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I was ashamed to eat near vegetables.
I was ashamed to eat near vegetables.

On Tuesdays, Hennessey’s Tavern in Manhattan Beach offers a great special: Two-for-one burgers. As I was running late for dinner on one of these lovely Tuesday nights, I asked my girlfriend to place an order for a Western Burger with cheese. The Western Burger comes with BBQ sauce and bacon. Since she knows my dietary restrictions, I assumed I didn’t need to specify that it should come without vegetables. When I arrived, it looked like she paid no heed to my needs. On my plate, along with my burger, was a pickle, lettuce, tomato and onions. I quickly checked to make sure no pickle juice had seeped its way into my bun. Lucky for my girlfriend, it had not.

I removed the vegetables from my plate, and with their sour memory slowly dissipating, I dug in to my burger. It wasn’t half bad, which was a good thing since it was only half-priced. The only trouble was that I found it to be a little small. When I finished, I was in need of more food. I eyed the remaining french fries on the table and laid waste to them.

In the end, the burger was a great deal, and didn’t do anything wrong. Unfortunately, there was nothing particularly amazing about it and if it weren’t two-for-one on Tuesdays, I would have no other reason to go.