There’s a new restaurant in town. Boom Burger. Apparently you can check it out on foursquare but the don’t have a website or a facebook page. I read it about earlier this week on this food blog being written by an American in Sofia. Based solely on the pictures, I decided that I must go and that I must go sooner rather than later.
Yep I read about the hamburger joint on the 12th of June and one day later I was there. Eating a hamburger.
Actually, to be more precise I started out ooo-ing and ahh-ing over how cute the restaurant interior is. Then I moved on to drooling over the menu. Next I ogled some Heinz ketchup and French’s yellow mustard before nibbling at the some french fries and then I shoved a really delicious hamburger in my face.
It was an amazing experience.
I spent the whole time thinking to myself: it’s like I’m in America, reading a Bulgarian menu, in America. Then I ordered my hamburger in Bulgarian. It was an odd wonderful moment.
So wonderful that I didn’t even care when my hamburger came a little rarer then I’d have liked it. Well maybe a lot rarer than I’d have liked–mine was more than just a little pink but A’s hamburger had only a hint of pink. Then again I am kind of picky about these things. After all I’m more or less a vegetarian at home when left to my own devices. Note to self: next time get it cooked longer.
I know that I just wrote a pretty glowing review of the hamburger at Brown’s Bakery in September/October but these hamburgers blow the Brown burger out of the water. Also, Brown’s Bakery in Mladost is no more. It’s been replaced by a Don Domat.
Now here is what’s great about Boom Burger. They aren’t trying to do too much. Their menu fits onto one page. They have five burgers on the menu. A classic hamburger, a cheese burger, a Boom burger with bacon, a chicken burger and a veggie burger. They serve fries and onion rings. There are even salads on the menu–not that I am going to a hamburger restaurant to have a salad but it’s a nice nod to health. Oh and they serve beef steaks as well.
They make a thick juicy hamburger patty. The buns are light and airy with a little bite. The hamburgers are served with pickles on the side as well as real American condiments. They even have Cholula hot sauce. That’s crazy. I’ve never seen this stuff in Bulgaria before.
I am not really sure what the deal is with this restaurant or who owns it but they’ve got the American hamburger down. They also have good service and a clean bright interior with full ceiling to floor glass doors that can slide open in good weather.
We had two hamburgers, french fries and beer and the total was less than 30 leva. So it’s not cheap but it’s good. Really good. In fact I’m already plotting a return visit.
What if you want to go too? Well, you should. Boom is off of Vitosha Street at #15 on Kurnigradska. Hint, hint, that’s the same street Murphy’s the Irish pub is on as well as Paradise Garage one of my all time favorite shops in Sofia.