just a kid writing about burgers

A Thoroughbred Burger: Silks Restaurant at Bulle Rock, HDG

I had lunch at Silks Restaurant at Bulle Rock golf course with Mom and Dad… and, of course, I ordered the burger.

The Bulle Rock Burger is a 1/2 lb Angus beef patty served on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato, onion and cheddar cheese.

The golf course is located outside of Havre de Grace, Maryland and it is named after Bulle Rock – the first Thoroughbred horse in the American colonies. There are lots of fancy houses near the golf course in roads that are named after famous horses.

Mom was with us, so she made Dad order a salad (ha, ha!). He had a Caesar salad which I think is disgusting because of the anchovies they put in Caesar salad dressing. Mom had Ahi tuna which was “pan seared” meaning it was still pink in the middle.

Ahi tuna is the cause of many, many arguments in our house. Mom insists that “ahi” is a legal word in Scrabble and Words With Friends, but Dad insists that “Ahi” is a proper noun and it cannot be played. This is an argument that becomes boring after the 100th or 200th time. Parents!

I ordered my burger “medium well” which is exactly how I want my burgers. I am glad that it came with cheddar cheese, because only having American cheese gets a bit boring. THERE WAS NO MAYONNAISE ON THIS BURGER WHICH IS EXACTLY HOW THINGS SHOULD BE IN AMERICA. The burger patty is made from Angus beef. Angus beef is beef that comes from cows which are at least 51% Aberdeen Angus. I do not know how you can really tell the difference once it has been ground up into hamburger meat. But it tasted good.

Dear Aberdeen Angus Cows, Thank you for the ground meat. Your sacrifice made delicious burgers. Yours sincerely, Ethan.

I award this burger a score of 7.5 out of 10. The patty was cooked just right and it had plenty of juices trapped inside. It could have scored higher (8 or 8.5) if the toppings had been better. You can see from the photo that the burger really needed a second slice of cheese (or three… or four…) and the lettuce did not cover the bun. An option to add bacon would have been nice.

Mom and Dad are thinking about hiring Bulle Rock for the reception dinner after my bar mitzvah in 2014. I think it might be a nice idea to have burger sliders as one of the appetizers. Of course those will have to be plain hamburgers – not cheeseburgers and definitely not bacon cheeseburgers (ha, ha!). I really want to have something involving burgers included in my bar mitzvah.

If you are in the Harford County area I would recommend visiting the Silks Restaurant because it has great views over the golf course and you can see the Chesapeake Bay in the distance. The view might add another point to the burger’s score 🙂


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