Monday, June 21, 2010

Yeah! Burger: Gluten Free Heaven

After weeks and weeks of waiting, Yeah! Burger has finally opened! I couldn’t wait to get myself over there and managed to rope in my parents (also gluten free) to go for lunch on Father’s Day. I couldn’t think of a better father’s day meal than a gluten free burger and beer.

As we walked in co-owner Erik Maier happened to be greeting guests while they were waiting in line. Dressed casually he walked right up introduced himself, shook our hands and asked if we had any questions. Immediately I was put at ease. I mentioned we were all gluten free and asked some questions about the food.

He informed me all the sauces are gluten free; though not officially certified yet (they are working on it). He did note the slaw is not gluten free because it contains soy sauce. I was sad to see they had switched from Bard’s Tale to Green’s beer. My doctor is stricter than most on which grains to avoid, including buckwheat. Maier said they had to switch because they were having a hard time finding Bard’s Tale.

After basking over the simple yet stylish menu I decided to order a bison burger, gluten free bun of course, lettuce, onion, tomato and avocado with side order of gluten free French fries.

10 minutes later and I had this beautiful view in front of me.  

My first bite was sinfully delicious. I couldn’t believe how good it was. The bun tasted like the real thing and was nicely toasted. Every element was in perfect balance – the bun wasn’t too heavy, the bison patty was juicy yet not greasy and the tomato, lettuce and avocado were all high quality ingredients that flawlessly married with the beef and bread.


I was so invested in the burger by the time I got around to the fries there were only a couple left… but from what I had they were tasty.

Leaving Yeah! Burger I was already ready to go back and order another one. It might perhaps even require a quick lunch break trip sometime soon!

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