Friday is burger day at Whisk, and the specimen here is a beauty: a fat hunk of fresh, grass-fed ground beef adorned with a different creative guise each week. Alongside are Whisk's "brown bag fingerling potato chips," papery slices fried in peanut oil and punctuated with Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper. If these don't come with your meal, try them à la carte.
The burger costs $13.95, but excepting daily specials, other sandwiches are all under $10, sides and apps less than $6, entrée salads $11 to $14, and main course plates $12 to $18 (dinner specials tend to run a bit more). Cans of soda are just a buck; other beverages, served in mason jars, include homemade iced tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and a combo of the two (known as an Arnold Palmer).
Among the dessert choices most days are cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and blondies — fresh, not too sweet, and recommendable. Do not, however, bypass the key lime pie, one of the finest we've had in a long, long time. The thin, fresh graham crust was just firm enough; the glossy condensed-milk custard impeccably balanced with tart key lime flavor; and the topping not an ostentatious crown of meringue, but a puff of whipped cream cradling a ripe halved blackberry — like the proverbial cherry capping the treat that is lunch at Whisk.