Friday, March 18, 2011
Boom Boom Burgers
The menu is simple and I think there’s something to be said for that. When I looked at the menu, I had my heart set on the BBQ Boom, but decided to go with the Boom Classic instead. The Boom Classic comes with Colby, grilled onion, BOOM sauce, and pickles for $8.00. I added bacon for an extra $2.00 and it was well worth it! First I’ll start by saying that the “BOOM sauce” should be renamed the “Boom Boom Wow Sauce!" This sauce was absolutely delicious and it was very difficult to maintain my lady-like composure and resist the urge to lick my fingers! The burgers are made fresh to order; they are not assembled. I actually watched the guys in the back making the patties by hand! The burgers are then broiled with cheese and assembled. The burger was just the right size and best of all it wasn’t dripping in grease. Boom Boom doesn't have traditional sides; instead they have seasonal fresh sides. Today's options were sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and collard greens. I chose the collard greens braised with onions and wasn’t disappointed. I'll definitely be back for more; I want to support an establishment like this that serves quality food and has a focus on fresh and local. Although it's a little more expensive that other places, it's definitely worth the extra few extra dollars for the quality of ingredients they have to offer.
Now the skinny on grass-fed beef:
Switching from grain-fed to grass-fed meat is simply returning to a diet that is most in harmony with our physiology. A major benefit of raising animals on pasture is that their products are healthier for you. Every cell and every system of our bodies will function better when we eat products from animals raised on grass. Grass-fed beef is naturally leaner than grain-fed beef. Omega 3s in beef that feed on grass is 7% of the total fat content, compared to 1% in grain-only fed beef. Grass-fed beef is loaded with other natural minerals and vitamins, plus it's a great source of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) a fat that reduces the risk of cancer, obesity, diabetes, and a number of immune disorders. Beef, in its natural grass-fed state, is a health food of the highest order.
If you live in Richmond, you’re in for a treat! Boom Boom is open Mon-Sat (11am - 9pm).