Burgerville: Shaking up the fast food tier list?

Well, I made it!  I'm settled into my Beaverton apartment, just returned from my first day of work at the new job, and looking to start the blog back up again.  Oregon is a lovely state; it's so green!  But that's a blog post for another day.  No, today I would like to educate you all on a little-known Oregon chain known as Burgerville.

It was Sunday night.  I was hungry, hanging at my cousin's place watching mediocre horror movies on Netflix.  Seeing as how my new job started tomorrow, I lamented that I wanted to treat myself to something, celebrate the new beginning.  Instantly she turned to me and whispered, "Burgerville".  

Burgerville is a hamburger place primarily known for its locally grown/sourced, seasonal specialties that change throughout the year.  The burger is fine, yeah, ok, not even close to In-N-Out and don't try to argue otherwise, but the biggest treats are the specials.  On offer this time of year are crispy fried Asparagus stalks served with a cooling aioli and a fresh strawberry shake.

 

The food gets progressively better as we exit the foreground and move towards the rear.

The food gets progressively better as we exit the foreground and move towards the rear.

The fried asparagus amazed me.  Who knew that asparagus was good for anything else but a lemony oven broil or a smoky grill?  Deep frying one had simply not crossed my mind.  But it was delicious.

AND THE SHAKE.  The shake deserves its own paragraph, because let me tell you, it was the best shake I've ever had hands down.  I'm not even kidding.  It was light, fluffy, and rich all at the same time, and the flavor was nothing like the strawberry "flavoring" some desserts add.  You could actually tell that this was made from real strawberries.  

 

Pictured: Me after smearing my face with rich strawberry shake goodness.

Pictured: Me after smearing my face with rich strawberry shake goodness.

Is it better than In-N-Out?  Frankly, I don't think so, at least not on a hamburger standpoint.  But since In-N-Out doesn't have seasonal specials, my California pride can bend enough to say that Burgerville is the superior option for literally anything other than a classic burger 'n fries.

Devin Marcus