Here’s a potentially loaded question: at what point does a “juicy hamburger” become a “greasy hamburger”?
James and I have explored this fine line many times in our gustatory gambles on the island of Maui. We’re both fans of the juicy hamburger, and have strong opinions about what makes a good one.
The other night we sampled the $5 Fat Boy Burger at the eponymous Fat Boy Burger in South Kihei (it’s where that fish shack used to be, next to Starbucks in the Kukui Mall).
Our first impression was good. The burger was thick and juicy. The sweet potato fries we ordered were crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and well seasoned.
We ate in relatively happy silence, cleared our trays, and went back to the car. The plan had been to stop in the new Ono Gelato (in Azeka Mall on S. Kihei Road in Kihei) and get some dessert … but as we sat down we realized we had to change our plans.
We were suddenly very, very full. Uncomfortably so. We’d mistaken the juice for grease – perhaps it was the dark ambiance (we ate after sunset).
We’re still in research mode on Fat Boy Burger – which is owned and operated by the decent Fat Daddy’s BBQ – but so far our advice is this: for $8 burgers sans french fries, you can do better elsewhere (think Tommy Bahama’s or Longhi’s at lunch). For the current $5 price promotion on the Fat Boy Burger, we give a nod of approval.
Have you eaten here yet? What say you?