Sunday, December 11, 2016

Green River -- The Verdict

Taking the elevator to a tall floor in a medical professional building for a burger is a bit incongruous.  The antiseptic building and a good greasy burger don't seem to mix.  But it is a pleasant surprise to find a clean, well-lighted place where even some of the medical professionals were indulging.  Our reviewers loved the bun, split of the flavorfullness of the beef, and gave kudos to the aggressive mustard-based house sauce, even if we all didn't love it.  Tall fries were a plus as well.  Board certified service.  If you need a colonoscopy and a burger in the same place, this is your place.  Just be sure to do so in the right order.  

Exhibit 70 -- Green River

Cochon Volant -- The Verdict

I think the pigs were in more of a seated, rather than flying, position for our lunch.  The double-patty Au-Cheval style burger is topped with a large, perhaps too large, wedge or bacon.  Reviewers differed on the flavor experience.  Proponents found the beef rich and satisfying, cooked to order, even if the handling was a bit awkward.  Detractors points to in-the-loop level pricing ($16.95) without the Randolph Street flavor. Points for the small plating.  Deduction for nubbin fries.  All in all, a "go" but not a "must go."  Low of 74; high of 80; average of 76.

Exhibit 69 -- Cochon Volant