Monday, June 4, 2012

Funnel Cake Burger

If I eat carrots with a funnel cake burger, does that make the meal healthy? No? That's too bad, because that's exactly what I'm doing as a write this, waiting for the leftover burger to cool.

In some circumstances, I like to order the same thing when I enter a frequented establishment. For instance, at Subway I typically order (on a rare occasion I will branch out) a turkey sub with wheat bread, non-toasted, with provolone, spinach, onion, black olives, tomato, oil and vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano, with a side of Cool Ranch Doritos and diet soda. At Sweet Frog I always get the original tart with slivered almonds and blueberries. If there is a new flavor I may try it, but I always get the original tart. It's my favorite and I enjoy it so much I've never gone off the beaten path there.

However, when I visit a restaurant I peruse the menu looking for the item that stands out--the item that I can't find anywhere else. This is the item I order. I don't want chicken fingers or nachos (please note I have NEVER enjoyed chicken fingers) I want the specialty item or drink or both.

This item, at Robin Alexander Bistro, is the funnel cake burger.

The other contender--I can't recall the name right off hand--was a burger topped with a hot dog, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, and chips. I decided I would need to work my way up to that one.

I'm certain I didn't read the menu in detail, so I was surprised to see two smaller cheese burgers, dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. The condiment you see in the middle (I apologize that my camera was being difficult this particular day) is a raspberry dipping sauce. 

This is an ideal choice for an individual who likes salty meals, but loves their sugar.

This is not an ideal choice for someone who has eaten little beef and lots of vegetables in the last week. My stomach was upset and I was sleepy and lethargic at 6:00 in the afternoon.

But let me tell you, it was good.

Robin Alexander Bistro has revamped their menu. I would love some of you to check it out--customers who have gone there before the changes--so we can discuss the tweaks together. 

Maybe over a Fun Dip Martini?