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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Boom Burger, Mahwah, NJ

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Where: Boom Burger, Mahwah, NJ
What: Boom Burger
Build: 2 Fresh ground burgers, American cheese, tomato, lettuce, pickles, "Boom sauce".
Comment: This was my second trip to Boom Burger, 1st time at the Mahwah location. I went with a colleague from work and ordered the namesake Boom Burger. My colleague ordered the All American Cheeseburger (minus onion) which is pretty much their standard or should I say, "non-stuffed" CB. We also ordered zucchini sticks which come with a "just right" portion of Parmesan cheese sprinkled over them and a side of "Boom sauce". After expecting a garden variety out-of-the-freezer and into-the-fryer appy, we were pleasantly surprised to be served what appeared to be homemade zucchini sticks. They were cut into  full 1/2 inch squares, approximately 4 to 5 inches long. They were fresh and hot, not greasy and perfectly seasoned - we were off to a great start. One strange twist: I, for the life of me could not understand our waitress when she spoke. She was very young and had such a subtle voice we had to crane our necks to hear her - and she's the first person I've met in about 30 + years that actually mumbled. I glanced at my colleague to see if she was understanding anything and she was politely giving the obligatory head nods that one would have to perform when patronizing someone in a foreign country. After the waitress left the table we had a good laugh over wondering what it was we had just agreed to order. Anyhow, she was very nice and our order did come out correct - except for one thing - we were never asked what temperature we'd like our burgers cooked and I was so excited to get my second cheese-stuffed burger I forgot to ask. Soooo, our burgers were both cooked well. This was a major bummer  : (   as we both enjoy a medium/rare temp. Should we have made it known what temp we wanted? absolutely, but hey, we're the customer here and I can't help but think we should have been asked. Either way, the Boom folks are onto something here, they just need to stay on top of these subtle little ordering points that mean so much to burger loving New Jerseyans. (New Jerseyites?) This would have been a 10/10 if not for the doneness of the burgers so I'm giving it a 9/10. 
Also, I have to mention how key the pickles are on this particular burger... they add just the right amount of tartness which cuts all the creaminess that is oozing everywhere - they really create a great contrast in flavors. And did I mention the cheese is to die for? It is. And last but not least, check out that heavily seeded bun... freakin' love it. 

ps, I apologize for taking nothing but close-ups shots of the burger... if you could've smelled it, you would've been in a hurry to eat it too...


  1. Burgers and fries Uncle Gilly!

    1. You da best Emma. I'm tryin' my best to get us a new flat grill for this summer - keep you fingers crossed!!


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