It's been a while since I did a restaurant review around these parts (though you can check out my newly-updated food links page to see where I noshed in the past two years) and today my lunch was inspiring, so here I am.
The past couple Fridays I've been treating myself to lunch for getting through the week. As wedding-related fun ramps up, thesis writing takes on a life of its own, and 10 miler training becomes more and more time consuming, taking a tiny bit of time every Friday to savor some deliciousness and breathe has been important. Because let's be real -- weekends kind of aren't a thing for me right now.
I had a particularly stressful morning today. 9:50 thesis meeting, for which I left my house at 8:35. When did I arrive at my meeting? 9:50, due to a "sewage problem" on the orange line. Yum. On my way back, the bus was nowhere to be found (as usual), so I just walked home, and I stopped at Burger 7 in Tyson's Corner/Falls Church on the way.
The Burger 7 Menu
Burger 7 has a pretty wide selection of food, and certainly more than the average upscale burger joint. Besides your typical burgers, B7 offers turkey and vegan burgers, hot dogs, salads, milkshakes, and nachos. Plus, there are endless iterations of burger combos you can order thanks to free toppings and different bun choices (potato, whole wheat, and lettuce wraps!).
Burger 7 does not use beef that has been exposed to hormones. "We're not moody like other cows," they write.
I like a good burger every once in a while, especially one that's made with quality, humanely-raised, vegetarian fed beef. No mystery meat, please! Burger 7 totally delivers on this point. Their "proprietary blend" is ground in house each day from 100% certified natural angus beef. I also had to wait a few minutes for my food, which is always heartening at a "fast" food joint. If it comes out too quickly you know it's been frozen or cooked well in advance. And who wants to eat that?!
B7 Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, and two types of Sir Kensington's Ketchup!
To truly test out Burger 7's "Quality. Stacked." motto, I opted for the B7 Burger (one patty, lettuce, tomato, cheddar cheese, and B7 sauce) with sweet potato fries and a little coke in a glass bottle - can't pass up the nostalgia!
The burger was very tasty- I dunno what was in that B7 sauce but mmmm, mama liked. The fresh cut fries were also delectable. Perhaps they were even more scrumptious than average sweet potato fries since they're fried in olive oil. By the way, you'll be happy to know I sure as hell did not finish what is pictured above. I wished I had been sharing my lunch date with someone who could have helped me out with my fry dilemma, because I was sad to see these fries go to waste!
Another great part of the meal was the ketchup provided at Burger 7: Sir Kensington's Gourmet Scooping Ketchup . It has less salt and sugar than the "leading national brand," and it actually looks and tastes like a product that was once a tomato. Wins all around.
Next time I hit up Burger 7 -- and there WILL be a next time -- I'll be trying the vegan burger and maybe one of their yummy-looking milkshakes.