I'm really looking forward to this opening. Last year, GQ released its list of 20 best burgers in America, and Santa Monica's The Counter ranked 15th. By summer, Palo Alto will be home to one of these build-your-own-burgers eateries. (More locations are scheduled to open in Southern California and Las Vegas.)
The extensive menu allows for 312,120+ different burger combinations. In the cheese department, for example, you can choose something as simple as American or Swiss; or experiment a little with a herb goat cheese spread or horseradish cheddar. Toppings also run the gamut -- including onions, carrot strings, black olives, dried cranberries, grilled pineapples, sprouts, tomatoes and many more. You'll be able to wash down your burger creation with various fountain drinks (sodas, shakes, malts), tea, coffee, beer and wine.
Personally, I'm looking forward to the mini-cheeseburgers! And there's a dessert called "The Chocolate Burger" -- a donut filled with chocolate mousse, strawberries and bananas. Mmmm...
The Counter Burger
369 California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA