My two granddaughters live over 600 miles away. I miss them a lot but I try to make the best of the times when we are together. I especially like the times when I can have one-on-ones with each one of the girls.
Recently we were all together in Portland over the holidays. A good chance for a one-on-one with my oldest granddaughter, Q came when the rest of the gang wanted to go out for Indian food. Q and I are not fans of the stuff. Q, however, really likes a new burger place, so she and I were happy to have our own special lunch.
The restaurant is Little Big Burger. They have a simple menu of beef burgers, veggie burgers, fries, and drinks. The burgers are fresh made from local, grass-fed organic beef. They are served on brioche buns with all sorts of options. They are Delicious with a capital D.
What Q and I love best are their french fries and fry sauce. They come in a big greasy bag and they are very hot and crisp and so, so good. What is unique at Little Big Burger is what they call their fry sauce. The restaurant has deverloped their own recipe for catsup and they mix it with mayonaisse. Believe me, it’s really good.
They catsup is similar to regular tomato catsup only in that it has a tomato base. There is a nice sweetness, probably from honey, and a good hot zing to it, probably from Sriracha. Those two tastes take this catsup and thus the fry sauce into the Gourmet category. I followed Q’s lead and added even more catsup into my little tub of fry sauce. Perfect!
We sat in the window of this little burger joint and watched Portland’s fashion statement parade by. I had a chance to hear what’s happening in Q’s world and her opinions. By the time lunch was over our tummys were loaded, our mouths were mildly on fire, and our Nana/Q bond was re-sealed.
*Photo credit: Q took the picture you see here with her new iPod Touch – the only thing she wanted for Christmas and birthdays for the next couple of years.
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