Very rarely do I find myself in South Jersey, but on a particular adventure one Friday night to Wegman’s, we decided to stop at recently opened Cherry Hill outpost of The Farm & Fisherman. The Philly spot is a small BYOB, while this suburban destination boasts both a Tavern and Marketplace. We opted to sit at the bar since we just wanted something quick, and obviously I had to try their Colonial Burger: a blend of Wyebrook grass-fed beef and Heritage pork belly, topped with Jersey cheese and malt mayo.
While the presentation was nice, I was very disappointed. The ciabatta bun was nice and soft, but way too big for the size of the burger patty. The burger was requested medium and completely overcooked. I had hoped that the blend of beef and pork would give it a nice, succulent flavor and be really juicy, but it was totally dry and almost painful to eat without lots of mayo and ketchup. The shredded iceberg lettuce topping also seemed really awkward and too fast-food like for this venue.
I had originally wanted to try their other burger, The Industrial, which is a dry-aged brisket patty topped with cheddar cheese and onion jam, but thought the pork belly blend would be interesting. Next time, I’ll stick with my gut.
Burger Rating: “C”