The Counter #theNEWgoods and a Giveaway

Disclosure: The Counter provided me with gift cards to enjoy a meal for the purpose of this blog post. I happen to love The Counter, so I jumped at the chance!

I’m what some people may consider a picky eater. I’m very particular about what I like and don’t like, and that coupled with the fact that I haven’t eaten beef or pork for 20-something years makes me the person no one wants to share a meal with (or the person the chef hates). Fortunately, there are restaurants like The Counter, where you are encouraged to build your own burger, rather than get shamed for making substitutions! And I’m lucky that there is a location walking distance from my apartment, so it’s a great local place to meet up with friends.

Two quick things first: 1. They have two hours free parking with validation. This is a rarity in Hollywood, so it’s a huge plus for friends that don’t live as close as I do. 2. I just discovered they have sangria. Need I say more?

Build Your Own Burger

Anyway, for those of you who want to order off the menu, there are a bunch of new delicious Expert Builds menu items to choose from the next time you’re there!

  • Red Eye: hormone and antibiotic free beef topped with melted tillamook cheddar, applewood smoked bacon, ripened red tomato, a sunny side up egg on an English muffin with a side of sweet sriracha
  • Un-Brie-lievable: 100% natural ground turkey on a bed of organic mixed greens topped with soft-ripened brie, ripened red tomato, dried cranberries on a multigrain bun with a side of apricot sauce
  • Bison with Bite: organic bison topped with tillamook cheddar, spicy pickles, sliced red onion on a brioche style bun with a side of house mustard and spicy worcestershire
  • Southeast Asian Ahi: ahi tuna topped with pickled carrot and daikon slaw, ripened red tomato on a brioche style bun with a side of nori-soy sauce and sweet sriracha
  • Anaheim Jack: 100% natural chicken breast topped with jalapeno jack, Anaheim peppers, red onions on a ciabatta bun with a side of roasted garlic aioli

My friends and I used the new menu items as inspiration for our dinner choices, and we all loved our meals. The counter has a wide range of protein options (beef, turkey, bison, tuna, and chicken), as well as a veggie burger for those that don’t eat meat, so we did a little swapping and were super satisfied.

I had the Anaheim Jack with turkey rather than chicken, and it was delicious. I loved the spice from the jalapeno jack, and the garlic aioli was divine. And they sure don’t skimp on the peppers!
The Anaheim Jack with a turkey burger instead of chicken #theNEWgoods

One of my friends had the Un-Brie-lievable over lettuce instead of the bun, and swapped the turkey burger for a veggie burger. She said she was pleasantly surprised at how well the brie and cranberries went with the tomatoes. Two thumbs up! Side note: Isn’t it pretty?
The Un-Brie-lievable, with a veggie burger on lettuce #theNEWgoods

Of course, we also enjoyed some sangria, because well, it was 70 degrees out and…sangria!

And a trip to The Counter isn’t complete without an order of fries. We went for the fifty-fifty with sweet potato and parmesan fries; the sweet potato were our faves.
Half sweet potato fries, half parmesan fries.

Just when we thought we couldn’t eat another bite, we decided to order the oversized chocolate chip cookie a la mode with three spoons. I’m a sucker for a warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream, and I wasn’t disappointed. We ate every single bite!
Oversized Chocolate Chip Cookie a la mode.

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Jealous yet? Don’t be! The Counter is also providing one lucky blog reader with a $25 gift card, so enter below!
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9 Responses to “The Counter #theNEWgoods and a Giveaway”

    Elise on 1 April 10th, 2014 11:22 am

    I’m confused about how to enter, but I’m leaving a comment because YUM.

    Hilary on 2 April 10th, 2014 11:27 am

    @Elise – Hah! And I thought Rafflecopter made it easier. Click on one (or all) of the options!

    Nina B on 3 April 10th, 2014 11:31 am

    The Counter is one of my faves. Also, the beer selection is TOP NOTCH.

    The Daily Randi on 4 April 10th, 2014 11:36 am

    I would very much like to try that Turkey Burger Brie Thing. Please pick me. Thank you.


    Stacey Donaldson on 5 April 10th, 2014 12:05 pm

    The Sprouted Veggie sounds like my kinda build! YUM!

    teala on 6 April 10th, 2014 2:18 pm

    I can’t wait to try the Un-Brie-lievable… thanks for the info. YUM!!

    Stephanie on 7 April 10th, 2014 3:42 pm

    I haven’t been to The Counter in at least 2 years. The new additions sound–and look–amazing! That sangria looks refreshing! Gotta try it soon!

    Ron on 8 April 10th, 2014 4:17 pm

    I was going to put in some snide comment about entering even though the restaurant is in California, but then I saw that they have a store in Virginia close to me. Spiked shakes sound good!

    Meg S on 9 April 11th, 2014 9:23 am

    The Red Eye sounds amazing! And now I want a burger…