Last Thursday, you thought there was nothing more American than turkey and pie.
But that was America in the 1800's, when we ate food to survive. Today's America? We eat because we can. Because it's fun to challenge our hearts to say "when." Because Lipitor's side effects aren't that big of a deal.
And nothing is more American than the holy trinity of cheeseburgers, fries, and shakes, all three of which you'll find at Burger Dive, now open in Assembly Square.
Have no fear: they're not assembling average burgers. Refusing to "butt fumble" two buns and a patty, Burger Dive serves up seriously excellent made-to-order burgers from the classic (cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onion and house sauce) to the creative (the 50/50 Baconator, featuring a bacon-stuffed patty).
And unlike Thanksgiving, you won't have to pretend to like any of these sides to spare a relative's feelings as hand-cut fries, batter-fried pickles and eight dessert-inspired milkshakes (think s'mores and toasted marshmallow) ensure there won't be any leftovers rotting in the fridge.
That's enough to make this a new annual post-holiday tradition.
Price: 1 (out of 4)
Noise: 1 (out of 4)
Subway: Orange Line to Sullivan Square
Best bets: Baconator; dive cheeseburger; fried pickles
Food fuel: In case you were wondering, yes, that picture is of Burger Dive's tricked out burgermobile that might show up when you hire them to cater your next meeting.
Nearby: DooWee & Rice; Tavern at the End of the World; The Independent