Going turkey at Carl’s Jr.

I’ve professed my love for Carl’s Jr’s Guacamole Bacon Six Dollar burgers before – for a fast food burger, the patty is juicy, the guacamole tastes fresh complete with little chunks of tomato and cilantro, the chipotle spread instead of mayo and red onion, my favorite – it’s delicious!
As much as I love that burger, I admit it can be much. I either can’t finish the whole thing at once or can’t move after I’m done and that does not include fries and a drink.

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So when I saw the chain’s new turkey burgers had a guacamole version, I gave in and needed to try it. I don’t believe I ever had a turkey burger before. Actually, having turkey any time other than Thanksgiving is pretty rare for me – I’m all about the pork and beef.
But I was drawn by the fact that Carl’s version is supposed to be under 500 calories and I can still enjoy the guacamole.

When I unwrapped my Turkey Guacamole burger ($3.99), it was already smaller than the six dollar burger. There was plenty of guacamole that for a second, I couldn’t see the turkey patty. With the first bite, I was impressed with the texture of the patty, it wasn’t too weird and it didn’t have a strong taste, letting the guacamole and chipotle spread take care of that part.

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I finished the burger pretty quick, for me that is, and happily I was not in a food coma. It was satisfying and a feeling of food guilt didn’t follow.
I do have a few suggestions though for Carl’s Jr store #7393 in Covina – I’m all for not wasting produce, including lettuce, but I would like some green in my lettuce and please don’t be so stingy on the tomato or onion.

HAVE YOU TRIED ANYTHING NEW? TELL ME ABOUT IT.

Weekday special in West L.A.

I humbly admit this food blog may not always be the ultimate source for diners seeking somewhere new to eat or something new to try, but still I receive plenty of emails from restaurants near and far, offering me to come in and enjoy their new offerings so I can include them in the blog.

And although I am all for trying something new, most of the time I am not able to make it to these places for various reasons – the restaurant’s in New York, they are not in my price range or such as the recent one I was tempted by, their specials are midweek and are located farther than my 20-mile radius of cities I frequent. 

I don’t always have the time or energy to drive far for dinner after work, let alone in traffic to go to West Los Angeles. So even though I may not be heading here any time soon, maybe some of you out there are more adventurous than I, and are willing to go try Taco Tuesday at The Spanish Kitchen.

The special taco menu on Tuesdays sounds amazing, with tacos such as the Mexican BBQ Pork with chipotle cabbage and cotija cheese, or the Beer Battered Halibut with corn avocado salsa – YUM! There’s also some vegetarian selections. 

Let me know if you go and if the tacos are as tasty as they sound.