The folks at The River and Rail, the new restaurant in the old Lipes Pharmacy building in South Roanoke, are trying to create a little buzz with a “secret burger” that isn’t on the menu and can only be ordered at the bar.
They must not want it to be TOO much of a secret, though, because I got an email from their publicist about it last week. The description sounds pretty yummy: 8 oz. of grass-fed beef from Broadview Ranch, lettuce, onion, (tomatoes to be served when the season goes into full swing), housemade ketchup, housemade pickles, and housemade fries served on a Bread Craft bun. The burger costs $14.
If you want one of these gourmet burgers, you’ll have to belly up to that lovely concrete bar at The River and Rail. While you’re at it, I’d suggest washing it down with a cold beer. But that’s just me.