The Counter

the counterIf you’re at Santana Row in San Jose and you want a slammin’ burger, stop by the Counter. The beef/chicken is tender and always tastes extremely fresh. Be warned a little goes a long way. I always leave feeling stuffed. This is the only burger I usually end up eating with a fork and knife. It’s a tasty mess.

How it works: it’s a build your own burger or chicken sandwich shop. After you are seated you are given a clip board and a pencil and you choose your meat and toppings. I went with a burger with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and gruyere cheese. I kept things classic but they have more interesting options like herb goat cheese, grilled pineapple, roasted corn and black bean salsa or a fried egg.


Sorry about the blurry photos. First attempt at using images from my cellphone.

Don’t forget to try the onion strings and sweet potato fries. One order can feed 4 people. They come with 3 dipping sauces…good stuff. The shakes are yum too.


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3 Responses

  1. 4 people – are you sure? because i’m pretty sure i could eat all that.

    also, i’m looking forward to reading about cindy’s backstreet kitchen. i just did a smackdown from her small plates book that was fricking awesome.

  2. I always wanted to go to the Santa Monica location when I lived in LA. But come September I am going to the Palo Alto one!

  3. Sweet potatoes must expand in your stomach because we can never finish those fries…

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