We went to the farmers market downtown on Saturday morning. We had a very sunny taco and cinnamon roll breakfast, and then wandered around the vegetables. We were pleased to see that our cucumbers rival even the best local farms, and that we could sell the weeds that grow abundantly in our driveway for $2 a bag. We decided our imaginary farmers market stall would also have sage, rosemary, spinach, and loaves of sourdough bread.
We might go back next week just for more of those super cute little onions.
Hut’s has a special place in our hearts. We went there on a special date a long time ago, so we like to go back and hold hands and share onion rings. We even walk from blocks away, since they are located right on 6th Street. It is very diner-y, with the burgers and fries in little red baskets lined with paper. The burgers are good and messy. The fries are crispy. And the onion rings are huge and have some pepper on them that is extra delicious. I always have Jon cut the rings in half, so they can fit in the ketchup cup.
If we ever are craving a “fast food” hamburger, we always go to P. Terry’s. We both get cheeseburgers, with the added pickles and onions, and we share an order of french fries. They have excellent crispy, hot fries. The burgers are the perfect size so you don’t end up extra full, and have the classic toppings. Mr. P. Terry makes all the food with fresh, natural ingredients, plus, we both get fed for under $10, and you can’t beat that. Sometimes, for an extra treat, we sit and chat for a bit after we eat to make room for milkshakes. Or we make an evening drive-through milkshake detour on our way home from the gym.
We love our hamburgers. Its one of the foods we crave and debate most often. We thought it might be fun to critique some of our favorite spots!
First off, the smell of hamburgers remind me of high school football games. So those are the hamburgers we tend to like best. Not so much the fancy pants kind. People swear by places like Hopdoddy, which is good, but we kinda think once you get too much stuff going on, it becomes more like an intense sandwich.
Our most recent hamburger date took place on Valentine’s Day afternoon. We went to Phil’s Icehouse. We can walk there from our house, and it was such a pretty day outside, so that already had us in a good mood.
We usually get the classic burger or the one with bbq sauce. Their burgers automatically come with half regular fries, and half sweet potatoes fries, which is the best of both worlds. The buns are big, fluffy, and slightly sweet. They don’t get all gross and soggy if you need to take your time eating. They have the good kind of hamburger cut pickles. The burger patties aren’t ginormous, and just the right amount of juicy. We also like that the menu items are named after local neighborhoods, and of course, there is an Amy’s ice cream shop right next door. They have lots of outdoor seating, or they open up the big garage type doors on nice days so you can eat inside with the nice breeze.
Definitely our favorite hamburger in the neighborhood, and we can walk off all the burger calories on our way home.
We decided our summer thing (sometimes we skip spring here, so we need to plan early) is to go get pie. I LOVE pie. Pie is perfect. It fits any occasion, season, mood. Pie is happiness, and I want perfume that smells like it.
Our first pie adventure was to Quack’s Bakery. It was a not too warm evening, and we sat outside, sharing pie with friends. We shared a slice of peach pie and chocolate cream. And somehow the air vents wafted fresh pie right past our noses, and I wanted to camp in their parking lot forever.
(second photo from here) I was too busy deciding on types of pie to be bothered with photos.