But something happened.
The night before I went out to dinner with my parents, who took the liberty for ordering something for me while I was in the lady's room. Bless their hearts, they ordered me scallops. The next day I just didn't have it in me to eat scallops again. I wanted the carne. And I had to obey myself before someone died. And then serendipity happened; Grace has Burger Night on Sundays. Truffle burgers ($21). Burgers made with dry-aged beef accompanied with butter lettuce, heirloom tomatoes on the fleur de sel bun. There is also homemade ketchup and aioli, but who really needs that if the beef is good and it's adorned with truffle cheese? I flirted with the idea of exchanging my fries for a salad, but the waitress talked me out of it, rightfully so. These too, were perfect: golden, crispy on the outside, irregularly shaped, and perfectly seasoned.
And in this corner, we have house made ketchup and aioli.
They have special milkshakes on Sunday to go along with the burgers, however, since I was having such an adult hamburger, I'd better have an adult drink to go along with it (not to mention the sommelier was almost as delicious as my burger). Shelley and I split a bottle of fermented grape juice. The wine recommendation 2007 Â CÔTÉ ($48) from La Fenêtre in Santa Barbara was spot on - a deep red, slightly fruit forward blend.
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