Bean and Mushroom Patties

OMGz! It’s July already. Just two more months of massive uploading before I hit the books again! : ( Onward with my diet, I made bean and mushroom patties, using this Lentil, Olive +Mushroom Veggie Burger recipe as a base.

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I would say that I followed 80% of the recipe, swapping lentils for pinto beans, ditching the olives and adding a tad more breadcrumbs. Since I didn’t use olives, I would have less patties (I think the original makes six); I made four.

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*Note: when processing the ingredients together, mixture might look too moist. Do not add too much breadcrumb (as I did) because the oven will absorb the mixture’s moisture and it will be too dry! Sadly, I learned the hard way. : (

Epic Burger

My dad has been non-stop talking about Epic Burger ever since he found out that there’s several burger locations in Chicago. And yes, we finally ate at one of the locations..I had a lovely time there. Everything was good, I can’t think of a single bad experience during my time there.
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I’ve been to similar style restaurants before’ you place your order and pay, then you’re given a number for the table you sit at. And you wait for your food. The service was excellent (and I’m not lying) as the guy that brought us our food was really nice.

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I’ve never seen a restaurant use organic ketchup. But good for them for choosing the right way.

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The order number I was talking about earlier. Pops are refillable.

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I ordered the Epic Burger Classic Shake (#3) combo on whole wheat bun. It would be a whole other story if they served sweet potato fries… : (

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For my milk shake, I chose peanut butter..I might as well and did go all out..eating burgers and fries. It was delicious.

I definitely recommend giving this burger joint a try..I think if you like Shake Shake, chances are you will fancy this too.

P.S. I really enjoyed my time here and as a bonus, the washroom was clean and the water that flowed from the tap when washing hands flowed fast with warm water. It just bugs me when I need to wait for the cold water to turn to warm water when washing my hands.