Dear bloody Mary at the Burger Stand,

Call me whatever you want, it won’t change the undeniable fact that I. Love. Brunch. Mostly, I love brunch because I love bloody Marys.

But I’ll be honest, when I first saw this bloody Mary, I was a little apprehensive. I mean, when you’ve had a bloody with a slider on it, it’s kind of hard to go back to regular ol’ olives, lemon and lime. But Burger Stand did not disappoint. In fact, I’d say that it reminded me that what really matters is on the inside (of the glass).

You can order a basic bloody for $4 at the Burger Stand (sidebar: The restaurant occasionally has a full bloody Mary bar, but temporarily suspended it because, well, most people don’t know how to mix a good Mary). And if you’re daring enough, you can replace regular vodka or tequila with their special pepper-infused vodka or tequila.

Talk about caliente. It was as amazing as it sounded. It was firey but not painful, and flavorful without trying too hard. And of course, it didn’t need much garnish (but the last-minute addition of beef jerky log definitely helped).

I love you bloody Mary. Never let go.

Love,
A

Beef jerky. On a bloody Mary. You win, Burger Stand.

Beef jerky. On a bloody Mary. You win, Burger Stand.

Dear Elvis burger,

Dear Elvis burger,

The Elvis burger from The Burger Stand

The Elvis burger from The Burger Stand

I could make endless Elvis Presley jokes about this unsuspectingly delicious blend of banana puree and crunchy, I’m guessing in-house peanut butter, but I won’t waste those precious minutes laughing and giggling when I could be eating. The only thing missing: bacon. It’s how the King would have wanted it.

Love,
Alma

Dear burger,

Duck fat fries and the Smoke burger from The Burger Stand. Whoa.

Duck fat fries and the Smoke burger from The Burger Stand. Whoa.

Dear burger,

How did I live without knowing that the mecca of burgers was at The Burger Stand in Lawrence, Kan.? I’ve only just begun to eat my way through this menu, beginning with the Smoke burger and a side of duck fat fries. As the menu describes it, “Applewood smoked bacon, smoked gouda cheese and chipotle-cocoa ketchup.”

Need I say more? Until we meet again, Burger Stand.

Love,
Alma