There is something to be said for a classic. This burger — with a couple of small, excellent additions — is a classic.
Let’s start with the classic elements:
- A perfect sesame seed bun. Not too soft, just porous enough to hold some suhrrrious burger juice without falling apart. Seriously, the Shop Tart usually skips the bun, but this one demanded to be eaten. That is an incredibly rare occurrence.
- The tomato was red, juicy and perfectly ripe.
- The lettuce — is that romaine? — was crispy enough, without being too aggressive.
- THE BURGER ITSELF WAS PHENOMENAL.
- The combination was so perfect, the Shop Tart didn’t even have to use mustard, mayo or ketchup, though any one of them would have been lovely.
And what was new? The feta. It was there for a reason, rather than a classic cheddar or jack cheese. For that same reason, the burger included olives and peppers. This spectacular burger is the Greek Burger from Pitas on Taylor Street, and the Shop Tart ordered it via 256-TOGO. So you can have one, too. Maybe for lunch today.
The Shop Tart ordered it with a Greek salad, because she was going to do the whole low-carb, cheeseburger salad thing, but the awesome bread foiled that plan. The Greek salad was delicious anyway.
Normally, the Shop Tart eats her low-carb burger, then wishes she had ordered fries, then steals her kids fries. Then orders a second plate for herself when they get mad. This burger was so obscenely satisfying that it required no fries. Fries would have been an insult. Well, fries are never an insult. They are always delicious. But this burger was a stand alone bit of culinary excellence. Don’t you want one?
As she ate the amazing burger, she began to fear the end. About half way through, the Shop Tart anticipated her sadness, peering into the future, to a time when she would have no more burger left. Miraculously, when the burger was gone, she felt satisfied. Seriously, you need to go get this burger. Or not. But it’s, you know, really good.
Not so confidential to Pitas management: Whoever was working in the kitchen on Friday, September 13th, around 1 pm, should get a raise. Or a permanent parking space. At the very least, a huge gold star, with a cash prize.
On today’s post…
- Pitas, 1800 Taylor Street, 803-343-3454
- 256-TOGO, which can be reached by calling…you got it?
Happy Shopping and don’t forget to tell them you read it on the Shop Tart!