Tag Archives: burgers

Toné’s Minced Onions: deyhdrated and delicious

There was a time when I made frequent car trips back and forth between the Bay Area and Southern California. The Route 5 interstate was fast but boring, and I always took a break at an Arco gas and snack … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking | Tagged , | Leave a comment

One simple trick to avoid a “nothing burger”

I stopped in at Country Drive-Inn, a locally famous spot in Clifton Park NY, to pick up some food for a road trip. I ordered their legendary onion rings plus a cheeseburger. Couldn’t resist a nibble of the rings before … Continue reading

Posted in Eating | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

What’s wrong with fast food burgers? The lettuce, that’s what!

I have been holed up after foot surgery which for some reason has given me an unnatural desire for fast food burgers. With a bit of scheming I was able to procure the Dave’s Single shown above. It’s not bad, thanks … Continue reading

Posted in Eating | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on What’s wrong with fast food burgers? The lettuce, that’s what!

The real problem with fast food today

Walk into most any fast food establishment, approach the counter to order, and what do you see? Typically a bank of dispensing stations with the actual food preparation nowhere in sight. I think separating the kitchen from the people who serve … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Recipe: Texas Schoolburgers (IMPROVED)

After preparing a palatable version using my recollections of school lunches in Dallas and ideas I’d found on the web, I finally bit the bullet and converted the original institutional recipe. Guess what: it is terrific. No idea why we … Continue reading

Posted in Mains, Recipes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The burger rant (it’s all about the bun)

Behold the perfect burger*, from Jack’s Burger House on Hillcrest in Dallas, TX. Notice how the meat is a thin yet cohesive layer that curves around a much thicker strata of condiments (sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, coarsely chopped onion and … Continue reading

Posted in Eating | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment