I can only assume you have all heard about a little show called Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on the Food Network. If you haven’t, the show follows celebrity chef Guy Fieri around the U.S. as he visits local favorites. It has been years since I have seen the episode that included Burger Me! in Truckee, CA, but I always kept it in the back of my mind as a place I wanted to try during a visit to the mountains. During a most recent trip, I finally made it happen…here is what we ordered:
It was such a hard decision to pick two burgers for my husband and I to split. I pretty much wanted to try everything from the Gyro Burger (lamb patty, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, mixed greens, tomato, and onion), to the Train Wreck (hamburger patty, onion ring, chili, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg), and why not throw in a BBQ Bison Burger (bison patty, bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapenos, and BBQ sauce) while we’re at it. However I knew my eyes were being bigger than my stomach, so, we narrowed it down to the Elk Burger, and the Veggie Burger.
The elk burger was my husband’s choice. Sadly, I can’t seem to find it on their online menu so this could have possibly been a special that weekend. The burger itself was, different; I have never had elk so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Well, I expected it to be “gamey” and dry, since I feel like I always hear stuff like that on cooking shows (haha) However, the patty itself had a very nice flavor and the bacon was a definite must to add that fattiness into the overall burger. It also had cheese, mixed greens, tomatoes, and mayo (or some type of mayo-based sauce) Again, I apologize to Burger Me!, and anyone else who is hoping to know exactly what was on this burger but I have seem to have forgotten the details and cannot find the information online. What I can tell you is, it was delicious!
As some of you may know from reading my previous posts, I was a vegetarian for quite some time. So, if I see a burger joint advertising their veggie burgers have a house made patty, I am all in! Trust me, it isn’t as easy as it sounds to make a vegetarian burger patty. They can become too mushy, too dry, too bland, or all of the above (yes, it can happen!) I will say though, that my inner herbivore was pleasantly surprised by the composition, flavor, and the burger overall. With a hearty patty made up of beans, grains, and herbs (I suspect a few more things) it had a great consistency and a fresh flavor. It came with the normal fixin’s as well as thousand island dressing, which I want to say was also house made. My only complaint was I could have gone for a little extra dressing because it brought a really nice zing to the burger. Other than that, this was another winner.
I can’t give enough praise for these outstanding sweet potato fries! Just like the veggie burger, we have had out fair share of this popular side dish but none can come close to these. They had the perfect crispiness, every, single fry was perfectly cooked, and the seasoning was on point! We will forever be comparing all future sweet potato fries ordered to these.
As any good burger spot, Burger Me! offers some tasty treats to end your meal with (or begin your meal with, I don’t judge) When I see a place has old-fashioned malts, I don’t care how full I am, I am getting one! I am kicking myself now for not snapping a shot of my vanilla malt before I devoured it but, trust me when I say it was one of the best vanilla malts I have ever had. And if they make a malt that delicious, I can only image what their other shakes, and hand scooped floats are like (most likely amazing)
In conclusion, would I go to Burger Me! during my next visit to Truckee, CA? Absolutely! Would I recommend it to anyone in the vicinity of a Burger Me! location (South Reno and North West Reno)? Definitely!!
And a big thanks to Guy Fieri and my obsession with food television for bringing such a cool place like this to my attention.