- Griffin Swartzell
- Mountain Mama Natural Foods' artichoke burger.
We double down on artichoke, getting the on-special artichoke burger and the artichoke chicken panini, both $8.75. The latter comes with chicken, spinach, caramelized onions, artichoke cream cheese, and tomato, all on sourdough. We ditch the tomato for allergy reasons, but a dash or two of table-side hot sauce compensates for lost acidity. Everything’s in balance, and that cream cheese packs a stunning garlic punch. The artichoke burger anchors on a soft, creamy veg patty that doesn’t pretend to be meat. With spinach, tomato and plentiful caramelized onion, it’s a treat on a tender bun.