As the summer rolls on and the heat continues we are spending most of our free time in the pool . I’m continuing to go to Moksha Yoga two to three times a week. It actually feels great to sweat that much, even during the summer. Al is doing really well with his biking to work challenge and he might even make 80 rides – even though I will be nowhere close this year.
The heat hasn’t stopped us from checking out Kitchener Rib Fest or Frat Burger in Waterloo. As always the Kitchener Rib Fest was HOT. This year they even had a misting tent to help cool the patrons as they waited in line for ribs. I love the smell of the ribs cooking on the BBQ, but I am not a huge fan of the smoke that billows out and lingers on your clothes for hours afterwards. This year we went with Boss Hog’s ribs and boy were they tasty!
We also decided to give Frat Burger a try after a friend recommended their Quinoa burger to me. We went on a Tuesday when their nightly special was free fries with a burger and a drink purchase. We got there just before six and we thought that the place might be fairly busy due to the free fries promo, but there were only two tables seated when we got there. I realize that the summer semester is a lot quieter for students, but I still thought with the restaurant being across the street from the University it might be a bit busier. Oh well, better service for us!
One of the things I really liked about this menu is that you can pick your squeezers (condiments) and your toppers (sauces). I ended up ordering the Quinoa Veggie Burger with Dijon, relish, lettuce, pickle and tomato on a thinnie bun. Who doesn’t love those thinnie buns? And why did it take so many years for someone to invent them? And why didn’t I invent them?!?! Al ordered a burger with an extra pattie topped with frat sauce, lettuce, pickle and tomato on a regular bun. Of course, we both opted to indulge in the free fries, which incidentally were really good, almost McDonald’s good. The quinoa burger was okay, I make a better one at home and honestly it tasted like the Yves brand. Al’s burger on the other hand was homemade. It was kind of a small pattie so he’s glad he ordered the second one.
Frat Burger was a good choice for something quick when I didn’t want to make dinner – and that was exactly what I was looking for.