Sundays are usually quiet for restaurants this time of year. Not the case at the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company (ChoCo). It’s busy. Why? Sunday Bloody Sunday, where you’ll find The Classic burger is only $4 from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., then $5 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How crazy is that? It’s a burger lover and/or Frugal Foodie dream. The burger is basic, half pound, comes on a grilled Brioche Bun, served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and fries.
However, you can make it your dream burger if you want. From cheese (American cheese, cheddar, swiss, ricotta or blue) to caramelized onions, banana hots, sweet pepper relish, roasted tomatoes or roasted peppers, and of course, bacon ($1 to $2 a piece). You can be as basic or deluxe as you like, and it’s still going to be a good deal.
We decided to head to ChoCo for lunch on Sunday Burger Sunday. It was a cold, rainy, yucky day on the Island, but when we walked in to the restaurant it was full or people. It was great to see a number of friends and people enjoying lunch out.
Even though it’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, the lunch menu is available, but most of the people were definitely there for the burgers. There were burgers, burgers, everywhere.
Perhaps you’re looking for something different or are a vegetarian, do not be dismayed, there are burger deals for you. I know that I am a fan of getting restaurant’s signature burgers, and was glad to see options.
Since we were there for research, we agreed to get different items. The kiddos split The Classic, but with cheese. My husband opted for the Mix Up, ground sirloin and andouille sausage with smoked gouda, crispy onion straws, ancho bbq sauce, with sweet potato fries. I really liked the sweet potato fries, get them instead of the regular!
Though not $4 (because that would be ridiculous), it was only $9. All the other burger options at ChoCo are half off on Sunday Burger Sunday. Matt loved the burger. He said he would gladly pay $18 for it. He said we have to come back so he can have it again.
For me, who’s “trying to eat healthy,” I opted for The Chick. A falafel burger (with beet juice) topped with baby arugula, pickled onions (mine on the side), and roasted red pepper dijonnaise.
I liked this burger, even though I am not a fan of beets. It was a nice change and I felt a little better about consuming the entire thing. However, I do have to admit I was definitely eyeing my husband’s Mix-Up.
This burger comes with truffle fries, which are usually my favorite. These did not have enough truffle oil on them for me. I preferred the sweet potato fries instead, and was lucky Matt was willing to share with me.
Evaluation: Sunday Burger Sunday is great deal, and it made our Sunday a little more fun. Our bill was really low. We did not have beverages, which helped, but a serious deal still! Just remember, when the food is discounted like that, you have to tip the servers on the original amount. They’re working just as hard.
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