Ok so maybe it’s not a war, but it definitely was a competition. I went to Farm Burger on Thursday to celebrate Food Day with my family, and also to compare them to Yeah! Burger. Here is my review.
Disclaimer: I grew up not eating beef (from the age of 5 or 6). I started eating it occasionally when I began to eat Paleo. I say all of that to say that I do eat it now, and when I do, I shoot for grass-fed beef (instead of eating cows that have been fed corn, although they are not meant to eat that). I am probably not a burger expert, but I know what I like and what I don’t like.
My mother, cousin from Buffalo and I went to the Farm Burger on W. Ponce de Leon in Decatur, Georgia. The first thing I noticed was that I felt like I was entering a…barn? Cute idea. There was a scare crow along the way to the order area, which made it feel even more farmy (made that word up). I knew I was going to order their main burger, since that is what I always get at Yeah! Burger. After debating between okra and sweet potato fries, okra won when the guy at the register explained it was a whole piece of okra. Sounds good right?
I took a seat at one of their long picnic tables, which are purposely set up so that you can potentially share that space with a stranger. Everything was down to earth, from the utensils to the “drink” station. I almost felt like I was in Portland (I love Portland by the way).
So how was the food? The burger was pretty tasty. I didn’t love the bun, but the onions were good and all in all, it was good enough for me to finish every bite. The okra was just ok. There was not a lot of flavor but there was a lot of breading. The concept was good, but the execution left me wanting more.
I did like the ambiance and the friendliness of the staff. They use glasses, another plus on the “sustainable” checklist. And their ingredients are locally sourced, so it was easy to feel warm and fuzzy about what I was eating.
As we were walking out, another family had ordered the sweet potato fries, and the smell was amazing. I instantly knew I should have ordered those instead. Maybe next time. What’s your favorite place for a local grass-fed burger? I do love to travel, so don’t hold back if you are not in Atlanta!
Drinks and papertowels
I thought this was a cute touch