9. Double Cheeseburger
Butcher & Bee
“I’m sorry, we just ran out of cheeseburgers,” was the first thing my friend Cat and I heard when we sat down in the later lunch hours at B&B. “NOOOOOOOOOOO,” I screamed (internally) and got up to leave, but the waitress -- sensing she might not have a table after all without the burger -- went to the kitchen to double check. A minute later she was back with a relieved smile on her face. “We’re good! Burgers are back,” she said, beaming.
So we got the burger. And on the surface, it had all the elements I like -- thin patties, American cheese, special sauce, etc. But there was one major thing that was off. “Does it taste... ” my friend paused, looking at me quizzically. “Like, um, fishy to you?”
It did. It truly did. For whatever reason, there was a fishy aftertaste to the meat, and we spent the next fifteen minutes taking small bites and trying to parse it out. Perhaps it was the aftertaste of the special sauce, or it rubbed up against something else in the kitchen. Whatever it was, I hope it was merely a fluke. Nonetheless, B&B’s fishy charms keep it at 9.