Who needs to stick to chronological order? I’ve got veggie burgers on the brain and some important news to share. I’ve actually eaten more burgers recently than are included here, including a Boca patty at Red Robin last night (no photo, but it was just like this).
Over the weekend, I was in Memphis, and I wanted to head back to Huey’s for a black bean burger. Remember when I posted about Fuel Café, and their veggie burger? That I didn’t like it as much as I liked Huey’s? Consider this a public service announcement: it’s good. I recant my previous comments.* Sorry, Fuel!
The problem is that Huey’s no longer offers the black bean burger. Sure, it’s on the menu, but our server told us they don’t have it anymore.
Thankfully, they do offer a chargrilled veggie patty. It looks kind of like the black bean patty, but it’s not really the same thing. This veggie patty is most palatable when loaded with toppings or a carrier for sauce, but I just wasn’t feeling it.
That’s not to say we didn’t have a good time, especially Alex who is always grinning.
I’ve heard in previous comments that my brother is good looking. But if you try to take him out while football’s on, he’ll be glued to the television.
And he’s taken.
Monday, we drove home, through aftermath of the mid-South’s snowstorm, and stopped for supper in Louisville at Third Avenue Café. Do you have restaurants you like to frequent in other cities? This is one of my favorites. Maybe it’s the Elvis theme that makes me feel right at home.
I was a little overwhelmed with the multitude of choices. You know how it’s easier to choose when your choices are limited – well, I finally settled on the veggie burger there, too, even though I’d just had one at Huey’s the day before.
The waiter said he didn’t even like veggie burgers, but theirs was the best in the city. Right about now it might be making its way up to the best in several cities. This burger comes with vegan red pepper aioli on a tasty special bun, along with homemade mesquite chips. I like the spicy bean flavor of this burger – the extras are simply extras.
Alex got the tempeh Reuben, which is also good. I had several bites of this, and once I start cooking at home again, making a Reuben is high on my list (after eating lots and lots of vegetables). I’ve already recreated the edamame and wheatberry salad.
Over the past month, I’ve only been home for a week (and not all at once) but I plan to stay put for a while, cook for myself again, and catch up on some things I’ve been meaning to share.
*That was the important news, sorry if it doesn’t sound very urgent. It is important for me to clarify!