In The Circle, On The Square

by Jenn (eating bender) on October 19, 2011

Thank you all for the anniversary wishes! Reading them made the day even more special. :)

During our drive to the Grand Canyon, we made a pit stop in Flagstaff for lunch. Neither of us had ever been to the city, but having heard good things (it’s one of the most walkable cities, for starters) were eager to visit. We parked near the historic downtown and headed to Diablo Burger, a 100% local burger joint located “in the circle, on the square,” with the coolest branding ever.

Yes, that was meant to be a pun. 😉

All of their burgers are made with open range-raised, antibiotic-free and growth-hormone free beef, and produce is sourced locally, as well. I knew Mama Bender would be proud of us, so in we went. My choice was the Ziggy Stardust (Your Name Here) burger, a build-your-own to which I added pepper jack cheese, DB’s special sauce, grilled onions and pickles. It was served on a bed of seasoned fries, and made my mouth water just looking at it.

Oh. So. Good. I also enjoyed a Hefeweizen and found out that Diablo Burger will be transitioning to a new local brewery, Mother Road, very soon. Guess that means we’ll have to come back!

This meal held us over through sunset at the Grand Canyon. By the time we arrived back at the hotel, we were running out of dinner options and decided to eat at The Canyon Star Restaurant and Saloon, known for its nightly entertainment, a rather talented banjo/harmonica player and singer named Buck.

I went for the balsamic berry salad, which was superb! It was topped with fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, along with pecans and feta cheese. There was also just enough dressing – not too soggy.

Now that we’ve covered lunch and dinner, I suppose I ought to show you breakfast, right?

M-m-m-m-m-m-mimosas! Along with a delicious dose of Brunch Egg Casserole!

We feasted on both of these the morning of our anniversary while watching the Green Bay Packers beat the Rams and move to 6-0! It was a fabulous victory meal, indeed.

Can’t wait for my next post! I finally made something with all those apples. :) How bout dem apples?

What are you feasting on that has made you smile this week?


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erica October 20, 2011 at 4:13 am

Yum! Those burgers look fantastic! And i just love fruit on top of salads. I am enjoying soupd right now and had a very interesting shrimp and pb soup


2 withasideofhope October 20, 2011 at 5:48 am

That burger is huge! It looks really tasty though! :) I’ve been loving pumpkin spice bagels with pumpkin cream cheese. Mmm.


3 Rose October 20, 2011 at 8:09 am

They imprinted db? That place seems legit!


4 Megan (Braise The Roof) October 20, 2011 at 8:49 am

That burger looks phenomenal- it reminds me that there are a few burger places in Chicago that I should take you to. We need to make a date. :)


5 October 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Wow, is that burger really stamped with a “db”? Crazy! I can’t believe how massive it is! It looks absolutely delicious. As does that mimosa… 😉


6 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Man, that is some burger! Love build-your-own burgers, especially when you can pick grilled onions as one of the toppings!

Salad looks really tasty! You can never go wrong pairing fruit and cheese together!

Brunch egg casserole looks so pretty and all-around yummy! Need to make that one of these days!

Can’t wait to see what you made with all the apples!


7 broccolihut October 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

To be honest, I’ve kind of always wanted one of those personalized brands for cooking steaks that you see in Williams Sonoma catalogs…it would make my tofu look so killer, right?
I am at home this weekend with my family, so I am smiling as I feast on my dad’s homemade Manhattan Clam Chowder :)


8 shannon October 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

omg, that burger!!!


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