Astronaut cooks have made numerous attempts to wrangle hamburgers into space-ready meals, from dehydrated-pickle disks to vacuum-sealed burger bottles. Enjoy what our starry-eyed brethren never can with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get a burger, side, and any drink (up to a $11.45 value) at The Glenwood. This Groupon is valid after 3 p.m. at both Eugene locations.
Regularly lauded in Eugene Weekly's annual Best of Eugene roundup, the Glenwood pads empty bellies with an eclectic offering that includes bowl-you-over burgers crafted using hormone-free, grain-fed beef from Oregon Natural Meats. A third-pound patty hunkers down besides fresh tomato, zesty pickles, and crisp lettuce or alfalfa sprouts on each circular comestible to plan a blitz attack on hunger. The Crooked River joins thick slabs of bacon, melted blue cheese, and chipotle sauce on a whole-grain bun ($7.75), and the patty melt ($7.25) melds grilled rye, red onions, and cheddar and swiss cheeses to treat tongues to a taste that’s as classically all-American as an apple pie carved out of Spam. Have brunch on a bun with the Columbia, where a fried egg snuggles with crunchy bacon under a blanket of Tillamook cheddar cheese ($8.50), or humor herbivorous hankerings by substituting any beef patty with a vegan soy or veggie burger.
The Glenwood's burgers board tables accompanied by a selection from the roster of sides, which includes tossed salads, home fries, fresh fruit, and rent-controlled cottage cheese. Today's deal also includes a choice of soft drink, coffee, juice, milk, or tea.
“Every sort of person populating these parts can be seen at the cozy Glenwood Restaurant,” the New York Times says, nodding to the eatery’s popular menu of hearty breakfasts, sandwiches, and other American food. The chili verde brunch burrito—lauded by Sports Illustrated as “worth getting out of bed early for”—greets the day along with fruit waffles and denver omelets, and lunchtime brings tomato-cheese soup and paninis. Tempeh stir-fries with peanut sauce and brown rice join pasta genovese and steak and mushrooms at dinnertime, complemented by glasses and microglasses of wine and microbrews.