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Hat Creek - A genuine burger


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Hat Creek - A genuine burger

amysuehere | | Oct 19, 2009 10:28 AM

Headed there today for lunch. The walk-in is now open, albeit sparse. I walked up to a load of guys "perched at the ready" behind the counter and at the grill and ordered a small burger on wheat with jalapeño jack (wished I had seen the grilled onion option before I ordered, but oh well), loaded. No fries today, I've got a Halloween costume to squeeze into next week.

Everyone behind the counter was super-friendly and the owner even came up to chat me up for a bit. My goodness, that guy has a Cheshire grin.

Burger came out quickly and exactly as ordered. Wheat bun wasn't too sweet, which is the case a lot of the time and had a nice earthy flavor and was grilled (nice touch I always like).

Silly side note, I love the nostalgic checkered wrapper they come in.

Meat was obviously fresh formed and well seasoned, thick-sliced sweet red onion, "winter" tomato (but still red and flavorful) and a piece of lettuce that was too thin to survive the ride to work, pepper jack was a notch hotter than the run-of-the-mill and was a nice addition.

All in all, just a great straight-forward burger. Nothing fancy, just right. Will absolutely go back and try the fries the next time.

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