Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Finally! Another Food Post: Let's Talk Burger Joints

Let's talk burger joints. For this 'report', I'll skip the usual fast food drive-thrus.

I tried The Habit for the first time today. Service was good.


1. They have a teriyaki burger with grilled pineapple.
2. They have milkshakes made with real ice cream and topped with whipped cream.
3. They have tempura green beans. Nice plump ones.


1. Bun was too dry, making it taste a tad stale. Five Guys has very delicious, fresh-tasting buns.
2. French fries are meh. French fries are better at Five Guys by a landslide.
3. Burger patty is too small.  The Little Cheeseburger at Five Guys seems more substantial.

So, for burgers and fries in general, Five Guys wins by a mile. My male counterpart agreed. However, if you have a hankering for teriyaki, a good milkshake, or tempura green beans, The Habit may warrant a visit.

I tried Roam Artisan Burgers earlier this year. Checked-out some Yelp reviews which were mostly good. The negative reviewers seemed primarily put-off by the prices, and suggested you were better-off at In 'n Out.  

My thoughts:  Yes--it's a little expensive. It's an upscale burger place in Lafayette. What were you expecting?

1. The Classic Burger: I usually enjoy over-cooked, hockey-puck, fast food burgers. However, this was a juicy, meaty burger and it was delicious.
2. The Ginger-Lime soda was GREAT. Potent flavor, which is what I like.
3. Custom Milkshake:  Salted Caramel and Coffee. WHOA. YUM.
4. Fry-fecta: mix of zucchini-onion shoe-strings, regular fries, and sweet potato fries. Very tasty.
5. Asparagus:  Fresh seasonal veggie-of-the-day. Very good. Made with lemon and some kind of Spanish cheese that I can't recall the name of. 

Bonus Points: Girl who took the order was really sweet. Place looked really clean. I would happily go again.  But I still love Five Guys, too.

I've yet to try The Counter, but that'll happen before the year is out, I suspect. Stay-tuned.

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