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Thursday, May 10, 2012


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.

A Farmburger
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.

1 comment:

  1. 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.