Burgers and a Show

Welcome back to the blog that’s read by 25 people a week. Food blogging is so 2015, but we’ve got nothing else to do, so why not? It’s not like we can go out to eat! There are some really good burgers on our plates this week and an enjoyable rom-com from Netflix. Let’s gaze into our take-out bag and see what’s there.

The Summer House is a Corona del Mar staple. They closed in the middle of March, but just reopened as take-out only, as are all restaurants in California right now.

Back in the day when you could eat inside, the front windows opened up to the Pacific Coast Highway and were a nice place to sit. Now, you become a “back door man” (any Doors or Howlin’ Wolf fans out there?) and pick up your food in the rear.

Although you must phone your order in and give them your credit card (no online ordering yet), you walk in, give them your name, and off you go to your home kitchen for dinner.

Open the boxes and you have an instant meal.

We order two burgers and split them. We also split the sweet potato and regular French fries. We haven’t had burgers like this or fried food in many weeks. What a treat. The burgers are very different from each other.

The avocado bacon burger adds lettuce, tomato and thousand island dressing to the aforementioned ingredients. It’s an excellent burger, cooked nice and pink in the center and still warm. Our other burger comes cold, but it’s supposed to be that way.

Look through the sea of fries and you will see the blackened ahi sandwich. The nice hunk of barely-seared tuna is topped with lettuce, tomato and sprouts and is a bit spicy. Add the wasabi aioli and you have a mouthful of heat in every bite.

Ah, how I miss a good burger. Restaurants always make them better than I do. This meal really helped satisfy that craving.

Rom-Com of the Week

Due to an Outlander Season 5 binge week on Starz, we’ve only got one movie to share. This week’s comedy is a good one from Netflix.

The Half of It is a teen rom-com, but it works for adults as well. Sure, you have seen the Cyrano-based plot before, but this one has a twist. Don’t worry–we aren’t going to spoil it for you and tell you what happens. At an hour and 40 minutes, this one is fun and worth your time.

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