I love surprises. There are so few of them now in life. When the phone rings, you know who it is already. When a movie comes out, you’ve already seen half of it in trailers. I remember when Mrs. Dude was pregnant with my dudettes, people would ask if we knew what we were having. Heck no. I wanted to be surprised.
Well I was in a Doylestown, PA Starbucks yesterday for a meeting, which is about 30 minutes from the Dude ranch. After the meeting, I am heading back to my car and I pass a small burger joint which has the following sign on its window.
Now I’m not a huge meat eater, but after giving up gluten, dairy and soy, there are not too many food groups left to enjoy so once in awhile, I will indeed imbibe. The place was called Basically Burgers and that, basically, is what it is. The entire menu is literally just burgers (with a few hot dog items thrown in for good measure). But not just plain old burgers, but an Italian Burger, Jalepeno Popper Burger, French Onion Burger, Mac and Cheese Burger, and one that caught my eye, the Taco Burger.
I just drooled on my keyboard.
Obviously, my main concern is gluten. Can I really have this? Will I not be able to have a roll with it? Will it be a dummied down version of a real burger.
So I ask my questions and find out that a lot of their clientele is gluten free. And the rolls they use are from The Grainless Baker. Note: If you have not tried these rolls, they are, by far, the best gluten free rolls on the market. If I blindfolded you and gave you a taste test, you couldn’t tell the difference between the gluten free roll and a normal roll. Yes…they’re that good.
The only unknown was the taco seasoning mix and they brought the bottle out for me to check the ingredients. It got the green light.
So I take a seat in anticipation of what is to come. Would I be disappointed, as I am so often with gluten free food? Or would I be…surprised? Well, as Gomer Pyle used to say “surprise, surprise, surprise”. Here is what was presented to me.
I ate the entire meal in 47 seconds and it was unbelievable.
Now you’re drooling on your keyboard, aren’t you?
So thank you Basically Burgers for thinking of people like me and for giving me hope that all gluten free food doesn’t need to taste like cardboard. You guys rock!
Oh…and no, this is not a sponsored post by them. But if they are reading this and want to buy me a burger, who am I to say no?