Ramona Family Naturals is really flexing their culinary muscle with some amazing new food. Here’s the outstanding “Hot Rod Burger”, served every Thursday for Cruise Night, from 5-7:30 pm. This is a cheese stuffed half pound burger with caramelized onions, bacon, provolone, avocado, lettuce & tomato, truffle aioli (fancy mayonnaise) on a brioche bun. Includes a side of truffled sweet potato chips, $13.00.
First, the beef patty was just remarkable. Star of the show. The beef used here is organic, grass fed, pasture raised in the beautiful Eel River Valley in Humboldt County of Northern California. It’s an 80/20 grind which is just perfect for a good, juicy, flavorful burger.
One thing that really impressed me were these excellent fresh baked brioche buns from Ramona Country Bakery. It held together this towering hulk of a burger flawlessly without cracking or disintegrating in my hands! That’s saying something. Locally, Ramona Country Bakery sells a variety their breads at RFN and The London Bakery.
I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, eating this thing was not easy! I could not articulate my jaw nearly enough to take a normal bite. I kind of had to attack it from an angle. Somewhat cumbersome and awkward. What I can tell you is that every single component of this burger really comes through nicely in each bite. From the melted cheese, to the bacon and caramelized onions, to the avocado, etc. All of it perfect. Nothing was lost in the mix.
I’m not sure who the young lady was who made our burgers but she was super nice. She was definitely skilled in constructing this masterpiece. I certainly recommend the Hot Rod Burger to anyone who loves a fine artisan burger. Make sure you have lots of napkins or maybe a moist beach towel and plan to take two showers when you get home!