I'm not sure why, but the wives were invited along on the latest Burger Project foray today. We were happy to be included. Ten of us headed out in search of a great burger. Destination—The Helvetia Tavern.
Way the heck out in the country. This was the view across the road.
The Helvetia Tavern seems to have been there for awhile. Norm thought they had some decorator come out and hang up all the baseball caps on the ceiling and silly signs on the walls. Norm is a skeptic. I think the decor evolved. I think a decorator would have done a "better" job and would have ruined the rustic charm. I like the organic approach to Tavern decor.
The official tallies will be up on Howard's blog later this week. The wives did not vote, but if I had I would have said the burgers were awesome. The secret sauce was awesome. The generous serving of pickles was awesome. The bacon was awesomely crispy. The beer was awesome. The fries were beyond awesome. The company was awesome. The ram across the road was awesome. The drive through the rolling green fields to get there was super awesome.
LOL, Terry! I can't believe they really have that sign hanging there, but I do see it in the background of another photo!ReplyDelete
That IS awesome!ReplyDelete
Thanks for that last photo, it made me laugh out loud ( or should that be LOL?)ReplyDelete
Look. At. Those. Fries.ReplyDelete
Awesome awesomeness. I think I am having a heart attack just looking at that food.ReplyDelete
Ed's Aunt Mary clued us in about Helvetia Tavern...always a favorite stop when getting our Christmas tree. Fries are totally awesome!ReplyDelete
Yes, Helvetia Tavern is AWESOME, and yes it has evolved...I think way better than Stanich's. Not sure why the wives don't get to vote. I was just informed today that in this household with two of us voting, apparently I am tie breaker...probably something along the lines of "if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody is happy". Unless of course maybe it is that Ron is just gentleman...ReplyDelete
My mind read that as the 'Helvetica' Tavern. Comes from setting type too many years, I suppose.ReplyDelete
One of our favorite places! Of course our son would say you left out the best thing about helvetia: it is right next to the rolloff farm! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
The burguer looks good, but the fries....ReplyDelete
Helvetia is our favorite. The onion rings are as good as the fries, and you can get half and half. You ate in the bar. Next door is the dining room; family friendly, but not quite as much atmosphere.ReplyDelete
Terry, did you see this, or catch it on Grimm?ReplyDelete
WOWEEEEEEE We are going to have to make this trip.... and then to ER....it looks so yummy. AND you guys ate the WHOLE THING!!!!ReplyDelete