2011 WAS the year of the burger. Okay, at least it was one of the years of the burger. In March, heading to Miami for a conference, on the way south from the Fort Lauderdale airport we stopped to eat at Le Tub Saloon. This was another recommendation from Hamburger America. In 2006, it was chosen as the #1 burger in America by GQ Magazine. Then Oprah did a special on it.
We stopped for a late lunch on a Wednesday. The parking lot was crowded and the inside was pretty full. We took a table and looked at the menu – the most prominent item was the Sirloinburger. A THIRTEEN OUNCE Sirloinburger. We looked at all of the tables around us. The burgers looked huge. So we decided to order one and split it. We waited about 35 minutes. I guess it takes a while to cook almost a pound of hamburger. It was a good choice – the burger WAS huge. Amazingly, it was cooked exactly as we ordered it, throughout. That’s a tall order with a burger that size.
While we were waiting for our food, a pair of snowbirds landed and ordered at the table next to us. They talked for a bit and they they ordered a burger. Each of them. Twenty minutes later, our food shows up. We hear Papa Snowbird say to Mama Snowbird, “oh my, we probably should have split one….”