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What I Ate: August 30, 2009 (Mighty Fine Burgers, Hatch Chile Themed Austin Food Blogger Potluck)

Posted 30 August, 2009 at 8:12pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: In the afternoon we headed over to this month's Austin Food Blogger's Potluck. Today's potluck was in celebration of the Hatch chile, so I had brought Hatch chile infused chocolate truffles and a Hatch chile cheese spread and a box of Triscuits.
Austin Food Blogger’s Potluck - Hatch chile cheese spread with Triscuits

The spread we had for the dinner was pretty incredible with dishes ranging from sushi to cornbread to meatballs to baba ghanoush. Desserts were just as far ranging with brownies, cobbler, pecan brittle, and ice cream topped with a Hatch chile sauce. Food bloggers ate, drank, talked, laughed, and pretty much a good time was had by all.
Austin Food Blogger’s Potluck - Hatch chile dishes abound

I pretty much sampled a little of everything. Eating until I was stuffed.
Austin Food Blogger’s Potluck - Potluck plate

Then hand rolls with Hatch chile and bacon wrapped Hatch chiles stuffed with chicken and jalapeno arrived and I had to eat a little more.
Austin Food Blogger’s Potluck - bacon wrapped stuffed hatch chile, sushi hand roll

Lunch: Tina and I stopped in at the Might Fine Burgers (5601 Brodie Ln # 1300, Sunset Valley, TX‎ - (512) 735-2800‎) near our church for lunch. I ordered a Jr. Cheeseburger (which is 1/4 pound - the regular is 1/2 pound) with bacon, ketchup, mayonnaise, all the veggies, and crinkle fries.
Mighty Fine Burgers - Jr. Cheeseburger with bacon and Fries

The burgers are all made of vegetarian fed beef from local non-factory farm providers and the other ingredients are fresh and recognizable - so they just store them in plain view for all to see. The burger itself tasted pretty good with a nice beefy flavor and cold crisp lettuce. I thought the bread was a tad chewy/gummy after chewing it a couple times and the pickles weren't all that great. Tina's burger needed some salt (mine didn't since I had the bacon - which was chewy not crispy - adding saltiness), but after salting it she enjoyed it. The fries were quite good - tasting like In-N-Out's fries (very strong potato flavor), but with a chewier texture (in a good way). We think it's the way the fries are cut which provides that extra resistance when you bit down.
Mighty Fine Burgers - Produce by the ordering line
Mighty Fine Burgers - Fresh beef being formed into patties

2 comments to What I Ate: August 30, 2009 (Mighty Fine Burgers, Hatch Chile Themed Austin Food Blogger Potluck)

Erin Krenek, August 31st, 2009 at 10:40 pm:

  • Nice meeting you and Tina yesterday. Great truffles!

Michael Chu, August 31st, 2009 at 11:13 pm:

  • Thanks! Hope to see you at future events!