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First Look: Yeah! Burger

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Organic veggie burger, Fifty-Fifty (fries and o rings)

I’m in the club with my homies, tryna get a l’il V-I, keep it down on the low key, ’cause you know how it feels.

I said shorty she was checkin’ up on me, from the game she was spittin’ my ear you’d think that she knew me.

So we decided to chill

Conversation got heavy, she had me feelin’ like she’s ready to blow! She saying come get me, come get me, So I got up and followed her to the floor, she said baby lets go, When I told her I said….

You know, on second thought, I don’t really feel like dancing. V-I, schmee-I. Can we just ditch this place and go get a burger?

So, anyhow, to make a long story short, shorty and I left the club together and went to this new spot called Yeah! Burger that just opened in the White Provision complex. We had a nice time getting to know each other as we waited in line to place our order. This is what we observed:

White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef burger

White Oak Pastures grass-fed beef burger

The line: Moves at Taqueria del Sol speed — you stand for a bit, but once you place your order and find a table, the food doesn’t take long to come.

The design: Kind of similar to Flip Burger Boutique on the outside, with its bold red sign framing the entrance. But the interior is a winning mix of muted, natural building material and colorful graphics that evoke the spirit of the Dancing Hot Dog from drive-in movie theaters. Low key but also really fun.

Yeah! Burger is the upscale hamburger joint du jour — this time from chef Shaun Doty and operating partner Erik Maier.

photoThe menu: A fun list of patties made from various critters and non-critters as well as hot dogs, salads, traditional sides and a full line of shakes, sundaes, floats and concretes (shakes with blended add ins). The menu doesn’t wear its organic-natural mission statement on its sleeve, but it lets you know that it supports local farms and sustainable agriculture. Nice.

Choices, choices: First up, the patty: beef, bison, veggie (made with organic Sea Island red peas) or turkey, with a chicken breast to complicate matters. Next, the bun: White, wheat, gluten free or a lettuce wrap. There are over a dozen toppings and nearly as many sauces to choose from.

A bison burger than my friend loaded up into a glopfest

A bison burger than my friend loaded up into a glopfest

We got: Three burgers to sample:

  1. Local grass-fed beef, which came as two, cheddar-slicked thin patties. They were still pink in the center, but didn’t have crispy edges.
  2. A bison burger that my friend loaded with Roy Kroc knows what. It was a thicker, juicier patty than the beef, and once you wrapped your mouth around the tower of toppings, a pretty swell mouthful of food.
  3. A veggie patty that I topped with a fried egg, tomato and some nice thin jalapeño rings. A little smoky chipotle Yeah! sauce added oomph. This is the mushy-style veggie patty, not the elusive meaty one.

photo 4On the side: A big, fresh salad makes for a nice accompaniment. Kudos for serving it in an actual porcelain bowl. The fries? Yeah, I know you want to know about the fries. They were neither terrible nor transcendent, but it takes a new restaurant at least a month to get its fries right, so I’m not going to pass judgment. I will say a shake less salt on both the fries and o rings would make them more to my liking.

If you still have room, the shakes are made with Strauss Family Creamery organic ice cream. Just sayin’, shorty.

31 comments Add your comment

Reds

June 22nd, 2010
11:29 am

*giggles* I’ll give it a shot at some point. There’s not much I like more than a burger…

TFL

June 22nd, 2010
11:30 am

Did you and Usher really dine at Yeah burger? U R 2 HIP JDK !!!

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Funkidivagirl from Funkidivagirl.com

June 22nd, 2010
11:48 am

I went for the Health Bar shake and I wasn’t disappointed at all. I also had the grass fed burger, and it was cool, but honestly I prefer the beef at Farm Burger. I do not eat red meat, except for a grass fed burger every 6 months or so, so I am extremely picky about the meat or I get ill. I got ill. But I was okay with the Farm Burger. Anyway, I will be back to Yeah Burger because I like the patio and the shakes and the whole sustainable, organic concept. But I will be having chicken.

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Baltisraul

June 22nd, 2010
2:39 pm

Funkidivagirl……Sorry you get ill eating a burger. In all my years, I have never know anyone who got sick eating a good old fashion hamburger. Life must be hell for you at the backyard Bar-B-Ques??? I guess Brunswick Stew is out of the question then?

Puerquito

June 22nd, 2010
3:13 pm

funkidivagril is clearly not into the funk…

Baltisraul

June 22nd, 2010
3:29 pm

We are going to have that fun “sustainable organic concept” Bar-B-Que this weekend. Who’s interested? Fun for all ages. Sasperilla for all the kiddies!

Davey Boy Smith

June 22nd, 2010
5:38 pm

Just what we need, another burger joint!

Davey Boy Smith

June 22nd, 2010
5:38 pm

Just what we need, another burger joint!

The Cow

June 22nd, 2010
7:08 pm

Organic not organic? Grass fed cows? whatever how does it taste? I went twice and twice it wasn’t any good. The burger is only served one temperature. The say it is well but juicy I say the Thrashers could place hockey with it. Fries? Like em’ greasy undercooked and soggy, then this is your place. See the prices for a drink with alcohol? $9! NINE DOLLARS for a drink. Are you crazy? Nice concept, nice design, other than that you can get a better burger at McDonalds. Wonder what they will put there next when they go out of business before Christmas

Steven Josovitz

June 22nd, 2010
7:28 pm

Allot of fun and unlike some hot burger spots you leaved so stuffed at allot less but getting organic, gluten free, grass fed choices too boot. Plus they use Holman & Finch’s buns so come on already…. Sheri and I had a blast and I am not joking when I say I was stuffed. My burger choice was Bison with all the free toppings plus I opted for the add on of Avocado and Nitrate Free Bacon. Sheri had the same on a Gluten free bun. We shared fries which were good plus the best fried pickles I have eaten.

Janet

June 22nd, 2010
8:08 pm

Good burgers. HORRIBLE customer service. Didn’t they JUST open?

Fred

June 22nd, 2010
8:12 pm

Doesn’t it kinda defeat the purpose of a veggie burger to throw a fried EGG on it?
LOL Couldn’t resist. I will however resist on any comment about yet another burger joint.

The organic Sea Island red peas caught my attention until you said it was mushy.

Seeking Better Burgers

June 23rd, 2010
1:32 am

Went with Veggie Burger loving wife and carnivore kids last night. Good overall experience, but not worth the drive from the burbs. Good beef burger with japs and bacon. Good hotdog and onion rings for boys. But PLEASE do something with that tasteless mushy veggie burger.. wife couldn’t even finish it. I took a bite to validate her response – just nasty. Tried to find a place we could all enjoy, but will have to keep going to Houston’s to keep her happy I guess.

Baltisraul

June 23rd, 2010
9:13 am

How tough can it be to open a good burger joint, anyway?

Fred, don’t know about veggie burgers. Whats wrong with a fried egg on them? It must be to help with the overall taste of that thing.

Sounds like Yeah Buger was trying to outsmart the room and got caught.

VoiceOf Reason

June 23rd, 2010
11:44 am

Does anyone know what happened to West Egg… I drove by there the other day and say Yeah! Burger but West Egg was missing.

VoiceOf Reason

June 23rd, 2010
11:46 am

Oops, just looked it up….apparently it moved steps away… I missed the sign. Darn.

Lisa

June 23rd, 2010
1:49 pm

It’s an organic Five Guys. Lots of kids.

long time veggie

June 23rd, 2010
3:21 pm

Shaun Doty does not like vegetarians. No veggie should eat at his restaurants. He likes to slip lard or duck fat to them. He thinks it is funny

Fred

June 23rd, 2010
5:09 pm

@Baltisraul: The purpose of a veggie burger is for VEGETARIANS. Eggs are not veggies, they are aborted chickens. Get it now lol? It was a joke. Apparently a BAD one………..

I eat veggie stuff because I like it, not because of some weird political viewpoint, or religious views.

Clarification: I am NOT saying that being a vegetarian for religious beliefs is weird, nor am I saying the normal vegetarians are weird, just the nutcase ones with weird political agendas.

long time veggie: I’m sorry to hear that. It is just plain tacky to do that to someone as a “joke.” Anyone who would deliberately try to deceive someone on the ingredients of food shot be beaten severely. I wouldn’t give a Jew or a Muslim something with pork in it anymore than I would give a vegetarian a dish with meat or meat by products. Or a Vegan a dish with ANYTHING animal in it.

I almost gave my neighbor (Indians who are veggies because of religion) some awesome tomato soup one time. LOL She was a bit taken aback when I snatched it back out of her hand until I told her I just remembered that I had used chicken broth not veggie broth in it. But she knows now that I won’t give her food with meat stuff in it. (yeah, we trade left overs sometimes. She makes this squash stew kinda thing that is just AWESOME. It has mashed up yellow squash, peanuts and assorted Indian spices in it. Yum)

puerquito

June 23rd, 2010
7:07 pm

@long time veggie: it’s not funny, it’s hilarious and delicious.

Not Going To Use My Usual Name

June 23rd, 2010
8:38 pm

That’s a pretty strong charge, long time veggie. What’s your source?

westurd

June 24th, 2010
3:32 pm

Turkey Burger was greeeeat…

Veggie burger was a bit disgusting, like eating mushy baby food between two buns. No good at all.

Chiatt

June 24th, 2010
4:44 pm

Can anyone tell me where on Earth Yeah! Burger gets their gluten free hamburger buns. When fresh and toasted they are other-wordly for who can’t eat the wheat.

-Chiatt-

jmdpk

June 24th, 2010
6:44 pm

@ Chiatt, the gluten free buns come from a new local bakery, Pure Knead (www.pureknead.com). It is a dedicated facility (no retail). Certified gluten free, and do not contain dairy, soy, shellfish, peanuts or treenuts for anyone who cares

Ladybug

June 25th, 2010
5:55 pm

@long time veggie. Seriously?! I’ve worked for Shaun years and I can attest that your comment is untrue. Shaun is all about vegetables, why would he hate vegetarians? I can also say that I was a 3 year vegetarian when I worked for him at the beginning, but converted after watching all his delicious plates go out… Just sayin.

Berkdogg

June 25th, 2010
10:29 pm

I have been following this food blog for about 5 months now as I am a burger lover, and I always try the ones reviewed here. The best thing about this place in my opinion were the wheat buns. The burger meat was pan-fried and nothing special to write home about, the toppings were on the other hand very fresh and traditional (a good thing) I didn’t try the bison, but will definitely get it because of the reviewer suggesting it is juicer.

Customer service was absolutely excellent. I’ll be back for more experimentation.

Michael

June 26th, 2010
12:23 pm

Let somebody else try to be cool, John. Just write the review.

Kapoonka

June 26th, 2010
7:30 pm

Ummmmm..I’ll pass. I’ll keep eating my home cooked turkey burgers.

Lighten up and laugh

June 29th, 2010
9:47 am

Funny, John, very funny shorty. : )