Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ettore's European Bakery & Restaurant: Burgers for the Cure

I was elated to support my burger habit AND a very worthy cause. Sacramento's famed European establishment held a fund raiser and all the proceeds went to Susan G. Komen for the cure. Scores of ladies, dressed in pink, joined Ettore to volunteer their time to help battle breast cancer and the Placer County Firefighters selflessly gave their time to flip burgers (also in pink).

"I've got a beef with cancer!" I enthusiastically shouted to the young lady taking the orders. Those kind enough to support this cause got Ettore's Award Winning All-Natural Niman Ranch Hamburger, a pasta slald, and a pink "boobie" cupcake.

Niman Ranch Beef is delicious. Ettore's supercharged it by serving the burger with sauteed mushrooms, swiss cheese, and herbed mayonnaise on a house made cheddar scallion bun. These elements together make an extraordinary burger. It is served during Ettore's lunch hours so if you missed today's event, fear not. For all will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the best burgers in Sacramento.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tuli Bistro

Inconspicously tucked away in Sacramento's Downtown area on the corner of S and 21st Streets sits a quaint restaurant with upscale style and a fair price. I haven't heard much about this place until recently. Then I got excited when I heard they have an amazing burger.

Tuli's menu changes frequently. This being my first time, I am not sure if the Atom Burger is always part of the menu. But I cross my fingers on bended knee, hoping and praying it will be there at my every request.

From the moment i bit into the Atom Burger, I knew there was something different... nay... extraordinary about it. It must have been the 1/3 pound of Storm Hill Chuck Beef and the "Tuli Sauce" that made it superior to most burgers. It is truly a marvel. Delicious down to every last bite.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Gatsby's Diner

What used to be a Japanese restaurant is now a swingin' 30s themed diner. Gatsby's has great food, great service, and great people.

The atmosphere was nostalgic for me for two reasons: all my memories of coming here as a kid when it was a sushi joint were flooding in and the background quietly echoed the sultry sounds of Ella Fitzgerald.

I was greeted with smiles as soon as I stepped foot in the building and was promptly seated. All the burgers are 8 ounces, which is moderately large for meat. It was right up my alley. I kept my order simple and ordered the Gatsby Burger (with bacon). I also ordered the tasty homemade kettle potato chips as an appetizer. My burger was hot, all the ingredients were fresh, and the strawberry shake was amazing!

Did I mention that Gatsby's used to be a Japanese restaurant? I did? Well I failed to mention that Gatsby's STILL uses the old Benihana grills in the middle of the dining room! I loved seeing the chefs at work!

"MMM! This IS a tasty burger!"