We went to a friend’s house a couple of nights ago, for after dinner wine and snacks. I had 4 glasses of wine. 2 glasses of Zin, 1 Pinot noir, and a white. All great wines. That’s the problem. They were too easy to drink. I haven’t been drinking much lately (just don’t like the way it makes me feel) so that amount with my nonexistent tolerance really made me regret it by the time I got home. I didn’t have too bad of a hangover the next day but I slept a lot and now it’s 1:30 AM and I can’t go to sleep. My body is totally not handling this like, at all.
We got burgers and fries for dinner last night at a newish place called Citizen Burger. I haven’t had a burger for over a year. I don’t count vegan “burger” patties from the frozen aisle. The Citizen vegan burgers were pretty good as vegan versions go. Way better than any I’ve seen on other menus. My least favorite are ones made with rice. Grains in a grain bun just feels stupid, lazy, and cheapass. I’m looking at you Elevation and BGR. You couldn’t figure to use lentils, mushrooms, any other vegetable? Anyway, these were made from beets, millet, and quinoa. From what I could taste and see, it seemed like mostly beets. I’m guessing the millet/quinoa were for binding and added protein. Millet cooks up pretty sticky. They were out of the vegan bun so I got the multi-grain. I suspect it was made with butter, or buttermilk or some kind of dairy though because it tasted pretty good. Next time I’ll probably just get it wrapped in lettuce. All in all I’m pretty happy to have another decent vegan option but for the most part, I’m not a fan of vegan burgers.