First things first… I just wanted to clarify Monday’s post. Rereading it made me convulse into a pile of embarrassment. It sounded like I think I’m in “shape.” Oh, helium balloons NO! Sometimes I get to jabbering without the use of my brain and don’t explain things correctly. What I meant when I said “conditioned” is that at least now when I bend over to tie my shoes I don’t need a defibrillator and CPR. So, better than fit to sit on a couch is “more conditioned” than I was. There… that makes me feel better. You know I’d still faint at the first sign of run a mile in middle school PE.
Mooooving on! Bwahahahaha… that will be more funny the further we get into this post… but first you will all need to get drunk and comatose.
Since I became vegatable-inarian nearly 3 years ago, I have not eaten a hamburger. Not a cheeseburger or a bacon burger or a triple lard and lard sauce burger… absolutely ZERO burgers. Which is totally fine because for years before that, I’m pretty sure they had to slaughter a heifer a day just to keep me in the fast food burgers. I was putting the Mickey D big wigs on the map! That doesn’t mean I haven’t craved a burger here and there… certainly not very often… and certainly not very much since the whole pink slime fiasco came to light… seriously!?!?!? Slime!?!?!? I’ve tried a few different varieties of the frozen veggie burgers and the bean burgers to try and make up for that craving… and blech to all of them… though that was a few years ago, and my taste buds have certainly expanded some since then. I eat vegetables on a daily basis now for crying outloud. For those not familiar with a garden/veggie burger. Basically, someone takes a bunch of vegetables mushes them up into a ball and then flattens them out… voila… instant burger. That sounds so much more appealing than slime… er… okay, not the way I just described it!
Saturday afternoon, we headed to the newest restaurant in town for lunch. If you lived in Cache Valley, you would totes understand the excitement that surrounds a new restaurant. We just don’t have that many nonchain, unique restaurants to choose from. For that you’d have to go to the big city… and there certainly aren’t many vegetarian options around this place… thus the reason I only eat out on Saturdays. What I can make at home is so much better than my choices around these parts. I know… y’all can’t believe it due to my cooking non-prowess, but it be the truth!
What was I saying? Oh yes… the new restaurant… It’s called Herm’s Inn and is located down on the “Island”. Herm’s isn’t that appealing of a name for a restaurant. It might be okay for like a gas station or a lawn and feed store… ooo… or a pet store. Hermit the Hog is totes the owner!
First Chance for Great Food… we’ll see about that! This place is only open for breakfast and lunch, so of course we showed up 10 minutes before closing time. Who closes at 2:00? I was surprised that the menu had so many vegetarian options… and a little bit in heaven. The first thing I saw was the Garden Burger… and despite the fact that I had had no success in the past with Garden Burgers, I ordered it anyway… telling myself that I’d just pick the burger off and eat the vegetables and the bun if I hated it.
Success!! I actually really enjoyed it… and no it was not just because it had cheese on it. It was genuinely pretty tasty. I’ve found my place to get a hamburger fix. Hermit the Hog, tell Kermie I said hi.
Question of the Day: Where’s your favorite place to get a burger Have you ever eaten a garden or bean burger? What did you think? Any suggestions of places with good ones?