Tuesday, my mom met up with her foodie friends for a get together, and I was lucky enough to be able to tag along.
The place...the Counter. A build-your-own burger shop in the Kahala Mall.
This shop is actually a franchise and recently opened here this year, so there may be a location near you.
Owned by a popular local chef (with investors like an actor from LOST), this shop has an array of burgers, toppings and lots of deliciousness!
We ordered the Trio, it isn't on the menu but our server was kind enough to tell us about it. It is a basket of their sweet potato fries, onion strings and french fries. It comes with barbecue sauce, ranch and horseradish mayo.
My favorite was the sweet potato fries with the onion strings coming in a close second, and the barbecue sauce...mmm! (how I miss this kind of bbq sauce in Japan!)
You are given a checklist as to what type of burger you want, the cheese, 4 toppings, a sauce and a bun.
Here is my burger...1/3 pound beef burger with herb goat cheese spread, roasted red peppers, grilled onions, carrot strings, mixed baby greens on a honey wheat bun and a caramelized onion marmalade on the side...I was a bit disappointed with the marmalade, but happy with the rest of my burger.
My mom ordered the 1/3 pound beef burger with swiss cheese, carrot strings, grilled onions, tomatoes, mixed baby greens on a honey wheat bun and a honey mustard sauce on the side.
You could also choose to have your burger in a bowl (without the bun) which is how one of my mom's friends ordered and we felt that the next time we go this is how we would order too. (You get more veggies that way.)
The total was US$14 per person (with tip)....It was nice to see her friends again and we all had a filling but great lunch.
Kahala Mall (2 doors down from Whole Foods)
p.s. we also got a caramel chocolate brownie to bring home for my dad, who was nice enough to share with my mom and me...it was rich, chocolatey with ooey gooey caramel...yum!