Burger Boogie

We showed Abe’s parents the magic of The Arclight yesterday…


…not only the greatest theater in the world, but the coolest 3-D glasses ever!


After seeing Pina (a must for any dance lover) we leapt across the street to Go Burger


…collapsed (gracefully) into one of their cozy booths


Obviously, burgers were necessary. Just like at The Counter, they’re customizable.

I got a turkey, with lettuce, tomato, and pickle chips…


…traded bites with Wendy’s beef and David’s salmon…

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…plus a taste of Abe’s falafel


I actually liked everyone else’s more than my own. Just not satisfied by most turkey burgers anymore, not when I know what’s possible with Umami’s version!

We all agreed that the bread-to-burger ratio was a bit overwhelming, especially since the whole wheat bun was pretty dry. Much better were their fries – sweet potato…


…and regular “skinny” ones (which were actually “fatter”/wider???)


In terms of bang-for-you-buck, I recommend going for one of those sides instead – the salad option was gloppy, and the portion was pretty small.


I had my first handful dipped in housemade smoky ketchup…


…and a bunch more with spicy mustard


My Thick Dumpling Skin co-founder Lisa and I are gonna be on the radio tonight! Bay Area peeps can tune in to KPFA 94.1 (KPFB 89.3 in Berkeley; KFCF 88.1 in Fresno) but you can also listen online at 7pm PST.

Have you ever studied dance before? Even though the NY Times (mistakenly) gave me credit for being a professional bun head, I definitely do not consider myself to be one, although I did take ballet as a child, and modern in college.

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12 thoughts on “Burger Boogie

  1. Amanda

    I haven’t been to the Arclight in a long time. They have the best popcorn hands down. I totally agree with you on the turkey burgers. Umami’s blew me away. I wouldn’t mind getting one now! (I’ll sneak in a gluten-free bun)

  2. Jennifer Gregory

    Looks like an incredible movie. I was a modern dancer when I met you! (Brearley was my day job.) Now it feels like I danced in a former life, but it’s always in my soul. I say it all the time: “I still dance in my kitchen.”

  3. Ellen

    As a dancer, I loved seeing Pina too-although as someone who has dealt with eating disorders and knows what goes on in the dance world I seriously worry about a lot of the dancers in te movie…they looked seriously unhealthy.
    But the dancing was amazing.

  4. evafitness

    I want to se Pina so badly! I think it comes out in Australia soon? I am a dancer but company dancing is a beast of its own. It looks beautiful! I have friends who work at The Counter and swear it’s the best thing ever!!

  5. Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen

    I want to see Pina so bad!! I hope it plays in Utah so I can see it! I tried to see it three times while on tour to France this summer but always missed it. I dance everyday as my full time job! That’s awesome you took modern in college! The company I dance for is modern/contemporary dance!

  6. Monet

    I took ballet as a child, and I actually want to take a few adult ballet classes soon. I miss it! And your burgers and fries look amazing! So good. Thank you for sharing, sweet girl. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and love from Austin.

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