I'm a little suspicious of certain buzzwords
on menus. When words like "hormone-free" show up in prominent advertising for a product, it's a direct appeal to the consumer's moral compass as a diversion from the palate. Farm Burger
in Decatur, GA, is one of those burger joints that prominently describe their products along these conscientious lines.
I have to give them credit, though. Unlike the contradiction laden practices of Jerry Built Burgers
, Farmburger utilizes relatively few throwaway service items - sodas are served on real glassware (free refills on draft root beer is a major plus), and most items are simply served on a sheet of compostable paper. But how was the food?
|The juicy pink of medium rare.|
They had my attention when they agreed to cook the burgers medium rare. And they came out deliciously so, nicely seasoned. No muss, no fuss, just good burgers. It's really a simple bar to hit, but a lot of places can't seem to just do that. A couple of notable sides are bonuses.
|Chips and dip. In this case, the sour cream dip came with a topping of caramelized onions. Genius. |
|Fried pickles came with a horseradish dipping sauce and were batter fried in almost a tempura-like light crispy batter rather than crumb crusted. Very good. |
All told, I enjoyed the meal at Farmburger, and encourage a visit. I don't think the "hormone-free, locally sourced" buzzword stuff are key to the product, but regardless, they make a good burger.
It is nice to see the fried pickles cut length-wise into wedges. Katz implements such a cut on their fried pickles, however they unfortunately do not fry theirs with tempura batter. The fried pickles look delicious.ReplyDelete