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August 18, 2011

The Counter

With this being the last week of summer vacation for the kids, we had a few back to school items to pick up before the store shelves were stripped of supplies from frenzied shoppers.  Paige went shopping with her Nonny {grandma} and Bryce and I headed to the Container Store.

Conveniently, the Container Store is positioned near the food area of the outdoor mall we were at.  As soon as we walked out the door to leave, my little carnivore sniffed the air and there was no holding him back....he smelled hamburgers.

Must be a new trend or something because two doors down from "The Container" store sits a restaurant I had never heard of before, "The Counter".  To my little carnivore's delight, The Counter is a place where you can custom build your own hamburger.  Apparently you can find this restaurant chain nationwide but the first I had heard of it was yesterday, in Corte Madera.

They also had something on the menu that was new to me; hamburger topped salads, yep that's right, a hamburger patty plopped right down on top of your salad.  I'm sure this idea is popular with people trying to eat a low carb diet.

I ordered up the Backyard Barbeque

A chopped melody of lettuce, topped with 1/3 lb. beef patty, horseradish cheddar, chopped ham, onion, coleslaw, crispy onion strings, some sliced tomatoes, served with buttermilk ranch dressing and barbeque sauce on the side.

A tower of goodness.  They also have vegetarian versions on their menu as well.

Off the kid's menu, Bryce ordered two mini hamburgers with no cheese.  He would have preferred a plate of fruit rather than a pile of fries, but I didn't see that on the menu.

All in all a good experience but if you're in a hurry, service seemed to be a bit on the slow side.

Any time I can spend a little one on one with my little farm boy is good with me:)

Have you ever tried a hamburger topped salad?

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My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

hi nancy..well there is one i have never heard was it ?

i was in Target yesterday and it was crazy with back-to-school buyers too....

happy to stop by today,
kary and teddy from SLO !!!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the hamburger topped salad sounds yummy!

This Farm Family's Life said...

I have never heard of The Counter. That burger looks delish!

Dar said...

The Counter,~~new to me too, but then I do live way the heck out in the sticks.
I've had many a bunless burger next to my salad, but never on top of it. I don't think I'd like hot on top of iceburg...but then we do make wilted lettuce~~~is that the same:}
Always game for something new.
BlessYourHearts...and what a cutie~ little farm boy

The Weaver of Grass said...

Seeing that plate of food Nancy reminds me that whenever we visit the US we are overcome by the huge amounts of food which we get served up. Half that would be enough for me - still a growing lad needs sustenance.

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Erin Janda Rawlings said...

That pile of fried onions on your burger made me drool!! Yumm!