|these cost extra - photo by Patrick Hannan|
This place is packed. ALL. THE. TIME. We tried going for dinner on a Friday at 6:30pm and there was already a 40 minute wait. Aint nobody got time for that. So we tried again on a Thursday and did get two spots at the bar.
This is the point where you will most likely check to make sure you clicked on the right blog because I am going to type something that I would never have written only a few months ago. I love that every burger comes with a side salad, but fries cost extra. That’s right folks, a burger place that makes it easy for you to eat salad and a little extra effort to go for the fries.
I feel like this is a smart move for the business as well as good for the figure. Most people are going to splurge on the fries and spend more. Very few people add a salad to their burger order. It is a win for everyone. I mean get a look at these fries (photographed for my craving post in what seems like a former life.)
I am happy to report that on this occasion I was not in the most people category. I have set up a self inflicted
torture challenge to eat something green
with every meal. It is harder than you think. It was a nice little surprise to
have a fresh green salad lightly dressed with olive oil as a little bonus with
my veggie burger and glass of red. Ok, I had two glasses of red. Ok, ok, two
glasses of red at Burger Bach and then another one at home. This is Thirsty
Richmond, after all.
Here is what I ordered: The Vegetarian Burger topped with Chipotle BBQ Sauce (instead of the regularly offered organic ketchup, mustard, and pickle). It came with the mixed lettuce salad and for a million bonus points I ordered a side of sautéed garlic spinach. Crazy, I know, but they had a lot of tempting green options on the menu, especially for a burger spot.
Is it mean that I just wrote about eating a salad, but posted a picture of fries? Sorry folks, they are just too pretty.