$30 & Under: There's nothing elusive about the tastiness of the burgers at Elusive Cow Cafe

Welcome to $30 & Under! 

No long food reviews here. Just the essentials on where to find the best local eats to blow your mind, but not your budget. Twice a month, we challenge our team of foodies to scour the town for the best bites for two under $30. This is their latest discovery.

This Week's Find: Elusive Cow Cafe

Why we love it: Located in the Historic Fairfield District of Bellevue, the Elusive Cow Cafe (perhaps named after the cow that escaped a slaughterhouse in 2002 and evaded authorities for 11 days?) has a nice mix of entrees, appetizers and a build-your-own burger that lets you choose between turkey, beef or bison. This time we chose a beef burger on a French roll with Havarti dill cheese (try it no matter what burger you get -- it added a surprisingly tasty zip) and a side of hand-cut fries ($10.75). For those looking for a healthier option, we tried the grilled chicken sandwich on a gluten-free bun (for someone who generally avoids carbs despite her love of them, this bun hit the spot!) with roasted zucchini and squash that was crisp and well seasoned ($9.75). We washed it all down with a coke and iced tea ($1.75 each), bringing our total to $25.44. We loved the quaint vibe of the restaurant, which also offers a selection of craft beer and wine. And for the hipsters out there: A Red Bike stop is located just across the street! 

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