Posted by: Jeremiah Graves | February 6, 2010

Cheeseburger Chronicles #016

Saturday has seemingly become my unofficial “cheeseburger for lunch” day of the week.

For like the 88th week in a row—give or take, I’m not math whiz—I succumbed to temptation and got a burger before my Saturday afternoon shift at the library.

After my last experience as Fresco’s was less-than-stellar, I’ve been a little reluctant to meander back in for another go’round on the beef-train.

I did, however, notice that the fine folks at LaVerdes in the student center recently revamped their otherwise limited menu.

Much to my delight the new menu contains cheeseburgers.

Let’s be honest, it’s not like I even had a choice…

Cheeseburger #016

What: Bacon Cheeseburger

Where: LaVerdes in the MIT Student Center

When: February 6, 2010

How (was it): I’ve got some seriously mixed feelings about this burger.

On one hand, it was actually pretty good. The bacon was awesome. The toppings were all fresh and reeking of awesomeness.

On the other hand, it was very meh. The burger itself was a frozen, overcooked patty of the hockey-puck persuasion. The cheese was barely melted—a HUGE pet peeve of mine—and the bun was a little, um, stale(ish).

Additionally, the burger wasn’t really, you know, warm.

It all tasted good, but it was all at room temperature. It reminded me a whole lot of eating a McDonald’s burger…(side-note: the one-year anniversary of the McDonald’s Embargo is just over a week away!!)…and I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

I’d probably try the LaVerde’s burger again, perhaps during the week when the buns are a little more likely to be fresh and the dude make the burger is a little less likely to remind me of a serial killer.

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