A couple of weeks back when the heavens poured down some rain we headed over to The Belvidere at Broad for dinner. A few empty tables existed. We were grateful since it had started to rain hard (and continued while we ate).
The wine list offered a variety of choices and we ordered the Flying Fish Merlot from Washington State. Decent red at a decent price.
For dinner we began with the organic white bean hummus served with red peppers, feta, kalamata olives, and house-made pita.
Neither of us are fond of chickpeas, but we both adore white beans; thus, we took a chance...and was handsomely rewarded. Smooth, almost creamy, with great flavor. Very yummy.
For an entree we were both in a burger mood although there were other tempting items such as herb roasted duck breast and ahi tuna tacos. There also several vegetarian and gluten free options. On the burger front one could choose between beef or turkey and white bean. We chose beef. The 1/2 pounder came with caramelized onions (a big plus in my book), lettuce, tomato (none for me), and house aioli on a grilled ciabatta roll. We had six different cheese choices. We both jumped on the smoked gouda. And then to top it off, added applewood smoked bacon.
oh. my. god. We had happy tastebuds. And it came with a side. I had mashed potatoes (not bad - mine are better) and hubby had sweet potato fries (also, not bad).
The burger was delicious, but big. Go hungry. Not many would have room for dessert.