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Thursday, March 28, 2013

A SmashBurger (gosh, thats fun to say) opened up right around the corner from my house, and my husband earned a Buy One Entree, Get One Free coupon for signing up for their e-mail newsletter. (If you want one too, you can sign up here
) I think I mentioned before I have a hard time passing up a bargain, so we decided to try it out last night.

Side Note: I like to go out mid-week for dinner so that I have at least one day with less stress about getting something healthy on the table after a long day at work and the gym. I prefer to cook on the weekends when I have a little more time, and try to have a lot of leftovers on hand, or at least items I can easily re-purpose for other meals during the week. Yes, Ben does his fair share although I need to provide him with very specific direction, or else wed end up with pizza whenever its his day to take care of the evening meal. I should mention hes also great with a dish towel.

Now, a burger joint wouldnt be my first choice of dinner option given this new lifestyle Id like to lead, but I have seen some pretty clever sandwich-work done using lettuce instead of bread. I didnt totally write-off SmashBurger for this reason, and decided to scope out what my options were ahead of time. Nutritionally, SmashBurger does a good job of putting all of their information out on the website not only can you get your calorie/carb/fat/protein counts, they also publish the allergen information in such a way to easily identify:

- what contains wheat;
- what doesnt contain wheat but might be contaminated due to shared equipment at the restaurant; and/or
- what may contain wheat due to the facility the food was produced in.

The salad options looked ok, but I was kind of turned off by the calorie counts of their dressing choices. I figured that by the time I added everything Id want to my salad, it would put me beyond my limits for the day. So I decided to take my chances with a Buffalo Chicken Sandwich instead.

I think this is the first time Ive ever ordered a sandwich with no bread before. Anyway, this was how they served it to me:

I was hoping for something a little more sandwich-like.

So, fork and knife in hand, I dug in. The grilled chicken was pretty good, and I loved the bleu cheese crumbles, but the buffalo sauce wasnt anything super special. Maybe I was just disappointed about the lack of creativity in making this a bit easier for me to eat, but I think Ill just opt for the salad next time.

Or Ill go to Red Robin. They make a pretty mean lettuce-wrapped burger, so Ive heard.

SmashBurger. (Sorry, just wanted to say it once more).
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/31/2013 12:23AM

    Looks like an Unwich from Jimmy Johns. I still havien't had the guts to try it! Kudos to you for trying it tho!

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    Huh. I agree. They could have made a much more palatable presentation.
u're right! That is so fun!

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