Another $2 Burger…Kinda

Everyone was so excited when McCormick and Schmick’s opened… especially jazzed about the offer of a $2 hamburger and fries during Happy Hour. Who wouldn’t like that deal? Well, now there competition from another upscale Sacramento eatery that offers a $2 burger during Happy Hour…kinda.

I was at Mason’s last week for happy hour and they have tons of reasonably priced (and only reasonably tasty) appetizers…spinach and crab dip, crab cream cheese wontons, potstickes, lettuce cups…all for $3. There are also plenty of wines and cocktails for $5 or less.

Then there’s a BIG KOBE BEEF burger for $8…you get a huge burger, fries, and all the fixings for $8. Here’s the curious thing on the menu…the side of fries alone is $6-a little pricey even if there is some gloppy mayo thing on the side. So, TECHNICALLY, the burger costs $2-you got it?

It doesn’t make much sense to me and I thought it was funny and just weird enough to share with you all (I told you I’d be blogging about bad Midtown restaurants…and PS, the waitress was rude).

4 Comments so far

  1. wburg (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 5:50 pm

    yeah, but the McCormick & Schmick’s $2 happy-hour burger comes with fries. An $8 burger and fries can be had any number of places in town–33rd Street Bistro comes to mind.


  2. Amanda (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    It was actually a joke…not that it was a great deal, but that the pricing was kinda screwy…the fries that accompanied the burger at McCormick and Scmicks were GROSS when I went there…plus there’s a two-drink minimum…not good for us lightweights!


  3. wburg (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    They don’t enforce the two-drink minimum. Last time I went there I got a coffee and my wife got a club soda, and they even gave us free refills. Of course, we did tip the waitress $10 on an $8 tab. The fries were just fine.


  4. wburg (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

    They don’t enforce the two-drink minimum. Last time I went there for the happy hour I got a coffee and my wife got a club soda, and they even gave us free refills. Of course, we did tip the waitress $10 on an $8 tab. The fries were just fine.



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