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...a burger review...

Last night Benjamin and I checked out the highly acclaimed Burger Joint in Alexandria.  We'd heard so much about this spot and being a fan of burgers, and wanted to check it out.  We soon found ourselves dissecting the meal, the fries, and the price.  Between the Burger Joint, Elevation Burger, and of course, Five Guys who do we love...and who do you love?

First up, last night.  I got "the burger" and Benjamin got "the wellington."  Mine was your classic burger, onions, pickles on the bottom, a mojo sauce that wasn't anything to write home about, a nice bun, and of course, the burger itself.  Benjamin's had a nice mushroom onion mix on top, packed in and scooped on.  It seemed like a reduction that had cooked for awhile, making the flavours really come together.  It was good- real good.  We ordered a side of their fries- nice and crispy- and onion rings- also nice and crispy and good in that the onion didn't come out the first time you bit into it. (My favorite onion rings are still at Hungry Cat in Santa Barbara, but I guess that doesn't count here.)  Everything was made to order- also a big plus.  The dislikes of the joint.... the bun was too big.  I like how both other joints have buns that just fit.  Not mess (less mess) and easier to handle.  We both agreed it was good, but we had a greater love...

Elevation Burger.  I really enjoyed this place when I lived here last because of their In-N-Out feel.  The grass-fed beef, the handcut fries, the 'healthy' olive oil they fry them in- all make me a happy camper.  I also really value the feeling after going there- just right.  Not too full, and not too overwhelmed by grease engulfing my arteries.  Overall, it's just my favorite.  Surprisingly, it's Benjamin's as well.  It just tastes good.  I clicked on their website and it says, "Ingredients Matter."  Elevation Burger, you had me at...ingredients matter.  

Five Guys.  These burgers are also good in size and quite delicious.  The only thing that has me going there less is the portion control on the fry portions.  If you want a greasy burger and there are a group of you- good place to go.  Also, they have cajun fries which are a major weakness for me.  I'll search the bag for the most seasoned one...  

Next time we go out for burgers, Elevation please.  Although sometimes, Five Guys it is.  Who do you love?


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