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SFLisa Oct 5, 2006 07:47 AM

I read in Gourmet some time back about a small chain that serves great hamburgers and regional food such as Vidalia onion rings and hazelnut milkshakes. Anyone know the name?

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    FoodGroupie Oct 5, 2006 07:57 AM

    You mean Burgerville??? I love their sweet potato fries.....

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      Evan Oct 5, 2006 09:11 AM

      Walla Walla onion rings, not Vidalias, but yeah, it's Burgerville. Their seasonal raspberry shakes are pretty damn great too.

      A non-food example of why Burgerville is so great: the toy in their Happy-Meal-equivalent was a packet of seeds and a little pot to plant them in. They sold out and substituted a plastic jar that you could catch bugs with and observe them through a magnifying lens in the lid.

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        PDXpat Oct 5, 2006 04:30 PM

        Yup, that's the place: Burgerville USA. As far as drive-thru fast food joints go, B-ville is the top of the line. Fresh local ingredients, cooked to order. Recommended, if that's your thing.

        Official Company website
        http://www.burgerville.com/bv.html

        Wikipedia
        http://www.burgerville.com/bv.html

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          Leonardo Oct 5, 2006 06:13 PM

          A real bummer that the normal fall seasonal shake, huckleberry, is no longer being made! I sent them a sad email which they have ignored. Coming next is the chocolate hazelnut. I don't recal raspberry, but in summer is blackberry.

          They also use Oregon Country Beef, which is veg-fed, no antibiotic/hormones. Oregon bleu cheese, etc.

          Only within a 60-mile radius of Portland-Vancouver.

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            patrick Oct 10, 2006 08:41 PM

            last Saturday they were serving pumpkin shakes. Like frozen pumpkin pie...quite lovely.

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            Steve in Olympia Oct 5, 2006 10:57 PM

            You might want to review the discussion of the pros (and cons) of Burgerville's offerings under this recent Chowhound thread:
            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

            1. JillO Oct 11, 2006 11:29 PM

              Had a pumpkin smoothie with a 9-grain turkey club today...didn't have the sweet potato fries (though I kinda wanted them), though. Practicing a bit of restraint because I'm gonna do a lot of rich eating in the next couple of weeks, but I just can't resist the pumpkin smoothies. The pumpkin flavor is one of my faves there.

              I've switched from the shakes to the smoothies because unless I am drinking them side-by-side, I can't really tell the difference at all. The smoothie, made with non-fat yogurt, is 390 calories/1.5g of fat, the shake is 770 calories/35g of fat. I'm not usually looking for low-cal when I eat fast food, but this switch has been a good one for me, YMMV.

              BV Nutritional Guide: http://www.burgerville.com/html/pdf/n...

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                Lauren Oct 12, 2006 05:48 PM

                I felt the same way about the blackberry smoothie I had earlier this year. I was amazed at how good nf yogurt tasted!

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                Leonardo Oct 12, 2006 09:47 PM

                Had the pumpkin smoothie & sweet potato fries today after an awful morning. I promptly forgot my troubles!

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