A small three-store burger joint in the Atlanta area, Farm Burger combines gourmet burgers and a bar in a rustic, noisy but family-friendly atmosphere. There are three locations, and I visited the one in Buckhead GA.
The menu follows a format similar to anyone who has visited Fuddruckers or other build-a-burger chains. The gimmick: know your burger. Fresh beef from grass-fed, happy cows (presumably until they became patties) that were never fed antibiotics, hormones or grain. What does that do to the taste? Well, it makes for a big, thick and juicy burger with a great non-processed taste.
I built my burger with lettuce, tomato, “house” pickles, FB sauce (a sort of spicy thousand island) and grainy mustard. For company, I added an order of onion rings and a Coke.
First to arrive was my basket of six big juicy onion rings. They come with the standard horseradish-based dipping sauce. Note the can of Coke – this is the way you get soft drinks. At first I was thinking that was kind of cheap, until the guy bringing my food asked if I wanted another. Apparently, they will give you another can if you want in lieu of refills. Nice. But a fountain drink would still have been preferred.
Shortly after the rings came the main event. Wow, look at that first impression! The burger occupied the entire basket and was a challenge to cut in half. Everything was generous, from the size of the patty to the number of pickles. And the sandwich had a great homemade taste that suggested the cook made it just for me. Which he did.
For more information, check them out at farmburger.net.