What You'll Get
Despite the recent invention of hamburger ice cream, hamburger blintzes, and hamburger hotdogs, the pure hamburger is still the tastiest unit of food. For $15, today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of custom-built gourmet burgers, vegetarian eats, and refreshing drinks at The Counter, whose hamburgers were named one of the 20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die by GQ. Customization is the key to burger bliss, and when the ingredients are treated with such love, admiration, and respect, each bite dances on your tongue like a young, beefy Fred Astaire.
Get down to burger-erecting business in the pale-blue and silver colors of The Counter's sleek, industrial décor. Beneath the glowing orbs of light that dangle from the ceiling, you will be furnished a detailed clipboard with a menu attached. Choose from more than 312,120 possible combinations of ingredients.
Start with the protein and pick amongst 100% natural Angus beef, ground turkey, chicken, and veggie burgers made in-house from a variety of different vegetables. Decorate your protein with an impressive array of ingredients, including Danish blue cheese, horseradish cheddar, grilled pineapple, applewood-smoked bacon, homemade guacamole, chipotle aioli, and more. Select a foundation of an English muffin, a regular or multi-grain bun, or a bowl sans bun. Custom-built burgers start at $8.25 for a third-pound patty.
If you're overwhelmed by choice, go with one of The Counter's signature burgers such as the unique veggie, a veggie patty with mixed greens, roasted red peppers, sprouts, onion, and dijon-balsamic dressing ($8.50). Shakes and malts ($4.95) and sweet-potato fries ($4.50) round out the meal. If you're not drooling yet, check out the video on The Counter's website.
This Groupon is valid for the Seattle location only.
- Be prepared for it to take a while to make up your mind; you have seemingly endless options. With so many combinations, the menu can be a bit overwhelming at first. But the staff is extremely helpful and will be happy to give you tips on what goes well with what. Worried about not being able to make up your mind? There are also six predesigned signature burgers and one burger of the month to help you get started. – Jon Fisch, Seattle Times
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 12, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Not valid with other offers. No cash back. Tax & gratuity not included. Valid at Seattle location only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.