Burger Boogie

February 9, 2012

in dinner, movies, restaurant

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

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

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

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…collapsed (gracefully) into one of their cozy booths

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

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

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

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…plus a taste of Abe’s falafel

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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…

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

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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.

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I had my first handful dipped in housemade smoky ketchup…

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…and a bunch more with spicy mustard

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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 comments }

1 Amanda February 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

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 February 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

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 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

yes, i remember that!!!! you should definitely see this movie – in 3-d if you can!!!

4 stephsnacks February 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

Ahh this post definitely gave me a good burger craving! Luckily I am having one for lunch atop a salad… sort of wishing I had the bun, too ;)

5 Foodie and the Beatz February 9, 2012 at 11:25 am

Reading that article reminded me that Saving Face was at the top of my list of movies! Wondering if it’s on Netflix?

6 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 9, 2012 at 11:36 am

yes – it’s on DVD!!! but not instant :(

7 Cindy February 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

Does high school marching band count? ;)

8 Ellen February 9, 2012 at 1:16 pm

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.

9 evafitness February 9, 2012 at 2:18 pm

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!!

10 Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen February 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm

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!

11 Lynn at The Actors Diet February 10, 2012 at 12:50 am

Awesome Betsy!!!

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12 Monet February 10, 2012 at 7:49 am

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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