Medium rare

The Counter

The Counter Burger Bar is located in the Fountains in Roseville. The RSB’s had been talking about this stop on our burger tour for quite a while. Last week the stars finally came into alignment and we found ourselves on that end of town (according to my phone we were in a whole new time zone), and it sure felt like a long drive from Downtown Sacramento area. First walking into the restaurant it looked clean and well kept. We were quickly seated at an outside table by our friendly host. Next we had to try to navigate through the lengthy and very confusing menu/checkbox order sheet. Choose your meat, choose your burger size, choose your cheese(s), choose your toppings (approx 20 choices), choose your premium toppings, choose your sauce (another huge list of choices), choose your bread, choose your side…(how many more choices do I have to make?). Maybe I’ll just stick with a signature burger…or…I can’t make one more choice. Ok maybe a beer choice.

Bacon Swiss Guacamole

After all was said and done I got my burger exactly the way I ordered it...well almost.  I think you might notice there is no guacamole, which is a premium topping that you would pay extra for if the person reading the confusing menu card had noticed I had checked the guacamole box.  Apparently the menu system even confuses some of the help.  All in all a good burger, checked it off the list. I don't think I need to go back!  If you love alot of choices, you should give it a try!

Control: Bacon Chee

With so many choices in front of me, I ran to safety, Bacon Cheeseburger. I must say, the large mound of bacon was much appreciated. Cheese was cheddar, the bun was standard. This is the nearly the most basic burger one could create. It was cooked perfectly - medium-rare. Definitely, tasty, definitely middle of the road. Kudos to the waiter for letting us have a "frings" basket of fries and rings, also very good.

Bacon mushroom w/gourmet cheese

With a ridiculous amount of options, I chose to be safe and creative all at the same time.   First I went with the pretzel bun which was fantastic and a perfect complement to my superbly cooked medium rare patty.  I safely went with bacon topping and went out on the edge again for the horseradish  cheese(also an excellent choice).  All in all my burger was fantastic and I look forward to my next Counter encounter.


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Mini Burger Truck

It’s official, Sacramento has finally caught up to the trendy food craze of gourmet delectable mobile eats and fortuitously, burgers!  Mini Burger Truck shatters the old roach coach image and rolls in with a new age style of eating.  This quality meals on wheels concept has been highly successful and some would say infectious in Southern California for quite some time now, and has finally made it’s way up to the capital city.   Needless to say, the Ro Sham Burgers were anxious to try out this hip new way of dining/eating. Read More, see photos→

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I had never heard of Gatsby’s, but that’s why we RoShamBurger – to discover new places. Looking at their website, I gained little info, other than its loose ties to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby by way of roaring 20′s inspired art.

Entering the diner, it wreaked of burgers (which is a good thing). I soon discovered why, in the middle of the dining area were two teppan grills normally reserved for Beni Hanna’s and the like. But instead of flipping shrimp into chef hats, they were cooking burgers to order on the large griddles. Read More→

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Capitol Garage

Capitol Garage Bacon CheddarThe fact that the RoShamBurger bro’s ended up at Capitol Garage because of an unexpected and unfortunate closure of a scheduled stop on the tour, soon became a non-issue after an ice cold draft beer.  Cheerfully greeted by our waitress, who was very helpful with items not listed on the menu for the little RoShammer, also recommended the Jack and Blue Burger(Jack Daniels sauteed mushrooms and onions with Gorgonzola crumbles) which was enjoyed by my two burger bro’s, I stuck with the control burger.  All of the burgers came out perfectly cooked (medium rare) one with onion rings, which were very well cooked and tasty, and the others with fries seasoned with a special Capitol Garage mix of season salt, fresh cracked pepper, garlic powder, and sugar! VERY YUMMY! I washed all that yumminess down with an IPA from Lagunitas (Petaluma).  Read More→
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Rubicon Brewing Company

What could go wrong? Brews. Burgers. Something else that starts with a “B” (…I got nothing).  OK, maybe our waitress wasn’t a fan of the beers she was slinging, but I won’t hold that against her. I’ve been to the Rubicon numerous times, and I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed, and others must feel the same way, because it’s always packed.

So, the RoShamBro’s headed out last night, and although I knew what to expect, I had to put my burger critic hat on. After looking over the menu for what must have been 20-30 seconds, we all decided on the Rubi-Q Burger – topped with cheddar, applewood bacon, an onion ring, & BBQ sauce. Although this is a little beyond our usual “control” burger, we all felt it was the right thing to do. Read More, see photos→

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