Eating a burger without the bun

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  1. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Conne, once you pass 35 you'll understand this seemingly strange practice.
     


  2. WildeMan

    WildeMan Senior member

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    About 1% of the population has Celiac Disease, an intolerance for wheat and gluten. This would account for some people choosing a burger without the bun.

    My two teenage children have CD and would much sooner be having the bun instead of using a knife and fork.
     


  3. TheButler

    TheButler Senior member

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    They opened an m:brgr in Toronto not too long ago, I gave it a try last week. They have the "lettuce-as-a-bun" option there.

    FWIW, m:brgr is overrated. And its a strange location, way out near Spadina on King. At the price point they have, its way too far from the Bay street crowd. Place is new and was practically empty at lunch time.
     


  4. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    "can i get a cheese burger,no cheese please"

    R.i.p John Belushi
     


  5. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    They opened an m:brgr in Toronto not too long ago, I gave it a try last week. They have the "lettuce-as-a-bun" option there.

    FWIW, m:brgr is overrated. And its a strange location, way out near Spadina on King. At the price point they have, its way too far from the Bay street crowd. Place is new and was practically empty at lunch time.


    try Gourmet Burger on kipling near sherway.also a strange location but best burger i ever head
     


  6. aizan

    aizan Senior member

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    sort of like ordering a soda with half regular, half diet.
     


  7. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    sort of like ordering a soda with half regular, half diet.

    what. the. hell??!!
     


  8. mm84321

    mm84321 Senior member

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    I saw someone doing this yesterday and thought to myself, "This is the dumbest person in America."

    Care to elaborate? Why, exactly, did you think that?
     


  9. Nil

    Nil Senior member

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    Conne, once you pass 35 you'll understand this seemingly strange practice.

    If you need to skip the bun for health reasons, you probably shouldn't be eating a burger in the first place.
     


  10. ektaylor

    ektaylor Senior member

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    Oh my god, I had a brat burger today. Fuck, I love the midwest. All the men are fat and horrid looking, and the girls still starve themselves like they're from California! It's like shooting fish in a barrel.
     


  11. Monaco

    Monaco Senior member

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    I don't eat grains too often but when I do, it comes in the form of a juicy burger. [​IMG] Sometimes I don't have buns at home and I just lettuce wrap it. Got the idea from In n Out.
     


  12. Man of Wealth and Taste

    Man of Wealth and Taste Senior member

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    How do you do the lettuce wrap though? I find it's hard to get a handle on and the ketchup and sauce just slips around and makes a mess. Nothing soaks the good stuff in like a bun.
     


  13. mm84321

    mm84321 Senior member

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    I've seen people use grilled portobello mushrooms, in place of bread, as buns.
     


  14. APK

    APK Senior member

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    How many threads has this "dumbest person in America" started whining about how he needs to lose weight?

    I make burgers at least once a week and haven't used anything from the bun family in probably a year. Lettuce-wraps are messy, so I usually just eat that bitch Mr. Pitt style.
     


  15. Kajak

    Kajak Senior member

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    Yeah, if I made burgers at home I'd skip the bun non-sense.

    Mostly because I wouldn't want to buy buns. Lettuce or maybe like... grilled zucchini planks.
     


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