Burger FI


After spending the morning having breakfast at Bakery Lorraine and then buying massive amounts of vegetables from the Pearl Farmer’s Market with the kids, it was time to run some errands closer to our house.


Our kids seem to be growing out of their clothes by the minute, so we wanted to stroll around Shops at La Cantera to find them some summer clothes and shoes.  It’s almost time for swim team to start so they all needed new bathing suits. And the weather was just perfect to keep shopping outdoors. We had no plans on eating while we were there but it was taking so long to find what we were looking for that my husband wanted to grab a bite to eat at the new burger place. Neither one of us knew it was open before we by it,  so we had no idea what the food would be like. If I had a little more time, I would have looked it up on Internet to get an idea or a menu sample.  Instead, we just threw caution to the wind and ordered like we knew what the heck we were doing.

Aren’t we edgy?


Since I was in no mood for a burger with red meat, I opted to order their quinoa burger. Yes, I said quinoa burger. I have never tasted one and quite frankly, have never even heard of a quinoa burger. I have had quinoa in salads of all kinds. It tastes OK and it very healthy for you but it’s not like a crave quinoa! Can you even believe how many times I typed quinoa in this paragraph?  It’s an awful lot for a little bitty grain!

Well let me tell you, that was  the best burger I have ever tasted in my life. No,  I can’t believe it either. Quinoa Baby! They serve it with white cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and some secret sauce on a multi-grain toasted bun. It is pure heaven.



There were way too many French fry options to choose from so we asked the cashier for a recommendation. She suggested we only order the regular size fresh cut fries and split them between us. They serve the fries with all kind of toppings. Her favorite is the one with Parmesan cheese, herbs and a garlic aioli sauce sprinkled on top. And oh my Lord, was she right. I think those were by far, the most flavor-filled French fries I have ever tasted.  In a matter of about 15 minutes, I went from, “Honey, I’m not really in the mood for a burger, I would rather have a salad” to “this the best burger and fry combination on the planet! “ I was so mad that I didn’t have my camera with me. As we were walking to the car after finishing up our shopping, I was “googling” information about Burger FI.

(these are the plain fries because I had no camera when I had those heavenly parmesan ones)

I wanted to know how they came up with such wonderful recipes. And I wanted to know exactly how many calories were in that burger so I might plan on having it in the near future again. The near future ended up being the next day! We took our son back after his full day at a basketball tournament to get his take on the new burger place. It just happens to be right across the street from Grimaldi’s which is his most favorite pizza place in town. And this time I brought my camera along to show my readers our experience. Our boy ended up getting a regular burger and the twins split one with some plain fries. The big Stud and I got the quinoa burgers again but ordered the onion rings to share this time.



The kids weren’t as enamored with the place as we were and talked more about the “COKE” machine. You can create your own flavors. And there are even more drink choices than just the fancy machine.  It made my head spin so I made them get just water.  Aren’t I an awful mom to deprive them of such carbonation mixology? I just hate those machines and the drinks are almost $3.00 a piece!

They survived the deprivation of playing with the machine.





Our burgers were just as good as the day before and maybe more so because I was anticipating it so much. I looked up the calorie count and they come in at 520 calories. I wish I could say the same about the onion rings but I only had a couple of those. They are huge and they were made to perfection too but I think I like the fries more. They serve cupcakes and frozen custard of all flavors and toppings. I can’t imagine having any room for dessert. There were lots of people coming in to just get something sweet and catch the end of the Masters game on their four TV’s.

I now need to get the chef in the family aka the hubby to perfect our own recipe for quinoa burgers because after buying all our ever growing kids spring clothes, we can’t afford to  eat out as much!

So, if you find yourself strolling around the Shops at La Cantera and start to feel hungry and need to see the score of a game, you might want to give Burger FI a try. They have some incredible French fries with a multitude of sauces and that totally unexpected quinoa burger.

I think I might dream about it tonight!

Stay Sassy Y’all.

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  1. Carrie Bond says:

    There is another Burger Fi on Bandera Road in the Target shopping center. Think we will have to try it.

    • I didn’t know about the one on Bandera. It would be much faster than finding a parking spot at La Cantera but then again, I love any excuse to stroll around there in the cooler temps! Let me know what you think!

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