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Exploring the menu at Acme Burger

Larkin Bowie
The burgers lined up

Stepping into Acme Burger, you are immediately struck by a sense of community and comfort. Although the space may be small, it is utilized and decorated excellently, which creates a welcoming atmosphere. With outdoor seating available at the burger joint, you can enjoy your meal in the fresh air. Although it is located in Sonoma, there are rumors of an Acme opening in Marin. This piqued my interest, so I decided to visit the small burger joint.

To start, I went for the most popular item, the Acme Burger. This burger was a good quality, basic burger. It was moist, although in some parts, the beef was a bit dry and greasy. The bun was not the best quality. It was almost soggy and did not add much to the burger itself. I felt that the sauce really completed the burger. It added a delightful and unexpected tanginess that perfectly complemented the savory flavors of the burger. Its smooth texture and mild yet savory flavor were perfectly balanced and the generous amount of sauce added a delightful contrast to each bite. Overall, I would give this burger a 7/10. 

Next up was the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burger, which quickly became one of my top picks. The chicken was perfectly crispy yet light. While the seasoning was on the saltier side, it stopped just short of being overwhelming. However, the bun could have been of better quality because it failed to complement the flavors of the burger as well as it could have. Although I found myself wishing for a more generous portion of it to balance out the saltiness of the chicken, the tangy sauce provided a much-needed flavor boost. Ultimately, the quality of the chicken made up for any shortcomings, earning this burger an 8.5/10. I would highly recommend giving it a try.

The next item up on the menu was the fries. I tried both their shoestring fries and famous truffle fries. Both fries had a great texture. They were crunchy on the outside and soft and pillowy on the inside. The first bite offered a satisfying crunch that led to a light and airy yet substantial flavor. However, the flavor of the fries was slightly underwhelming. They were a bit plain for my taste and the flavor of the truffle fries lacked the depth I was expecting. Although the sprinkling of cheese on top did little to enhance the flavor, the garlic notes were consistent and provided a pleasant, mild taste. While the texture of the fries was on point, the flavor fell slightly short of my expectations. so I ended up giving the fries an eight point five out of 10.

Lastly, I had to try the milkshakes. I got the classics: vanilla and chocolate. However, they do also offer an orange flavor seasonally. Although I often prefer vanilla shakes to chocolate, I thought that the chocolate shake was much better. The chocolate shake was rich while the vanilla tasted more artificial. The density of both milkshakes were a bit too thin for my taste but the chocolate shake had a bit of a thicker consistency. Overall, I gave the chocolate milkshake an eight out of 10 and the vanilla shake a slightly lower rating of six point five out of 10. Although the chocolate shake could have been better, I felt that it rounded my meal out nicely.

In conclusion, my experience at Acme Burger was a positive experience. Even though there were some areas for improvement, this restaurant is a great place to go to for something fast, but local. The service is friendly and efficient and the prices are reasonable for the quality of the food. 

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Larkin Bowie
Larkin Bowie, Review Editor
Larkin Bowie is a sophomore at San Domenico and a contributor to The Panther Press. She enjoys baking and hanging out with friends.

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