By Maurice Garland (@Maurice_Garland)
A burger battle has been brewing in Atlanta over the last couple of years as new burger boutiques have been popping up on different sides of town, sometimes right down the street from each other. Farm Burger is one of the newer armies to join the fight and they have been making a name for themselves by selling patties made from “grassfed” cows. (Kind of makes you wonder what these other burger joints are selling).
This wasn’t my first time here, but it had been a while since my last visit. I live in the heart of the city and this spot is more on the Eastside of things. The trip is worth it over the summer, but in the winter...eh, not as much.
Bacon & Ranch Save the DayChicken Burger
While it wasn’t bad, its probably not anything I’d recommend. Eating this burger made it obvious that beef is Farm Burger’s specialty and they should probably stick to that. The patty didn’t taste like it had any seasoning and any flavor it does have, would be drowned out by whatever condiment is on it. To its credit though, it does stay consistent with Farm’s ability to make burgers that will fill you up, without making you feel full.
Farm Burger: The Pickin' Burgers Index
Price: 4 ($8).
Convenience: 1 (A one-of-one, none before it...not sure if there’s more to come.)
Taste: 6 (This particular combination of toppings looked and tasted average. But, you can come look at their choices and make a more colorful concoction.)
Total: 11 (out of 20).
The Pickin' Burgers Index explained:
Taste is ranked on a 10-point scale, and is entirely subjective, entirely at each individual reviewer's discretion.
Price and Convenience are objective measurements on a 5-point scale. For Price, a "5" is given to burgers costing less than $2.50, a "4" to burgers costing $2.50 to $10, with a point drop for each subsequent $5 price increase (a "3" for $10-$15, a "2" for $15-$20, etc., to a "1" for $20+).
For Convenience, a "5" is awarded to burgers served at over 1000 locations, a "4" to burgers served at 100-1000 locations in more than 30 states, a "3" to burgers served at 10-100 locations in more than one state, a "2" to burgers served at more than one location in a city or region, and a "1" to burgers served at one location.