In honor of K’s favorite food (since she was 3), we thought that taking a look back to the burgers we’ve eaten this year would be a fun way to recap 2009.
K had a fancy-shmancy and very tasty birthday burger at the Village Pub (complete with homemade pickles and duck fat fries). And, her birthday present from C was a Weber, so we can grill our own burgers (see a few home recipes below).
We celebrated C’s birthday at our place, grilling burgers, drinking sangria, and playing horseshoes (and watching fireworks).
Throughout the year, we enjoyed burgers as well as beer and fellowship on Thursday nights with friends from church at the Dutch Goose and the Oasis (local watering holes) – and at Antonio’s Nuthouse before they changed up the menu.
In-n-Out is a common stop when running errands (especially for K), and on California road trips to Merced, SLO/Santa Barbara, and Carmel (those who know the area might realize from that list of destinations that we’re giving the Gilroy In-n-Out especially good business).
To close out the year, this week in Dallas we had a chance to experience fine burgers at the fine Texas establishment: Braum’s. We were sad to miss a chance to visit the Dairymart in Pottsboro, TX and eat hamburgers there…maybe in 2010!
Finally, we wanted to share just a few favorite burgers-at-home from this past year:
- Alton Brown’s “grind your own beef” burger
- Chipotle Pork Cheeseburgers
- Not exactly a burger, but we love the fresh-baked buns from the Mayfield Bakery & Cafe (still looking for our own not-too-complicated recipe)
UPDATE: After reading this post, C’s Aunt Sherry thought it was only appropriate that we close out our year with a burger – so on December 31 we had lunch at a very fun little drive-in/burger joint in Dallas, the Dairy-ette. The burgers were indeed tasty, and they had root beer in frosted mugs. What fun!