More thoughts on Bagger Dave's (Berkley, MI)
This joint has been pretty well beaten up in a previous thread, so I won't go into any detail on our experience there, except to say this place serves terrible food.
But I have a question about their claim that they serve "100% lean" ground beef. Is that possible? Can you really produce ground beef that has NO fat at all in it?
We made the mistake of going there on the night that Molly Abraham's Detroit News review was published, and ended up taking out because we didn't care to wait 45 minutes to be seated. I thought the burgers and fries were poor, and I can't really convince myself that those buns were that soggy just because they were in a paper bag for the ten minute drive back to the house. I'm a little surprised that my better half (who is much more a "foodie" then me) liked it as much as she did. A quick survey of the bar showed a very pedestrian wine selection and not much better with the beer. No mas.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says "lean" meat can have no more than ten percent fat (by weight), and "extra lean" no more than five percent.
But these policies don't apply to ground beef. In fact, the average fat content of "lean" ground beef sold in supermarkets nationwide is not 10 percent, it's 21. The average "extra lean" is not 5 percent fat, it's 17.
so if bagger dave's stating 100% lean it may be a false statement like "established 2006" and "legendary" or the have a special grind fabricated for them (which is doubtful) when they came about in Jan. 2008... but they may mean they only use lean beef and what really mean? no need to "bag" on them anymore. as gastro says "another overpriced junk food emporium" and i must agree.