We had a lot of fun at Roscoe Village Burgerfest on Sunday after Mon’s birthday dinner.
However, B and I are on a budget. Like always.
So we look for ways to save.
Obviously we didn’t want to skimp on the drinks at the fest. So we made it work by starting our Saturday night with a Burgerfest knockoff celebration in our own apartment.
I grew up on a farm. I have access to beef products pretty much whenever. Why go buy it when it can be made at home?
That’s what I thought.
Getting the burgers together was a simple process.
Mostly because I often open the refrigerator/pantry and just wing it.
1 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chipotle powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and black pepper to taste
The curly fries were made in the same fashion as a few weeks ago. Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
The smaller buns were the deciding factor to create ”sliders”. They’re totally cute that way. And I’m all about cute things.
The one challenge? We may have set the smoke alarm off at one point. This involved frantically opening the doors and windows and fanning the air around the alarm to make it stop. In front of the new neighbors. Who are of the male variety. Who happened to also be having a party at that exact time.
Sigh. I told you I was awkward.
Turns out, it was best that we ate and had a drink or two before leaving for the street fest.
It only took a whole 30 minutes before things got nutty. We were desperate to watch Rusted Root play. But after waiting 30 minutes for a beer, feeling somewhat claustrophobic, taking 20 minutes to get from one side of the street to another…
It was bad. As much as I wanted to hear “Send Me On My Way”, getting swallowed by the crowd wasn’t worth it. So we went on our way to a bar up the street.
So maybe our entire weekend spent at Roscoe Village Burgerfest wasn’t a complete win. But we still got our burgers and beer.
And that’s what matters.