Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sometimes you just want a burger. While I have been going out to some pretty good restaurants, there is something to be said for a good burger. Friends of mine have told me many times that I should try out Epic Burger but I resisted for a while because it was a chain. I finally broke down and tried it out and saw that it deserves a mention as well. While it is a chain, it is a local chain with 6 locations and it operate similarly to Chipotle in that their food is made from animals that have been naturally raised with no hormones or antibiotics, and the eggs are from cage free and organically raised chickens. The menu is small but what they sell is very good. The burger (that I ordered) comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle, epic sauce, and grilled or raw onions. I also added bacon and Wisconsin Blue Cheese and had it on a whole wheat bun. The burger was flat and grilled to the point that it became crispy around the edges. While I normally have my burgers medium or medium rare, there is something to be said for these thin, crispy-edged burgers. The fries were fried skin on and were pretty good. There are also some really nice looking smoothies on the menu.
I really liked Epic Burger and even though it is a chain, it seems to be operated ethically and it's a restaurant that I can feel good about coming to again.