So I do post a lot of vegan restaurants, but this, my friends, is not one of those posts. This is a post about delicious meat.
I have been wanting to go to Ashley Christensen’s Chuck for weeks, today was my day. They only serve medium done burgers, which, IMHO, are the most delicious done-ness. Warm, but still juicy – read: bloody. YUM!
We went to a late, late lunch/early dinner on a Saturday and practically had the joint to ourselves.
I started the table off with a half-pound of fries and the “beef booster” sauce which is a mayo with Worcestershire. On our second round of fries we got the espelette aioli which was way better than the beef booster – flavorful and pinky – yum! The fries were crazy thick cut, a little limp and could have used some more salt. Regardless, we wolfed them down.
B got a Avery Root Beer – only drafted for Chuck’s – and I got a Amber Ale. Both delish. Our dining companion, Ellen, got a really fantastic looking pumpkin pie shake with roasted on the premise punkins. While this lac-free girl cannot indulge in shakes, B said he would torture me next time by ordering one spiked and enjoying every last drop. There must be a “I drink your milkshake” reference in there somewhere.
Then the food rolled out. I got The High and The Valley – a dreamy concoction of avocado, bacon-onion jam and a roasted bell pepper. B got the Dirty South with pork and cheese and honestly too much stuff to list. Ellen got The Big House and she scraped off the onions.
My burger was AMAZING! It was so crispy on the outside of the patty and so flavorful. I really relished every bite. I do not order burgers out very often. I never ordered burgers as a child. Really B’s burger’s are the best ones I’ve ever eaten. Well…that was before Chuck’s. Really good stuff here, Raleigh.
I sometimes complain about the quality of the food in Raleigh, but Christensen’s restaurants are raising that bar. Good show, chef, good show!