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Burger okay... chili... not so great.

  • Jan 10, 2009
This review is just focusing on the chili at the Counter. 

I've tried both the regular chili and the turkey chili.

Regular Chili: This is very meaty which normally you would think is a good thing.  Really the only thing in it besides meat is some stewed tomatoes.  I really prefer more to my chili like... hmmmm.... i don't know... beans?!?!  or something.  This chili is actually really good on (and probably designed for) french fries.  It's not good by itself unless you really want a bowl of ground beef.  Overall... a very uninspiring offering.

Turkey Chili:  Now the turkey chili makes up for the major shortcomings of the regular chili... it has beans and other veggies including corn (which i love in my chili).  However the turkey chili misses too because the flavor is underwhelming.  It's blah... really blah.  They try to spice it up by serving it with dried cranberries on the top... who puts cranberries on chili?  while i appreciate the fact they are trying (which they didn't with the regular chili) what an odd topping.  It kind of tastes like a fruit salad with ground turkey in it.  I'm still puzzled by it.

Bottom line... stick with the regular chili on the burger or on your fries, but otherwise i'd avoid both chilis as their own dish.


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March 07, 2009
Or..... How about turkey chili with a variety of beans? Gabanzo, White and Guandules add some crushed garlic and crushed (instead of 'stewed) tomatoes???? Serve with side topings such as shredded cheeses, chopped onions, extra diced tomatoes and sour cream!!!!!!!! OMG!!! You've gotta try it. and try it in a freekin' bread bowl! NOT SO BORING ANYMORE, EH? lol
March 05, 2009
Movieman... i haven't been to Father's Office in years... place has a great rep though. I checked and we only have 1 review on it so far... it's light. http://www.lunch.com/data/Father_s_Office-1335068.html you ready to help expand on your comment?? thanks man!
March 05, 2009
Counter's alright, but for the best burger ever check out the Office Burger at Father's Office.
January 28, 2009
you know i'm going to ask why you didn't link me to a data point on Tommy's?? I couldn't imagine eating a bowl of Tommy's chili, but it could be the best topping of all time for a cheeseburger.
January 28, 2009
No one does chili like the Original Tommy's!
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Choose from over 312,120 different burger combinations and build your own gourmet burger. Established in 2003, The Counter serves cold beer, wines, cocktails, burgers and fries.

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