Coal Burger at Scottsdale Quarter serves bloody veggie burgers

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If eating veggie burgers that look as bloody as the real thing doesn’t sound appealing to you, don’t order one at Coal Burger.

The Scottsdale Quarter eatery’s veggie burger ($7.99) looks like and has the consistency of a real rare patty, which made chowing down on it a little weird for me. If you do decide to try one, it comes with bibb lettuce, roasted red peppers and avocado on a whole-wheat bun, though you can customize it any way you’d like.

Coal Burger is a cool, quick, cheap hamburger joint where you order at the counter, and your food is delivered to your table. There are seven types of beef burgers, three chicken sandwiches and a handful of salads to choose from. Fries are extra, but one side ($2.50) is big enough to share between two people—trust me, the portion is huge!

Something uniquely cool about Coal Burger is its vintage-style soda fountain, with all the drinks made by Coal Burger. So, if you’re a diehard Coca-Cola fan, you might not be happy, but I loved my diet cola/lemonade combo.

My friend got a Green Chile Burger ($6.99 for a third-pound, $8.99 for a half-pound), and while he said he enjoyed the combination of green chile, jalapeno and provolone flavors, he was expecting whole green chiles on the burger rather than a chile paste.

I’d go here if you’re looking for an inexpensive burger in a casual setting. But if I go back, I’m trying a salad next time.