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Boston Burger Firm Freak Frappes (and extra burgers!)


So, a few of chances are you’ll do not forget that Josh and Wealthy did a evaluate of Boston Burger Firm a pair years in the past. I have been going there since their opening in Somerville, so I used to be glad because the day is lengthy once they reviewed it. Since transferring to Cambridge, close to Harvard, I used to be much more excited once they opened a Harvard Sq. location on Mass Ave. I made certain I went again to re-read Josh and Wealthy’s weblog from earlier than, so I did not step on well-worn territory.

Initially, I did not go in for the burgers, I went in particularly to evaluate their new FREAK FRAPPES. However, its not like i am NOT gonna get a burger. It is also value mentioning, I’ve an issue with extremes. I are inclined to lean in direction of “this was the perfect!” or “this was the worst!” In true fat-guy vogue, I am sentimental about meals… and I feel i am usually stunned that one thing would not suck. For a fats man, meals is meant to be an alternative choice to all that love and approval you by no means get elsewhere.

Let’s begin with the Freak Frappes. Oddly, regardless of my mission of solely reviewing the drinks, I had much less to say about them. I went in excited for these, not solely due to the cool flavors, but additionally as a result of who would not love shake with their burger? What I did not know getting into, they’re alcoholic! I’ve tried two of the 4 provided Freak Frappes: The Bulleit Bourbon Blizzard (pictured above), and the Nutella Cream (pictured beneath). Firstly, I really feel like I obtained screwed over. Twice. The images I’ve seen (and ones being delivered to tables whereas I awaited my very own drink) have every kind of toppers (one being a slice of cake, what regarded like rice krispee treats, and one with MnMs?), I obtained none of that (some nilla wafers and not-quite-pirouettes). And the presentation of the Bourbon Blizzard above is considerably missing. Additionally, mine wasn’t made with Bulleit Bourbon. I used to be seated on the bar, half-watching it being made, and noticed a unique bourbon being substituted. Once I requested the bartender, she said they have been out of Bulleit. I then identified the bottle on the bar (which was with the label dealing with away). She provided to make me a second one, however I declined. Presentation apart, I liked the Bourbon Blizzard. 

Now, clearly the presentation of the Nutella Cream Frappe (Nutella, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Vanilla Ice Cream) is best executed. It was okay. It had an honest taste, however the taste of Nutella did not actually come by means of, not as a lot as I anticipated it to. It was additionally not very chilly, maybe may’ve used extra ice cream. It was thicker than the opposite one, barely, like ingesting a skinny pudding. What I’ll say for each, the booze to candy ratio was excellent. I believed that each had simply the correct quantity of alcohol coming by means of into the frappes, apparent however not overwhelming. I am assuming in a common method, all 4 Freak Frappes are basically the identical. However out of those two, the Bourbon Blizzard was higher. I want I had tried the Guinness Frappe as a substitute of the Nutella, they usually even have a “New England Mudslide” which sounded good. Despite the fact that the flavour does come by means of whilst you’re ingesting them, it is easy to overlook they’re boozy, when washing down a pleasant burger. So tread evenly, candy youngsters.

The true stars of BBC are clearly the hand-made, by no means frozen burgers. My normal staple right here is the “Killer Bee”, which is a bacon cheeseburger with onion rings stacked on high within the form of a beehive, with BBQ sauce throughout it. Within the earlier BBC evaluate, Wealthy mentions the BBQ sauce, and the way good it’s (paying homage to gold-fever wing sauce on the 99). I whole-heartedly agree, it is the perfect. I’ve additionally tried the “Inexperienced Monstah” and the “Artery Clogger” (which Josh reviewed). Now, after refreshing my reminiscence earlier than penning this, the one factor I do not agree with these guys on is the chips vs fries. I really like Boston Burger Co. chips. They’re ethereal, a bit mushy, however nonetheless crunchy. They’re particular, and an excellent aspect to the burgers. I by no means as soon as missed having fries on the aspect. I additionally am not a fan of the fries at BBC. They’re potato wedges, they usually ARE good, and have quite a lot of flavors/seasonings. It is simply not my factor, I persist with the chips. At all times. (Dipping the chips of their BBQ sauce can also be beneficial). I do want that they had some  “extra conventional” skinnier hand-cut fries, however it’s merely an afterthought.

This time round I went outdoors my “Killer Bee” field and ordered the “Porkasaurus”. This can be a burger, TOPPED with pulled pork, cheddar jack cheese and pickles. At first look, I believed it regarded a bit dry. “The place’s the sauce?” I requested. The bartender introduced me a aspect of BBQ. LUCKILY, I did not simply dump it on my burger. I wanted to be taught to belief. I attempted the burger first with no sauce, after which with a bit… and guess what, it was higher the best way they handed it to me. They know what they’re doing. It was unimaginable. The burger was cooked to perfection (at all times at BBC), and the flavour and texture of the pulled pork (which appear to be strips vs shreds) actually made this burger. All that coupled with the pile of pickles, it was perfection. (I ended up utilizing my aspect of BBQ sauce for dippin’).

Throughout my round-two go to, since I used to be attempting a unique frappe, I figured I might proceed attempting different burgers they’ve to supply. I made a decision to go together with the Mac Assault burger (which was featured on Diners, Drive-in’s and Dives… hosted by that fool who places his solar glasses on the again of his head). Mac Assault is easy, it is a burger with frickin’ macaroni and cheese on high… oh and BACON. Duh. It is nearly as if somebody mentioned “Hey you understand hamburger helper? What if we threw some bacon on high and caught it between two buns?”

At first look, it is magnificent. Stunning. A murals. They are not stingy on the mac (take a look at the photographs, are you able to even see the burger?!), which suggests the burger shouldn’t be missing within the cheese side. Love the flavour of the mac, it stole the present. Instantly I used to be forgetting all in regards to the burger, and simply wishing I had a large bowl of that mac’n’cheese. I would not assume all of the carbs would go so effectively collectively, however it actually did, no texture took away from one other and the style was good. The bacon does add some a lot wanted taste, as a result of a lot of the style is cheese (not that there is something fallacious with that!). The bacon provides steadiness. Oh, and since that is BURSTING with cheese, I really like the flavour of the “burnt” cheese that touched the grill.

If  I did have a criticism about my Mac Assault, it is that I had ordered the bacon “additional crispy” (yeah, i am excessive upkeep, cope with it). Although the bacon was adequately cooked, it was not EXTRA crispy, it was barely crispy.

However bacon is bacon and it was scrumptious, none being spared.

The ethical of the story is: Boston Burger Firm makes my favourite burgers. They’re enormous, scorching, juicy and filled with taste. It would not matter which one, you’ll depart fats and glad. I’ll undoubtedly be again to strive the opposite frappes I have not explored but, and perhaps i will work up the cajones to strive The King (Elvis) Burger, which has peanut butter and caramelized bananas on it.

*I additionally actually respect BBC as a result of they ship out emails with recipes and tips about making nice burgers at residence. None of that “it is our secret” horseshit. It is just like the proprietor was fed up with the state of burgers on this nation, and determined to bestow upon us these culinary items. And for individuals who want a bit additional assist, you’ll be able to try BurgaBox (by Boston Burger Firm) which is analogous to these mail order meal companies, however with out the chia seeds and crap like that; you get all you might want to make dope burgers in your individual kitchen. I considered ordering one so I may add it on to this evaluate, however since I stay a 10min stroll from a BBC, it wasn’t value efficient to prepare dinner my very own dinner.

Assessment by Dave James, who at present lives in Cambridge, MA… snoogans.

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