Lunch 5/7: the Great Patty Melt challenge

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Patty Melt with greens
The Palo Alto Creamery
Stanford Shopping Center
Stanford, CA

The Great Patty Melt Challenge

This one was classically good with good quality ingredients, but by my standards, it was not a home run. While the quality of the patty was wonderful, it was also quite thick and greasy which diminished from the overall experience – the thicker the patty the more bread is left over and soggy, and therefore is rendered inedible. But, it sure tasted good. The cheese was average American, two slices, and the onions were nicely grilled, cut to a nice bite size. I think they know how to do grilled onions, since a lot of menu items come with them. Besides absorbing the grease from the patty, the bread was toasted to a nice crunch. I should have ordered the fries, to go with the classic diner experience, but my friend ordered Caribbean French toast, and I didn’t want to destroy my calorie count for the day. So, I ordered the greens, which I know are boring, but they were extra boring: just romaine lettuce, not a shaving of carrot or red cabbage in sight!

Patty: 2.5 (tasty but not the right size for this sandwich)
Cheese: 2.5
Onions:4.5
Bread: 4
Side: 1
Experience: 2.5

Overall: 2.83

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