Allendale Bar & Grill
67 West Allendale Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401
"Create your own" Burger...
1/2 pound burger topped with raw white onion, sautéed mushrooms, American cheese, and bacon on a country white bun.
My burger was served a perfect medium rare and it was as juicy as all get-out. The toppings were perfect, and the bun was lightly toasted and as fresh as they come. I cut the burger in half for the sake of taking a few autopsy shots which set the juices free. There is not much to comment on when a burger is prepared, cooked, and served as perfectly as this.
It did, however, have one flaw I could not ignore. Let me first say that the meat was of an outstanding quality, tasting as if it were ground that morning.
However, I think it is entirely possible for ground hamburger meat to be "too" good. The meat, albeit extremely fresh, lacked flavor, aka, fat. The only juices were that of blood and nothing more. I missed that wonderful liquid gold that an 80\20 or better yet, a 75\25 blend would produce. Remember, in the world of burgers fat = flavor which is why this burger left my taste buds looking for just a little bit more.
With that said, this ultra-lean beauty is not to be scorned. In fact, I'm already planning on going back to sample another.
The ABG burger scores a solid 9.0\10 on the BC rating scale.