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The bucket and Auntie Em's both in Eagle Rock


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The bucket and Auntie Em's both in Eagle Rock

kevin | Jan 11, 2006 10:05 PM

Went to the bucket for one of their famed burgers and wow it was a huge burger (at least half a pound if not more in weight and it looks hella big), but it was a let down in the flavor department. It was almost too big for its own good. And I wasn't too crazy about the bucket sauce (which was previously known as julio sauce). But if you want try it out, the burger is enough to feed two if you share an order of fries. A burger here is roughly two times if not more times bigger than an apple pan or pie n' burger burger. and yet i do prefer those burgers. You know what it's not always about quantity but rather quality. Still i like the slogan at The Bucket which somewhere along the lines of it not being fast food, but good food, and that good food of course takes a whole lot of time. The atmosphere is pretty cool too, feels like the kind of burger/beer joint that you would find in the middle of nowhere, maybe Arkansas, or Nebraska, along a lonely slice of road. The only thing missing here is some homemade sour cream raisin pies or cinnamon rolls (speaking of which does anyone know where to get a good or even mediocre slice of sour cream raisin pie).

Then it was off across the street to Auntie Em's for one of their aforementioned and much lauded cupcakes. The cupcake I got was the red velvet variety and it was all right (much better than the one I had at Sprinkles Cupcakes a few days), but I don't know if I'd go out of my way for it again. Also, at near 4 dollars a cupcake, it's pretty darn pricey. And to make matters worse Auntie Em's is not in a high real estate area so I don't quite understand their prices. The cupcake should run at no more than $2.50 or so. But I'm digressing. Not a very deliciously houndly day for me.

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