Thursday, May 14, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY

Once again it is Foodie Friday hosted by Michael at
Designs by Gollum.
Be sure to stop by her charming blog to check out all of the other food offerings.

One year ago today, this is where we had lunch! Yes, that is Laduree in Paris, France. What a wonderful day that was with an exquisite lunch and a walk down the Avenue des Champs-Elysees.


The theme of Foodie Friday this week is "Trainwrecks". The only trainwreck in the Salmagundi kitchen is me - I have a terrible time thinking of things to cook. When that happens, one of our go-to places is BIG BURGER WORLD, an old-fashioned drive-in right out of the 1950s. Today, one year after Laduree, this was our place of choice for lunch.

You go up to the window to place your order, and when it is ready they call your number over the loud speaker. Everything is made to order on an old grill, and assembled fresh. As the name indicates, they have huge plate-sized burgers.

We always have the small burgers, then split a small order of hand-battered onion rings. They also have delicious made-from-scratch milkshakes & malts; this time of the year made with fresh strawberries. We resist those, however, as the burgers and rings are enough calories for the day!!

From Paris, France to Small Town, USA -- In both places, the food is special.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sally

21 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

O my gosh, Sally...the very best burgers in the world are the ones made on those old grills! Yummy!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I haven't had onion rungs in a LONG time... I need to make or get some this weekend! Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Robin said...

Great idea for train wreck post :)
That burger looked so good !
Happy Friday
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, those onion rings! Oh, I'm starved! Yum!

XO,

Sheila :-)

susan said...

I just knew before I read it that they had homemade milkshakes and malts! We used to eat grilled chili cheeseburgers, onion rings, and chocolate milkshakes on Sunday nights when we were in college...and then wonder why we felt sick ! :) Thanks for sharing this!

Joyce said...

You are so funny. I love onion rings and those look wonderful.
Joyce

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Your burger stand reminds me of one that we love called Steve's Burgers in Hemet, CA just at the base of the San Jacinto mtns. It looks so much like your Burger World, just a drive thru with a couple of benches outside, but they have an extensive menu with the most outrageously good fried zucchini. They even have a chicken fried steak burger which is crazy good! Sometimes you can get the best food at the most inconspicuous joints!

Amy said...

Gotta love Big Burger World! Thanks for sharing.

amy@maisonbelle

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sally- I will have to try this burger place- can you tell me where it is?

Your iris header is gorgeous!! Are these this years blooms? Mine are blooming too- It is fun seeing all the different colors. As soon as I am done with my busy to get done week this week I hope to post some pictures- maybe someone can help me with a few of the names as I have lost a few of the names in transition!!

blessings
mary

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sally- I will have to try this burger place- can you tell me where it is?

Your iris header is gorgeous!! Are these this years blooms? Mine are blooming too- It is fun seeing all the different colors. As soon as I am done with my busy to get done week this week I hope to post some pictures- maybe someone can help me with a few of the names as I have lost a few of the names in transition!!

blessings
mary

Sue said...

Oh Sally...don't do this to me...we are dieting here at the house...The Boss has lost 10 pounds in 12 days!! me...not so lucky....I am dying for a burger...I went to Susan's (Nap on the Porch Susan) yesterday for lunch and saw the pictures I posted...I was the fattest one in attendance....Ofcourse i was the oldest too so maybe it's okay....

bj said...

Oh, Sally...we have a drive inn just about like this that we just LOVE to go for burgers, onion rings and a cherry coke. Oh, I am so hungry for one right this minute.....

A Hint of Home said...

I love a good burger and onion rings are my down fall. Shakes are good too. lol

Smilingsal said...

Those onion rings look delish!

imjacobsmom said...

Okay, now I am craving a good old fashioned hamburger and a big old basket of fries and rings. I will have to have Jacob buzz me over to our burger stand tonight. ~ Robyn

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Onion rings! YUM!

Lori E said...

Nothing wrong with a burger and rings once in a while. Yumm.
My irises are blooming right now too. Purple ones that smell exactly like grape koolaid or juice.

Mama said...

oh did you try Ladurees famous macarons Sally. your burger and onion rings from Big Burger World are making me seriously hungry, happy foodie friday, Kathy.

Susie Q said...

Good old American burgers are always the best! Toss in some onion rings and whoa!
That tablescape looks wonderful!

Love,
Sue

Mama said...

me again, loved your story about your flight home from France, I would have been so envious if I had seen you with a macaron and all I had was stale peanuts haha. thanks for the tip with the tea towel, BTW I could not resist and we are having burgers and onion rings for dinner tonight lol, Kathy.

Carrie said...

I have purple Siberian irises, but the pink ones in your blog header are so exquisite. I love pink flowers.