[edited: 01.22.12 with updated daily menu specials]
That's right, another burger post. Ever since the I've hosted the Burger Quest and because of my pregnancy, I have been craving a lot of burgers lately. I absolutely love red meat. Since I had to omit steaks from my diet (my meat needs to be cooked medium well to well done), the closest easy thing to satisfying my red meat fix is a really good hamburger.
Buddie's Burgers had opened in the College Area where there used to be a bagel sandwich place, then a torta place, then a Mexican food restaurant, and now a burger joint. I hope this place will do well -- and by the looks of the crowd that was there when we visited, I have a feeling that this burger joint will certainly stick around.
My friend, Lorena, and I met here for lunch right a few weeks before she left for maternity leave. Our pregnancies are a month apart and we wanted to meet up to chat it up with good food before officially leaving. We have both never been to Buddie's so we were both excited to try it out.
Buddie's has a walk-up counter to order and the ladies bring the food right to you. Unfortunately, Buddie's does not have their website up yet, so I could not browse the menu to see exactly what I wanted. I knew, though, that I was there for a cheeseburger and fries.
[buddie burger + crispy fries]
When we walked up to the counter we noticed one thing on the menu special board....
Buddie Burger, Fries, and a Soda for $5.95... oh yeah! I ordered a burger with everything on it (lettuce, tomato, fresh red onion, sauce) with cheddar cheese (for an extra charge.... like $0.30 or something) along with the fries and a cup to fill at the soda fountain (Coke products).
Our cheeseburgers and fries arrived pretty fast for "made to order" burgers - less than 10 minutes. It was hot and fresh and brought straight to us at the table. I took the first bite of the burger with everything on it. It was amazingly delicious. The meat was juicy and all the veggies in the burger were so fresh and crisp. I absolutely loved every bite of this burger. I also liked the way they shredded their lettuce. Thin and crunchy, like cole slaw!
I heard that Buddie's has two kinds of french fries - regular and beer battered. I believe I ordered the Buddies fries, which are beer battered (what?) and they were equally as delicious and amazing like the burger was. None of these fries, I repeat, none of them... were soggy. They were all fried to crispy perfection. I admit that I ate the whole basket of fries alone, not leaving one piece of fried potato goodness behind.
Here are their daily specials:
- Buddie BusterMonday: Buddie Buster, Fries & Drink [$7.95]
- Tater Tot Tuesday: Buddie Melt, Tots & Drink [$5.95]
- Pastrami Wednesday: Pastrami Sandwich, Fries & Drink [$7.50]
- Buddie Combo Thursday: Buddie Combo, Fries, & Drink [$6.50]
- O-Ring Friday: Grilled Cheese, Onion Rings, & Drink [$5.95]
- Slider Saturday Three Baby Buddies, Fries & Drink [$6.95]
- Chili Dog Sunday Chili Dog, Fries & Drink [$5.95]
I have been there three times already. I cannot wait to try other menu items like the hot pastrami sandwich and the grilled chicken sandwich... that is, if I can be strayed away from their burgers.