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Uburger --recent thoughts


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Uburger --recent thoughts

twentyoystahs | Mar 29, 2007 12:48 PM

I was craving a burger and fries at lunch today so I hit up my favorite fast-food burger joint in Boston, Uburger. I know the merits of a "uburger" have been debated quite a bit on this board, and I think today sort of solidified my opinions on this spot. As I've stated before, the crispy, piping hot, hand-cut fries are excellent here, and certainly worth a visit on their own. The burger is tasty, but tasty more in the vein of a really good "fast-food burger" vs a "premium burger" tasty....does that make sense? [though still, not yet ready to stand up to an In N Out burger] The flat patty had a solid beefy flavor, and certainly was ok-tasting, but there was no discernable juicyness at all --certainly due to the fact that they cook those li'l patties to a solid well done.....there wasn't a trace of pink in my burger. The bun was good, the fries, again --no question they are indeed the highlight of the meal..... A combo special --just a plain cheeseburger with fries and drink was $7 and change...and it more than satisfied me. But here's the thing. As I drove away from Uburger and made that Uturn going the other way on Comm Ave,...I passed Eastern Standard and had a fleeting thought --why didn't I just go here for lunch? It would have cost me a few bucks more, for sure.....but no doubt, for a much better burger.....the fries, however, might be negligible....they're delicious at both places.... When I got back to the office, I did some quick research --$12 for a burger at Eastern, with tip, you're looking at a little over double the cost of Uburger a sizeable difference....My verdict --.these are both worthy destinations --it really just depends what you're looking for...a quick trip where you can be in and out in 15 minutes and have a fairly satisfying meal....or a tasty premium burger you can sit down, savor, and spend the time to truly enjoy....since I eat burgers so rarely, I'm thinking next time I might be leaning more toward the latter, but I can appreciate the void a place like Uburger fills......

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