Like fairies, hamburgers are famously difficult to photograph because they can take thousands of forms and wear a variety of sauces. Today's Groupon lets you capture them in a different way: for $15, you get $30 worth of build-your-own burgers and drinks at Indulge Burgers & More in Scottsdale.
Indulge Burgers & More's endlessly customizable menu yields thousands of possible burger combinations. After selecting from antibiotic-free, hormone-free, naturally fed beef, turkey, grilled chicken breast, salmon, or veggie burgers, you can tummy-tailor your own wonder-sized burger using a full arsenal of 10 cheeses, 20 sauces, and 24 distinct toppings. Now you can finally have that gruyere turkey burger on a wheat bun with roasted peppers, pineapple, boiled-egg slices, carrot strings, and cranberry chutney smothered in honey mustard that's been haunting your dreams since the last harvest moon ($9.75 for 1/2 lb., extra for even more toppings, cheese, or sauces). The overwhelmed or the indecisive can skip the stress of choosing by getting one of Indulge's signature burger concoctions, such as the cheese-stuffed Vesuvius Volcanic, cooked medium well to ensure that it buries your inner Pompeii under delicious lava flows of cheese ($12.95).
Beyond the hallowed art of burgercraft, Indulge Burgers & More offers a full menu of salads, sandwiches, and breakfasts, such as the Lobster Benedict, which marries poached eggs with lobster meat under a floral canopy of hollandaise sauce ($12.50), as well as a build-your-own-omelette chart ($7.50, extra for more toppings). Diners tear through patties and buns in Indulge's sleek, softly lit dining room or outside on the patio where intricately topped burgers elicit uncontrollable drooling from passersby and patiently waiting neighbors.
Indulge Burgers has 100,000 different burgers on its menu––or, rather, 100,000 topping combinations. To manage this behemoth selection, each patron is offered a pencil and special burger-customizing sheet. With a simple checkmark, salmon, bison, turkey, and all-natural-beef patties can be outfitted with more than 50 sumptuous toppings ranging from carrot strings to fresh pineapple. Vegetarian options are also aplenty, including homemade black-bean burgers on gluten-free bread and adult peanut-butter sandwiches made with bananas and onion strings and served wrapped in 1040 tax forms.
In the light from floor-to-ceiling windows, burger and hot-dog sculptures prepare diners for chili-slathered dogs and signature Vesuvius Volcanic burger patties filled with a molten pocket of cheese. After enjoying fried pickle chips or a cool milkshake on the outdoor patio, patrons can peruse the dining room's vintage sports photos of Charles Barkley smiling politely and Muhammad Ali stinging a bee.