featuring salads, sandwiches, shakes, and, of course, cheeseburgers.    The gimmick is that you "create your own" by choosing the toppings and fixings for your burger, salad or sandwich.  Be forewarned, though, that your choices are limited to "medium" and "medium well", they do not serve rare burgers. They remind you on the menu that this is not "fast food", everything is cooked to order.

I ordered a quarter pound burger on a Kaiser roll (you can get a honey wheat bun if you prefer), topped with provolone cheese, sautéed onions, sautéed mushrooms, pickles and barbecue sauce.   The burger was held together with a toothpick topped with a green olive.    The meat is lean Black Angus beef, and definitely needed the sauce -- maybe a bit more sauce than they used.    I wound up adding some ketchup.

We ordered a "best of both" basket, a combination of French fries and onion rings.  We added two dipping sauces, zesty horseradish and creamy cheese.  The onion rings were light and crispy and paired well with the horseradish sauce, which had just enough zip to be interesting but not overpowering.  The fries were merely OK, and the cheese sauce tasted just like Velveeta. Warning --- they use peanut oil for all of their fried foods. 

Sodas (Pepsi, no Coke) are served in large mason jars, and refills are included. 

Service was a tad bit slow, though I was pleased to see the manager keeping on top of things.

Overall a nice experience. 

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