Farm Burger

Life is full of great and monumental questions;  What is the meaning of life?  What happens after we die?  Who let the dogs out?  Who you gonna call?  Wherefore art thou Romeo?  What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?  Not the least of these questions being, who makes the best burger in Atlanta?

Sadly, we may never know the answers to some of these questions, but that shouldn’t prevent us from trying.  Recently, I did some more grueling research into determining the answer of the final question at Farm Burger.

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Farm Burger service counter

I have been to Farm Burger enough times to be able try most of their menu, from the classic No.1 The FB (aged Vermont white cheddar, caramelized onions, and FB sauce) to their Market Salad, which changes based on what’s available and in season.  Farm Burger prides itself on being all natural, farm to table, and seasonal while catering to carnivores and herbivores alike.

If you don’t eat beef, there’s a chicken burger.  If you don’t eat meat, there’s a veggie quinoa burger.  If you don’t eat pseudocereals, there’s salad.  [Points randomly into the crowd] you get a burger, and You get a burger, and YOU get a burger!  EVERYBODY GETS A BURGER!!!

At Farm Burger, you order at the front counter, are assigned a number to place on your table, and your food will be brought to you at either the large communal tables or the smaller personal tables.  But don’t be afraid, eating with strangers (the preferred term is “new friends”) can be fun!

On my latest visit to Farm Burger, I decided to flex my creativity a bit with their build your own burger lunch special (comes with fries and a drink).  What I ended up with was a 100% grass-fed, dry aged beef burger with Wisconsin cheddar, roasted garlic, thin sliced red onion, house pickles, Duke’s mayo, and a sunny side fried egg on top.

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100% grass-fed, dry aged beef burger, with Wisconsin cheddar, roasted garlic, thin sliced red onion, house pickles, Duke’s mayo, and a sunny side fried egg.  Served with fries and an ice cold Coca-Cola.

While I understand that this may not be everyone’s preferred flavor combo for a burger, I will say that the main takeaway for me was that I was able to taste each individual ingredient in the burger (I will also say that it was a surprisingly delicious flavor combo, and that my build-a-burger consulting services are available for a small fee of french fries).

The beef was cooked well and was still juicy and flavorful.  The sunny egg dripped over my crispy fries (pro move) to make an eggy dipping sauce.  The pickles and onions provided enough acid to cut through the fattiness of the beef, cheese, and egg yolk.  And the roasted garlic was an interesting and unique surprise.

Alas, Farm Burger may not be the best burger in Atlanta, but it is definitely not NOT the best burger in Atlanta.  If you’re craving a great burger, you can’t do much better than heading over to Farm Burger and trying one of theirs or making your own!

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