Friday, March 3, 2017

Boston, MA Edition: Tasty Burger

Tasty BurgerBoston's favorite burger joint is a no-frills, beer-serving, late-night piece of deliciousness. Tasty Burger has a few different locations throughout the city, and we made it a point to stop at one nearby before I headed out of town.

Tasty Burger
Born behind Fenway Park in Boston, Tasty Burger instantly became one of Boston’s favorite neighborhood Burger joints. Tasty Burger represents the fruition of our goal to create a Modern Fast Food Burger restaurant with the old school sensibilities of the great early places that created the genre. We took a look back in time to the late forties and fifties to study the process, energy and enthusiasm that made the humble hamburger America’s favorite food. We studied hard in our attempt to give this national sandwich a Boston relevance and vernacular. 
In the process we learned to love the burger world and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives it. Our Mission is to create a fresh flavorful flat patty burger, made from the finest all natural American beef. We have visited the pastures of family ranches where our cattle graze to get a first hand understanding of where great beef comes from. Our all natural beef meets HFAC third party review standards at all stages and is NEVER given any growth hormones or antibiotics. The steer are grass fed and finished on a 100% grass and grain diet, for an uniquely savory steak flavor. We apply this same level of care to our homemade Buns made in the old Sunbeam Bread factory, from scratch sauces, proprietary Hot Dogs made locally and all of our fresh daily ingredients. All this with the goal in mind of offering a complete menu with similar options and price point to the most familiar fast food places, but prepared with a more individual attention to quality ingredients. We wish to operate with professionalism, focus on details and quality at a fair price (Tasty Burger).
Tasty BurgerTasty Burger has a few menu items - the 1/3 lb. certified all natural beef burgers, the "sack of 5 burgers," crispy chicken sandwiches, all beef dogs, salads and side items like nuggets, onion rings, french fries and tater tots.

Tasty BurgerThe location we went to had an upstairs that looked like a retro diner, and then a darker downstairs that had games -- and served alcohol. Clearly, that's where we headed. The tables were stocked with Tasty Fry Seasoning and Spicy Tomato Ketchup - neither of which I was impressed with. The seasoning had some cinnamon and brown sugar, and the ketchup had a little zip.

Tasty BurgerI ordered "The Big Tasty," which came with cheese, lettuce, pickle, red onion, tomato, and Tasty sauce. I also got an order of the tater tots, which are "deep fried, grated potato." The burger was pretty good. I liked the toppings, and there was plenty of cheese. I wish the burger had a touch more seasoning; a bit more flavor. But, not bad.

Tasty BurgerThe tots were good. Definitely on the greasier side, but a nice thick crunch to them was certainly satisfying. Overall, a pretty decent burger joint. Not the best I've ever had, but a solid contender.

Grade: B
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