Apr 02, 2013 07:53AM
● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.
Stressed, sleepy and suffering from a case of the Mondays, my day was looking bleak…
...until my coworker suggested grabbing lunch at Burgerocity. The sleek, squeaky-clean interior—replete with burnt orange walls and Western-themed décor—makes for an ambiance that begs patrons to stay awhile. A menu listing burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and salads, plus fries and milkshakes, has enough variety to please health nuts and hungry hippos alike. Sticking with my “meatless Monday” mentality, I ordered the Nutty Burger and Sweet Potato Fries. Although more than 10 free toppings can be added to any burger (grilled mushrooms, house-made Southwestern sauce and jalapeños, to name a few), I opted to keep my order simple; after all, sometimes less is more. It was love at first bite. Instead of a frozen, mass-produced veggie patty, Burgerocity’s version is freshly made with almonds, cashews, carrots, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, plus a savory, slightly exotic bouquet of herbs and spices. Served between a toasted multi-grain bun with tangy slaw, sprouts, cucumber-yogurt sauce, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and pickles, each bite exploded with layers of flavor and texture. The generous portion of thick-cut taters arrived hot, crispy and well seasoned—dipping sauce not requisite. With pride in their ingredients and swagger in their customer service step, it’s no wonder Burgerocity’s mission “to become everybody’s favorite burger place” has come to fruition. Burgerocity, 157 Iron Point Road, Folsom. 916-351-5777, burgerocity.com.