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Steak n Shake Restaurant

30 Nov

While in Las Vegas on a recent vacation, my family and I dined in our casino/resort at a restaurant called Steak n Shake.  I hear they are famous?  This was the first time we had heard of the place and since we were in the mood for burgers we decided to try out them out.

For our orders we went with what they were famous for, steak burgers and shakes.  The ambiance was retro 50’s diner and the service was fast, but best of all the food was delicious! The burgers were nice and juicy and full of flavor. Topping it all off with a vanilla shake was perfection.  It’s not exactly good for you food but it is food that is really good!

If you ever see a Steak n Shake restaurant during your travels, stop and give the a try.  http://www.steaknshake.com/

Smash Burger in Folsom

29 Aug

The NorCal Burger with fries

Last year a Northern California burger joint opened in Folsom on E. Bidwell Blvd.  Smash Burger was highly anticipated as a restaurant that makes burgers really well and has some unique combinations of ingredients.  I was also told they also have very good shakes made with Dryer’s ice cream.

I had to go see what it was all about so I made plans to stop by there for lunch.
Smash Burger is located in Folsom at 703 E. Bidwell near Wales St.

I decided to try the signature NorCal Smash Burger which consisted of Brie Cheese, Apple wood smoked Bacon, sliced balsamic-marinated tomatoes, grilled onions, lettuce and mayo on a sourdough bun.

It was a good burger, had a very good presentation, service was nice and the burger and fries were tasty.  The combo of flavors was good, but I must admit, it was not my favorite, I think I will try a regular Smash burger next time. I don’t think the brie mix worked for me.

All in all it was a good experience, next time I’m going to try something else on their menu to see what else they have.

As of today 8-29-11 Smash Burger has a 50% off deal on Groupon – $6 for $12 worth of food.
This 50% off Groupon coupon deal can be found at http://gr.pn/qE18dB

Check out Smash Burger sometime and let me know what you think of their food – feel free to add your comments below.

There’s a new burger joint in town called Burgerocity

29 Jul

Folsom has a new burger joint in town called Burgerocity.

I have been reading about Burgerocity on Facebook for several months now, reading their updates about the new place, the menu, ingredients, the photos of the decor, the day that Good Day Sacramento stopped by and more. Today I finally went over to check them out.

Unlike most typical fast food burger joints, this place touts its their quality of food that sets them apart from the competition. (I liked hearing that, my quest was to find out if is true, it is).  For their burgers they use Certified Hereford Beef that is fresh and never frozen, and they say that the cattle are grown on a grain and grass fed vegetarian diet with no hormones or fillers, 100% chuck.  That sounds great to me!

This place also has a vegetarian Nuttyburger that I hear is really good along with 100% Kosher Beef Hot Dogs, including a Chicago Dog version.
I like their outlook and simple menu.

Today I stopped by for lunch.  Right off the
bat I have to give them props for having a very nice outdoor seating area with plenty of tables, inside it was equally nice with a good open streamlined decor that fit the place perfectly.

The restaurant was packed, word is already getting out about this new place, I saw several people there that I knew and they all looked very happy.

I ordered the “Heffer” (two patties) with Cheddar, Mushrooms, Grilled Onions and the works $5.99 along with an order of Garlic Fries $2.99.   After ordering, I got my soda and found a table, my burger came up in about 5 minutes.

Dissecting the burger:  

The Bun: the sesame seed bun was very nice and fresh.  It held up good thru out the carnage. Rating – Very Good

The Beef:  the burger was very good, the taste reminded me of something in between Harris Ranch burger and In-n-Out burger. It definitely had a higher quality taste that was detectable and made a difference.  Rating – Great

The Toppings: I think it’s really cool that you get the burger with the works and you ALSO get to choose from a nice list of Free Toppings that include: sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, relish, jalapenos and more. Rating – Great

The Fries:  The fries had a good topping on them, the garlic was tasty….but for me personally, I did not like the fries a whole lot -but only because they seemed a bit overcooked…. that could just be me, my wife lives crunchy fries where I like slightly cooked fries… I think it’s just a personal preference. Rating – OK

All in all it was a very good meal,  I related this place to a cross between 5 Guys Burgers, Smash Burger, and The Counter.  The double burger, fries and soda I had came to under $12.00, that’s not bad, I think next time I’ll try the Heffer with jalapeno’s.  I would recommend this place.  My only lament is that they don’t serve beer, but that’s not always a necessity.

Check ’em out –

157 Iron Point Road, Folsom CA. (916) 351-5777
Hours: Sun – Thurs 10am – 10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-11pm


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