Since my first visit to The Counter in Marina Del Rey, the place has really grown on me. Over the weekend, the husband and I went to the El Segundo location for dinner.
I tried their beef burger again, opting to use an English muffin as the bun and topped it with mixed greens, tomato, grilled onions, Gruyere and peppercorn sauce. I have to say, this time around, the burger was better and tastier. The peppercorn sauce is a real winner. I am also a fan of the horseradish mayo. It has a good kick to it and is a great dip for the sweet potato fries…or regular fries! Considering I’m not a huge mayo fan, that says a lot. I think I’ll be using the English muffin again. It’s just the right amount of bread and the toasted state gives a nice crunch texture-wise.
I also got a shake. I wasn’t in the mood for apple pie so I combined peanut butter and banana. A classic combo and oh so tasty! The peanut butter was a little heavy and masked the banana a little; the PB hit your taste-buds first but once that went away, you could taste the banana.
I have to say, a 1/3lb burger, shake and fries is really filling. Two burgers, an order of fries and two shakes set us back about $36 and change. It sounds a little steep but these aren’t fast food burgers.
And as extra incentive to go visit this place, every Wednesday night, this location offers 4 slider-beer pairings for $12. I haven’t tried this as I’m not a big beer person. However, if they ever offer up slider-shake pairings, you can be sure I’ll be there!
Apologies for the lack of pictures but I was starving and it was either die or eat. I chose to eat….
The Counter – El Segundo gets 4 NOMs.
700-A Allied Way
El Segundo, CA 90245