Red Robin

*This is entry# 35 for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays*

This week’s theme for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays is “Layer It Up” or “Layered”.   I’m glad I have a fresh entry to post and not a rehash. :D

For the whole month of January, Red Robin had a Kids Eat Free promotion going.  And for two consecutive Saturday evenings, we had dinner with our friends, 23-person strong the first Saturday (January 24) and 15-person strong the next (January 31).  That’s savings of over $55 the first night and over $35 the second time.

Red Robin is famous for it’s gourmet burgers.  Unlike the first Saturday we went to RR, when a number of us ordered non-burger entrees, the second time was different. 7 out of 8 of us adults had burgers.   RR is a family restaurant, by the way, which translates to noise…lots of it!  I haven’t been to Red Robin on a weekday but on weekends, the place is definitely packed.  Wait time is 45 minutes.  Not really a short wait.  It was a specially busy night on January 31st that our server even forgot to ask how we wanted our burgers cooked.  We realized how important that question was after we took our first bite.

So, where’s the “layered” food?  I’ll get to that right about now. Here are the burgers with layer upon layer of filling.

I ordered the Whiskey River Barbecue Burger, it is “basted with RR’s signature Whiskey River BBQ Sauce and lasso’d together with Cheddar cheese, crispy onion straws, lettuce, tomatoes & mayo”.

Whiskey River Barbecue Burger

I liked the buger, which was juicy and perfectly cooked even if I didn’t specifically say how I wanted it cooked.  I was disappointed with the supposedly “crispy onion straws”.  They weren’t crispy at all and they kinda got in the way when I took a bite.  They looked very different from the photo on the menu.

My pepperoni and burger lovin’ husband ordered the Sicilian Burger.  This is supposed to be a new addition to the RR menu.  It’s a “pile of pepperoni slices, Provolone cheese and balsamic-marinated tomatoes with red onions, Romaine lettuce, an olive-herb mayonnaise and served on an herbed focaccia bun.”

Sicilian Burger

Hubby was all praises for this burger, which didn’t really come as a surprise.  He only had to take out the red onions.  We both aren’t big fans of fresh onions. :D

One of my girl friends, A, ordered the Sauteed ‘Shroom Burger.  It is (supposed to be) “loaded with fresh, plump, sautéed mushrooms, a hint of garlic Parmesan butter and topped with melted Swiss”.

Sauteed ‘Shroom Burger

From among the burgers that were ordered that night, this was the burger with the least layer of fillings.  My friend found it to be a little dry.  Not until she got to the middle of her burger did she find that hint of juiciness.  She realized she needed her tomatoes and lettuce on her burger.  Haha!

Another friend, E, ordered the Royal Red Robin Burger.  RR refers to it as the aristocrat of all burgers because they “crown it with a fresh fried egg”. It is also “topped with three strips of hickory-smoked bacon, American cheese, crisp lettuce, tomatoes and mayo“.

Royal Red Robin Burger

“E” seemed to like this burger, so much so that he gave his wife, A (Ms. Sauteed Shroom Burger) a deadly stare when she suggested they exchange burgers.  Haha!  The pinkish patty saved the day for our friend.  Wifey didn’t like the undercooked burger.

My other girl friend, M, ordered the Banzai Burger.  It is “marinated in teriyaki and topped with grilled pineapple, Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo.”

Banzai Burger

Sorry, no verdict for this burger.  M was seated at the opposite end of the table so I didn’t get to interview her.  Haha!

If I may veer away from the “layered” theme now.  One friend ordered the Ensenada Chicken Platter, “two tender, juicy chicken breasts basted with a zesty Mexican blend of seasonings, charbroiled and bursting with Baja-style flavor. Served with a side salad and two dipping sauces.”

Ensenada Chicken Platter

No verdict on this entree as well.  However, I’d like to say that from among the food on our table, this is the only one that resembled the photo on the menu the closest. :)

Abby’s (free) meal was a Corn Dog and Salad combo. :)

Corn Dog and Salad from the Kids Menu

Abby finished her corn dog and ate a portion of her salad.  I tasted the salad and it was crispy good.

All burgers are served with bottomless steak fries.  If you missed RR’s “kids eat free” promo for the month of January, don’t throw a tantrum (nor your Rackmount monitor! hee hee!).  Kids can still eat for free on Tuesdays. ;)

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Anderson Arbor
13315 N US HWY 183
Austin, TX 78750-7164
Tel: 512-249-8902
Sun-Thu: 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm

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15 Responses to “Red Robin”

  1. julie says:

    These look nice, sayang, I don’t eat burgers na (as if naman nandiyan ako).

    Next to the ice cream cake I was supposed to post,I was looking at the Jollibee aloha burger (with pineapple slice) but decided to post something that you guys out there might e missing.

    Happy weekend, Weng :)


  2. Jay says:

    wow what a menu

    i admit im not into burgers bcoze im a rice or pizza or pasta monster but your pix gave me the carvings especially to that mushroom burger and Sicilian burger

    thanx for the sharing

    my entry is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
    Salamat sa pagbisita :)

    Jays last blog post..La.Pi.S # 35: LAYER eat up!


  3. thanks for the tip weng, we love RR! And E can finish up to 2 bowls of fresh salad!

    Anyhow, ang iHop I heard will also launch their free pancakes all day, for one month :))) sana matuloy lol!

    Happy lapis!

    something purples last blog post..Oreo Cheesecake (just because…)


  4. mushroomsfromhome says:

    wow! love the burgers with layered fillilngs! i can eat them all. the pictures were very good. very good idea to come up with layered fillings.


  5. FoodieJenn says:

    Wow…burger overload ito! Grabe mukhang ang sarap lahat ah? Nakakagutom!

    My entry for LaPiS’ “layered” is posted here. Have a blessed Sunday!

    FoodieJenns last blog post..Lasagna


  6. maver says:

    there is no god but the burger and we are his prophets. hehehe!


  7. iska says:

    Burger galore! Nakakagutom :-) I’ll have the BBQ burger :-)

    iskas last blog post..What If You Open a Filipino Restaurant…


  8. Zriz says:

    Oh wow those burgers are huge! I used to hate onions but now, I practically love them! hehehe

    Zrizs last blog post..Mini Neapolitan Tower Cake


  9. Pinky says:

    What a great come-on! Sulit sa amin yan, if ever – since we have 3 “gremlins” (who, by the way, would much rather have corn dogs than burgers!).

    Used to be a great fan of burgers but Keith and I have been cutting down our beef consumption ever since my “scare” last year…

    Your “burger-fest” looked so filling and yummy, nonetheless… :)

    Pinkys last blog post..LaPiS: Layer-EAT-up!


  10. Meeya says:

    see? kaya kahit hindi ako kumakain ng beef, hindi ko matalikuran ang burgers kasi… kasi ganito :D

    i miss brothers burger tuloy. meron pa ba nun? :D

    Meeyas last blog post..LaPiS34: Layered


  11. jeanny says:

    wow…nakakagutom naman. Hay nasa bahay lang ako, parang gusto ko uloy mag padeliver!

    jeannys last blog post..Birthday giveaway


  12. ces says:

    ay apir tayo jan sa onion, i always take it out of my burger too, even on pizza:), now i’ll have to google RR if meron dito malapit:) i’m sure M will love it..he is the original burger person, now my S is also so into it na rin:)

    cess last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: layer EAT up!


  13. Jescel says:

    Oh my.. that looks oh so good! Sayang we don’t have Red Robin around here in Miami…. :o)

    Jescels last blog post..Shepherd’s Pie


  14. Gmirage says:

    Humahabol ako lol. And special mention ko ang red ribbon hehe. Since walang RR dito hindi ko alam kung anong bago…naku I’d love to have all the burgers na display mo dito. Yum!


  15. RVC says:

    The Red Robin locations in Austin (Sunset Valley, Anderson Arbor, Parmer), Abilene and Amarillo are all offering the kids eat free promo for an unlimited time – all day, every day of the week.

    One free kid’s meal with each adult burger/entree item purchased. The offer applies to all kid’s 12 and under that order from the Kids’ Menu which includes options such as the Rad Robin Burger, Cheesy Mac ‘N Cheesy, Red Robinetti Spaghetti, Grilled Cheesewich, Chick Chick Chicken Fingers and more. Kids’ Meal entrees come with choice of sides that include options parents will appreciate – melon, apple slices, baby carrots with ranch dressing, mandarin orange slices or Red Robin’s famous Bottomless Steak Fries. Each Kids’ Meal also includes choice of a Bottomless Beverage of milk, lemonade or soft drink.