10350 34 ave
I figure if you are hungry and crave a fast food burger, one of your better options is Harvey's. You get a freshly grilled burger and your choice of garnishes. All of which is put together right in front of you. It is a simple deviation from your average fast food burger yet I think it puts them all alone at in this category. Is there any other burger made like this?
They are currently promoting the Angus Mushroom Melt, and I just happened to have a 2 for 1 coupon so I figured it was a perfect time to visit. It's funny how simple the options are when you get to make the burger. You have a choice of a regular patty (with cheese, bacon) or a angus patty (with cheese, bacon). Pretty simple right. So what makes the Mushroom Melt distinct is the addition of mushrooms (obviously) and a slice of swiss cheese.
Here are the two creations in all their glory. The first has mustard, relish, ketchup, mayo, pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, and onion.
The second has cheddar subbed in for the swiss, along with banana peppers, mustard, mayo, lettuce, onions and pickles on the side.
I have to say the presentation is great. While it may suffer from take out, unwrapping these two burgers in house did nothing to detract from their great looks. If I didn't explain that right, check out this website that compares the advertised vs actual product. The toppings were fresh, and I think the angus patty adds a nice touch. I also happen to really enjoy both poppy seeds and sesame seeds, so to have both on the bun was great. Speaking of the bun, it had a slight yellow hue to it; does anyone know if they use more of an egg dough for their buns? The biggest let down on this occasion were the sides. The fries were barely seasoned, if at all it seemed, and the onion rings were just ok - nothing like the A&W version. Overall, I think this might be a real option for your burger craving if you are in a rush and can't take the time to sit down.
Oh and don't forget, Harvey's Free Hamburger Day is fast approaching. Sunday May 24th, from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM, you can stop by and eat lunch for nothing!
Thursday, May 14, 2009