Ok, so I was talking with Jenna yesterday about red meat and how I think animals are delish (sorry Veggie friends, I can't help it!). The whole discussion had me in a frenzy for an amazing hamburger and I seriously couldn't get it out of my head. I'm fat and carb loading for the race, so I convinced Don that we could be bad and forego our pasta dinner and indulge in a bit of hamburger heaven also known as Mooyah. Mmmmm....my mouth is watering as we speak.
I normally get the Mooyah junior, but I was really hungry and didn't want any of the fries (which are incredible, as well!). I ordered the regular Mooyah burger with cheese, special sauce, mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, and one jalapeno. Yes, I said 1. Why just one? Because it's a nice surprise for me to find for later. A tiny kick of AHA! and then back to the delicious marriage of that savory burger. Now, they make their buns fresh, in-house, everyday. They are a little on the sweet side, which I think makes is wonderful.
So last night, I was feasting on my burger, which they wrap in foil, by the way, and the outside is adorned with a number, the number in which you placed your burger order. Mine was ordered first, so it was 1. I was having a moment all to myself, when I was pulled from my red meat reverie with a tiny hand tapping at my knee. She gazed up at me with expectant eyes and I felt like a rabid dog for a moment. The guilt immediately set in and I plucked off a bit of that sinful delight and put it in her mouth like Eve fed Adam. I knew I was creating a monster. She gobbled it up immediately, demanding more. I poked around the meat area and gave her veggies and bun. (She's not yet had beef, only chicken and turkey.) When she first tapped my knee, I only had about two bites to go. Poor wee one had such a look of disappointment when I put that last bite in my mouth. It was such a priceless look and I don't think she's communicated with me any better. Her face literally said, "But Momma, I wanted more!" She patted the empty foil and started at it longingly. I guess her chicken and mango with risotto meal couldn't compare to a Mooyah burger. I told Don that I should've bought 2 burgers. Next time, I'm getting a veggie burger just for Mari. Maybe, by then, she'll actually have teeth to bite into it!
Oh, and this burger is akin to 5 Guys Burgers and Fries in DC. OMG...I'm still craving that burger! The more I eat Mooyah, though, the more that one is replacing the 5 Guys burger. Ok, I need a snack!