Create Your Own Burger
San Diego Burger Club went to Boomerangs today. We had been there once before but we did not rate it last time, so today was Boomerangs’ day to be rated. I have to say that I did not have high expectations when I approached the restaurant from the outside and first entered. I guess that’s why they say not to judge a book by its cover though, because Boomerangs earned a B++ today and breaks into our top 10.
Boomerangs has a large menu with several burgers that are made with pre-set ingredients, and then a “create your own” burger option with a wide variety of ingredients to choose from. The “create your own” burger can be made from angus beef, buffalo, turkey, lamb, portabello, veggies, and probably other things as well. For the meat-based burgers, most of the add-on ingredients that you select will be mixed into the meat before cooking. The burgers can be ordered in a variety of sizes as well. We ordered half pound burgers and I have to say they seemed pretty big and thick for half pound burgers. Everyone enjoyed their burger and, based on the burgers alone, there were more A- ratings than B+. However, this changed when we factored in the side orders. One of our members went out on a limb (on the recommendation of the waiter) and ordered the Chili Peppered Onion Rings as a side. Mistake! I tried one and while it did have a hot kick / aftertaste to it, it tasted a lot like cardboard. Seriously — like cardboard. Fortunately for Boomerangs, they offer a wide variety of sides including (but not limited to …) Tater Tots, Steak Fries, Garlic Fries, House Mashed Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Tropical Coleslaw Salad, Corn with Cotija, Chili-Buttered Corn on the Cob, Chili Peppered Onion Rings, Onion Rings, Seasoned Rice, Mac and Cheese, Spicy Mac and Cheese, etc. We all agreed that, unlike the onion rings, the tater tots were perfectly acceptable — not as good as the tater tots at the Stuffed food truck, but good.
So Boomerangs received some B+s and an A-, which we will call a B++. Boomerangs serves some good burgers and tater tots, and reminds us why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.