August 6, 2012 by Aaron Barksdale
Williamsburg may seem like an unlikely place for a culinary expedition, but there are same places here to find something delicious and unexpected to eat. One great option for students who are eating on a budget is half priced burger night at the Green Leafe Café. Affectionately known as the “Leafe” by W&M students and Williamsburg residents, The Green Leafe Café has been a staple for tasty food and drink for members of the Tribe and locals since 1974. Their gourmet burgers are a luxurious indulgence, like most of their menu, and yet the low price allows you to feel even better about giving in to your appetite. Every Monday night they showcase these delicious burgers by offering a fifty percent discount including a side of their amazing battered fries. When you order a traditional Green Leafe Burger you can expect certified Angus beef with all the customizable fixings: lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. However, there are more options if you’re looking for more variety.
The Bacon Cheddar Burger, with the aforementioned toppings and honey mustard, is always my go-to choice on the menu. If you like a bit of a sweet-spicy flavor then you have to try the Bottle Cap BBQ Burger. It has a savory citrus chipotle BBQ sauce and red hot jalapeno slices; it’s definitely a kick of flavor. Another flavorful choice is the Alpine Burger, which has melted Swiss cheese and one of my favorite toppings: sautéed mushrooms. For the fancy cheese connoisseurs taste the Black & Bleu deliciously seasoned with Gorgonzola cheese. There’s even an option for vegetarians; Annie’s Blackbean is a mouthwatering meal for vegetarians or meat eaters.
The Leafe also has a trivia that follows the deal on the burger entrées, so stick around after the meal to pick your brain in a few random categories! So now you know where to spend your Monday evenings; starting at 7pm be there, or be hungry!