In a perfect world I would joyfully cook grandma’s Korean recipes from scratch to the happiness (or sometimes horror) of all my apartment neighbors, but we all know that perfect is the alien universe about 1 zillion light years outside of my galaxy.
No, in the reality that is “every year of my life gets more complicated and challenging since having children” we have several go-to restaurants within a few miles of our home that we seriously keep in business with my hangry money.
#1 on our list is Yeah! Burger in Virginia Highlands. Grass fed beef burgers, fresh, organic condiments and sides, free range chicken, creative specials, craft drinks–I dare someone to call Yeah! Burger “junk food.” And in a world where the “gourmet burger” can run you upwards of $20 without any of the above adjectives, how lovely is it that you can get one at Yeah! Burger for about $8 to $11, which includes locally sourced, high end ingredients in a clean, casual environment? Really, I’m not being paid to make this up. It’s just all true!
I attempted to document some of our favorite menu items from our last visit, but its very hard for children to understand why grown people want to photograph food when it could be going into their mouths. Here are the fastest photos I ever took.
This is just one of our many meal combinations that includes a lot of family style sharing. Even Arden who is not a big fan of burgers yet (maybe because they are still bigger than her head), will eat some salad and chicken to balance out her healthy portion of fries.
We pay about $40 on a typical visit, which is not cheap, but convenience, out of this world quality, tastiness, “fast food” (we try to go on week nights and around 5:30), outstanding customer service, and good loyalty perks puts Yeah! Burger at the very top of our go-to family restaurants list.
Thank you, Yam Burger–christened by our 3 year old who kept mixing up “hamburger” and “yeah burger,” for many delicious meals!
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