Burger Up

by HEAB on May 20, 2010

Yesterday, CD, my mom, and CD’s mom…


along with myself and my brother


went to lunch at Burger Up, a new burger joint in town. Hey Burger Up, I know you’re busy as you were packed yesterday, but update your website. People like to see an online menu!

The restaurant serves organic grass fed beef from this local ranch. It’s not grass-fed finished which is what I prefer, but it’s better than what most restaurants offer. That being said, I haven’t even been in much of a hamburger mood lately. Yep, much to CD’s dismay, there have been no grilled burgers on our dinner table for a couple of months now. Sorry CD! However, I was excited to try Burger Up as I’d heard they make their own veggie burgers from scratch. So exciting as there is nothing more disappointing than to go to order a veggie burger only to be served a microwaved Boca patty. (A shout out to Houston’s who makes my favorite veggie burger in the whole world!). Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, yesterday’s lunch…

My eyes quickly found the quinoa-black bean burger, but before they got there, they spotted a goat cheese and roasted beet salad. Goat cheese or burger? Hmm, that’s a tough choice. I’d like one of each please. :)


I pulled a “Heather” and requested my salad topped with a veggie burger patty. I mean if you can pay a little extra for shrimp or chicken, why not a burger? After all, it is the restaurant’s namesake Our sweet server put in my request, and the kitchen happily obliged. Thank you Burger Up, as the salad was excellent, and I loved the veggie burger! The outside was crunchy, and the burger stayed together. Props to the chef as most of my homemade black bean burgers usually fall apart. There was just the right amount of spicy kick, and I enjoyed every last bite. In fact, everyone seemed to enjoy their food, including our fried pickle appetizer, and we all went to town on CD’s sweet potato fries. They were thick, not too greasy, and perfectly salted. Oh, and I think it’s great that the restaurant makes their own ketchup, no high fructose corn syrup included!

My only complaint would be the noise. The restaurant is not very big, and it was so loud inside that I could barely hear what my family was saying. Next time, I’d prefer to sit outside where it’s nice and quiet. However, as loud as they were, it was really good to see so many fellow Nashvillians supporting a new local restaurant. So, welcome to Nashville Burger Up. We’re glad you’re here!

OK, time to walk the pups. Besides my weekly yoga class, that’s about all the exercise I’m getting these days. Even a 30 minute walk can work wonders for the mind and body. You should try it. :)