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BBURP-Outing #1

December 13th, 2009

The Belvidere at Broad and Tarrant’s Cafe

This past Friday night we ventured out for our 1st Burger Tasting with the Mongers.

The game plan was to hit 2 venues an outing and each couple split one burger and side.  (This might sound a bit crazy, but we have a deadline to taste test all the burgers.  The Monger’s are expecting a little bundle of joy in February and Amanda is swearing off burgers after his/her arrival)

First stop was The Belvidere at Broad.

DSC_0051This restaurant is a newbie, so none of us had actually been here before.  I had a great first impression walking in- small but inviting.

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The burger that Mr. vB and I chose was the 1/2 pounder with caramelized onions, smoked Gouda, apple wood bacon, mixed greens, avocado, tomato, house aioli, and a side of sweet potato fries.  I believe the Monger’s got the same thing minus the bacon and the fries.

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Without going into TOO much detail, as I want to save the final analysis until after we have tested ALL the burgers, we all thought this burger was AMAZING!!!

DSC_0061Here’s our Score Card for The Belvidere at Broad.

scorecard Belvidere

NEXT STOP- Tarrant’s Cafe.

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{I have to admit it felt quite odd going from one restaurant to other to eat a SECOND meal.}

I was a bit tipsy by the time we made it to Tarrant’s, so I don’t have as much photo documentation as I did at the first restaurant.  My apologies- I will do better an the next tasting, I promise!

Tarrant’s burger was much more “dinerish” in the sense that your only choices were a hamburger, a cheeseburger, or a bacon cheeseburger.  And the only toppings choices were green leaf lettuce and tomato.  We went for the cheeseburger and the Monger’s chose the bacon cheeseburger.

Here is a photo of what was left of the burger when I realized I hadn’t photographed it yet…

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What I lack in photos of the food, I made up for in photos of the fun we were having..

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DSC_0070(Mr. vB did this on purpose)

And here is Tarrant’s Scorecard.

scorecard Tarrants

Tasting #2 is scheduled for later this week.  Thanks to the readers who have offered up more suggestions like Caliente and The Forest.  We’ve even discussed adding the “Luther Burger” to our must try list.  Ever heard of it before?  It’s a hamburger patty sandwiched between 2 Krispy Kreme Donuts!! Crazy!

I just hope by the time all this burger eating is over, that I haven’t turned into a burger myself!!!

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