I'd heard rave reviews about the burgers at Powerhouse and was glad to finally have a chance to give one a try. At $9.50 per burger, with no sides included, it's a fairly expensive sandwich. It was good but not worthy of the premium price. If chips of fries had been included in this price, it would have been easier to accept. A small order of French fries is $2.75 and it was a small portion. The total bill for two burgers, one small order of fries and one diet coke was $30.95. That was lunch for me and the teen daughter. If I'd ordered a beer or a glass of wine, the meal would have pushed $40. Imagine the tab if the hubby and a few additional kids were with me? The burger does come with a slice of tomato, onions and lettuce. I asked if the onion could be grilled and was told it could. $1 was added to our final tab for grilling the onion. When I questioned the additional charge for grilling the onion, the server did remove the charge, which was appreciated. It was a beautiful day, so we sat outside at communal picnic tables on the casual patio. The restaurant has a fun, youthful ambience and we loved the bike shop/eatery combo. There's a terrific selection of beers and it's a great place to stop for a cold one after a long bike ride. Powerhouse does offer gluten-free beer, so cheers to them for that nice touch. But this isn't a good place to eat if you're gluten free as a burger without the bun is about the only gluten-free food option.
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December 14, 2012
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Thanks for the review. I am glad you made it to the powerhouse. I just wanted to let you know that we have added Gluten free buns. Unfortunately, they are a little expensive. Now almost everything on our menu is available in gluten free version. I am sorry that you dont see the value in our products. Everything in our kitchen is made from scratch, from the hand patted hamburgers with homemade ketchup to the fresh dipped corndog smothered in Kobe beef chili. We strive to offer the best food made from organic and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. These ingredients are expensive! Sadly we must pass these costs along to you the consumer. Lastly, I think that there may be some confusion regarding your bill. I just rang up 2 burgers a small fry and a diet coke. The bill was $25.95 including tax. I doubt you still have your reciept but stop by the next time your in town and we will make it right. Thanks again for your review
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