140 Hamburg TurnpikeWayne, NJ 07470
Two 4 oz. burger patties (1/3 blend of chuck, brisket & short rib), American cheese, lettuce, raw onion, signature sauce, on a potato bun.
My son-in-law told me of a new fast-casual burger restaurant opening in my town, and when I heard it was right up the street from me I was a bit embarrassed by the fact that I knew nothing about it. A fast-casual restaurant serving awesome burgers opens at the former sight of Brother Bruno Pizza, and I didn't know a thing about it?
Momma's Boy is without a doubt my new favorite local burger joint. Paul Skiadas, the proprietor, is a good guy who's very proud of his food. Rightfully so, Paul.
I ordered a double cheeseburger after my son-in-law told me the burger patties were 4 oz.; a single wouldn't have done it for a guy my size. And with the exception of the burger being cooked a tad too long, this baby hit the high note in every category of my rating scale. The first half of the burger was awesome, but it was so piping hot it cooked itself to a medium-well before I could finish it.
For those of you that read my blog, you know my pet peeve is placing toppings on the bottom of a burger. It's just not right; they're called "toppings" for a reason... but I'm not going to go on about it (again). The majority of us have been eating toppings on the top our entire lives, so I just don't have a clue as to why the trend is leaning the other way. For what it's worth, I am vehemently opposed.
With that said, the toppings were all fresh and crisp, the potato bun was like cotton, and oddly enough, one of the stand-out flavors for me was the signature sauce. It was simply delicious and everything I hope for in a burger sauce. It is quite similar to Big Mac sauce, and I mean that in the most complimentary way possible. I'm so used to yawning when sampling a new burger sauce that this one really caught me by surprise.
One more thing – I have to mention my screwup. I didn't order the flat top hot dog which is split down the middle and grilled flat side down. Nor did I order a fresh, hot doughnut. What a dope. I saw a hot dog coming off the grill and it looked outrageous. Finally, someone is cooking hot dogs old-school style. It's definitely on my list for round 2.
Not much to comment on when the burgers are this good – they're doing great things at Momma's Boy. Thanks Mr. Paul, I'll be back soon.
Paul and his Momma's Boy burgers rate a 10\10 on the BC rating scale.