Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cravings: 2 for the price of 1

Yesterday I had a craving for something bad for dinner. At first, I consider McD. However, just like with Subway, I am always disappointed with their food.

I decided to go home and see if something would suddenly appeal to me: and it did! I thought it'd be fun to get a burger in Champps. Two things I forgot to consider: 1) you can still smoke in bars/restaurants in VA, 2) there were TONS of people in Champps at 6 pm. Luckily, there was an option to order your food to go. I asked for a medium-well blue cheese burger without cheddar (who needs blue cheese and cheddar?). Twenty minutes later, my food was ready and I rushed home. I was starving! Any thought of trying to take a picture of my food was out of the question (I was planning on following some advice on taking food pictures given to me by Len Spoden, who shot my Chef on Call for Washington Post).

I opened the box, I smelled the grilled beef and then panic set in.....where was the blue cheese!?!?!?!??!?!? It was missing! There was nothing topping my burger. I had a moment of indecision: should I eat my food or take it back? I added some mayo in between the burger and the bun, but no, that is not what I wanted.

I called Champps and told them my order was wrong (yes, I should have checked the order before I left the restaurant). Good thing I live literally across the street from them. Another twenty minutes and I had my blue cheese burger without cheddar, with bacon and fries. It was good. It wasn't fantastic, but it alleviated my craving. Feeling absolutely revoltingly full, I still had one of Stacey's truffles. Yes, I have no self control.

I'm about to go eat the original burger for lunch (Champps was generous enough to let me keep it after I told them I already had a few fries because I was starving).

Happy Eating!


The Poor Dispositionist said...

This should teach you to go to 5 Guys next time!

caleal said...

I am saddened by a lack of pictures. It sounds tasty.