After reading posts here and reviews in the paper, we had to have that burger! One in our group of four is a "meat and bread only on the burger please" kind of gal.
But a note on the rules of the house... There are no exceptions, substitutes, end of story, game over. I realize that the chef can play by whatever rules he'd like, and I'll abide, but this place puts the Soup Nazi to shame.
Had we (the other 3 of us) not been drooling over this burger, we would have picked up and left. But our picky friend insisted we stay (god bless her, and we did). I have to say it was one hell of a good burger and delicious, crispy fries we enjoyed while the restaurant let my friend sit and eat nothing. I'd understand not being allowed to substitute, but they wouldn't even make a burger meat and cheese only (and there was way too much goodness for her to scrape off). And of course they also wouldn't serve her ketchup --as if she would eat the (amazing) garlic aioli.
Ok, I'm almost done. As far as non alcoholic beverages, water, tab, and rootbeer--that's it. But I should also mention that they do have Abita Turbo Dog on tap, and I've yet to find a place in California that can get it (dark local beer from Louisiana).
And that said, I'd go back in heartbeat for that burger, and so should you, just pick your dining companions carefully. I've attached a link to the original post with the menu details that got this whole adventure rolling.
I just needed to get that out. Thank you.