If you type in a Google search for “Oktoberfest Burger” you will end up with a result page full of references to the burger chain, Red Robin. Red Robin is one of the few restaurants we have in town. We don’t visit often, but a few weeks ago I received a birthday coupon in the mail for a free appetizer (never-mind that it was one month late) so we decided to head on over and put it to use.
Ironically, we forgot to bring the appetizer coupon, which initially irritated me because it was the sole purpose for our visit. My frustration was quickly lifted when we walked through the doors and saw the huge poster welcoming us with a photo of their seasonal Oktoberfest Burger. A juicy burger – complimented with Swiss cheese, black forest ham, beer-braised onions and beer mustard – all sandwiched between a pretzel-bun. Mmm-hmmm!
Ben and I split our meal because we always find that with an appetizer (their sweet potato fries are delicious!) we are always too full if we each eat our own burger. The one half was definitely enough to fill me up, but I wouldn’t be telling you the full truth if I didn’t admit I was wishing for more! And, what does one food blogger do when she wants more of something she loves at a restaurant? She figures out how to recreate it at home! 😉 This seasonal burger may only be available at Red Robin until November 6th, but now it’s available year round out of your own kitchen.