Tuesday, I went with my Mom and Dad to check out Burgers on the Edge (BOTE).
This burger place is similar to The Counter (TC), where you can :"build your own burger", I wrote about TC earlier .
Dad couldn't decide and settled for their Classic, US$6.49, 1/3 pound burger with lettuce, tomato, red relish & pickles on their whole wheat w/oats bun.
The guy at the register rattled off what red relish...red peppers, jalapeno and some other ingredients (I couldn't catch them all because he rattled them off really fast), but didn't know if it was spicy...WT??
Mom chose to build her own burger...a 1/3 pound burger with swiss, red relish, tomato slices, applewood smoked bacon, portabella mushrooms & grilled onions...US$6.99.
I also chose to build my own burger...a 1/3 pound burger with pepper jack, smoked hickory bbq sauce, applewood smoked bacon, portabella mushrooms, roasted red peppers & thin crispy onions...US$6.99.
We also got an order of their sweet potato fries...US$4.89.
Things we noticed...the burger at BOTE is larger in diameter than TC, the bun is bigger too.
Way the burger was cooked...TC asks how you want the burger cooked, BOTE didn't.
Toppings...you get way more toppings on your burger at BOTE (because the burger is larger in diameter.)
Sweet Potato Fries...TC has better sweet potato fries. They were way more crispier. Mom also thought that BOTE may be using yam instead of sweet potato, or their cut was too thick to get the fry crisp enough.
Price...you will probably get a more reasonably priced meal at BOTE.
Negatives: My only gripe about my burger at BOTE was that there seemed to be crystals of salt here and there that I kept crunching on, which made those bites way too salty, and I wished the crispy onions that I ordered in my burger were crisp.
Also, the music inside the shop was quite loud so we couldn't have much conversation, but it beat sitting outside with the wind blowing everything around and the noise of the traffic zooming by.
All in all, we're glad we tried this, it was really filling and delicious.
Burgers on the Edge (in the Kapahulu Safeway Complex)
888 Kapahulu Avenue