January 6, 2014

The Habit Double Charburger with Cheese

doublechar.jpgThe Habit Burger Grill has been around since 1969, but I hadnít heard of the company until they began opening locations in Northern California a few years ago. The burger Iíve ordered each time I have eaten at the Habit is the Double Charburger with cheese. Itís hard not to compare the Double Charburger to the legendary Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger, as it looks and tastes very similar. Ever since I ate my first Double-Double, it has been my favorite fast-food burger. But, amazingly, I think the Double Charburger with cheese is even better than the Double-Double. The primary reason is because the Double Charburger has larger patties, so you get more delicious meat. The Double Charburger also has a great char-grilled flavor that the Double-Double lacks. I didnít think the Double-Double would ever be topped, but it has been. The Habit currently has locations in California, Arizona and Utah. If you are lucky enough to live close to one of their locations, I strongly recommend a visit.

Phoood rating: Outstanding!

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January 1, 2014

Taco Bell Grilled Stuft Nacho

tbstuftnacho.jpgTaco Bellís new Grilled Stuft Nacho is a great concept Ė the taste of nachos wrapped up in a grilled, flour tortilla. What better way to eat nachos while driving and not get your shirt messy, right? In reality, the Grilled Stuft Nacho isnít really made for eating with one hand. Although the triangle-shaped folded tortilla pocket is a novel and tasty idea, it is floppy and I had to use two hands to eat it or I had to fold it in half to minimize the floppiness. When folded, the contents are more prone to escape. Inside of the tortilla pocket youíll find too much going on: some seasoned beef (not nearly enough, in my opinion), nacho cheese sauce, zesty nacho sauce, reduced-fat sour cream, and tortilla strips. The flavors of these meld together and none of them stand out. Thereís too much nacho sauce and sour cream, which may explain the floppiness. The tortilla strips are small and donít stand up well to the moistness of the other ingredients. They quickly become soggy. Eating the Grilled Stuft Nacho wasnít anything like eating nachos because there was virtually no crunchiness to it. And isnít that one of the best things about nachos? On the positive side, the Grilled Stuft Nacho is a decent size (about 7 inches on each side) and only cost $1.29. If you donít want to spend much and you love nacho cheese sauce and sour cream, it might be just the item for you.

Phoood rating: So-so

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