Hey just cause I went out to Canada last weekend doesn’t mean I forgot about my true quest in life, to find the best burger in a small city in the middle of Utah. Ahh a truly grand destiny.
CHOM is a restaurant located just a few blocks north of Provo’s city center temple and features a potato bun in place of a normal one. Don’t ask me what the difference is because I don’t really know. It’s not the taste though. I ordered a BBQ bacon burger because it has three of my favorite words in it’s name.
First the good stuff about the burger, which is actually quite a bit. The best part of this burger was undoubtedly the BBQ sauce. It was just everything you could’ve wanted out of a BBQ sauce on a burger without overwhelming any other flavors. I also really enjoyed the use of fry sauce on this burger, even though at first I was skeptical about it since historically fry sauce has not panned out well on burgers in my mind. Like I mentioned earlier the potato bun the burger was on wasn’t really any different to me than an ordinary bun so it ended up feeling more like a gimmick than a feature in my mind. It’s not a major issue though.
Rather the major issue with the BBQ bacon burger was arguably the most important part of the burger, the actual patty. To say the least about this patty would be that it was disappointing. To elaborate further, the patty from CHOM tasted like the cheap frozen burgers you buy at the supermarket in packs of twenty or forty. It’s flavor was bland, the texture leaving many things to be desired and ultimately the patty as a whole was not enjoyable. This felt particularity bad to me since the rest of the burger was pretty spot on. It’s like everything was going so well and then just this one thing went so wrong that it derailed the whole operation. Just kinda sad really.
So to CHOM may I make a recommendation, change your beef supplier. I’m sure they’re lovely people and a pleasure to work with, but what they’re selling you isn’t up to snuff and I think that if you just make that little adjustment that makes me sad to one that makes me really really happy.
Just my thoughts though. I hope you enjoyed reading my ramblings and I hope you’re having a great day, peace out and make good choices everyone!
Current burger power ranking:
- Tommy’s Burgers Double Cheeseburger w/ Chili.
- Cubby’s Gypsy Burger
- Burger Supreme’s Golden Burger
- Five Guys Double Bacon Burger
- Classic Smash from Smashburger
- Double-Double from In-N-Out
- Pastrami Burger from JCW’s
- California Classic from Carl’s Junior
- BBQ Bacon Burger from CHOM