At the table with Anna

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Where to go: Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream

Address: 210 W. Main St., Carmel

What to get: Steak and egg burger

Price: $12.40

The steak and egg burger is on the secret menu at Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream in Carmel. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Anna’s take: During my visit to Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream and Carmel, I was tempted to try the Big Ugly because I am not one to turn down a challenge. However, I decided against it and ordered the steak and egg burger.

You won’t see the steak and egg burger on the menu because the restaurant has a list of specials on its “secret menu.” Servers provide it when they greet you. I went with the quarter-pound burger with elk meat, which is 75 percent leaner than beef and is higher in protein – a good choice for health-conscious eaters. It’s topped with an over-easy egg and your choice of cheese (I chose pepper jack). Lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles are served on the side. I ordered a side of jalapenos to add a little bit of kick. Get a side of the sweet potato waffle fries and ask for the marshmallow dipping sauce. It’s sort of like the fries dipped in a Frosty trend with a sweet and savory combination. The Creole mayonnaise is a good dipping sauce as well.

Bub’s also has a location in Zionsville.

Suggested pairings: A malted milkshake ($5.95 to $6.95) pairs with a burger deliciously well, and Bub’s has a long list of ice cream flavors for shake combinations.

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