Remember when I had a Wahlberg hangover?
I gave high praised to Chef Paul Wahlberg, forgave Marky Mark for the Funky Bunch, and asked Donnie to call me (he never did). Oh and my friends and I had a spectacular meal at Alma Nove in Hingham.
Last week we ventured out to Hingham again to try the much anticipated Wahlburgers.
This burger joint has gotten a lot of press (E’s headline: Donnie and Mark Wahlberg Serve Up Fresh Meat) and I was really excited to try it because I loved the food at Alma Nove, so I was looking forward to trying more of the chef’s creations.
But back to the burger…
The 5 oz. burger was topped with American cheese and served with “wahl sauce” plus lettuce, tomato, house made dill pickles, and onion. A classic right? And it tasted like a true classic burger too: the burger was meaty and juicy, giving a perfect bite with the soft bun and crisp veggies.
This was one of the specialty burgers (it was called Our Burger and marked with “Paul’s choice”). The other specialty burgers were the Thanksgiving Burger (Mark’s choice) and the BBQ Bacon Burger (Donne’s choice). Paul’s choice was FLAWLESS.
I really, really liked the Stray Dog – it had brown mustard, sriracha sauce and house made smoked tomato salsa. The smoky tomatoes paired nicely with the spicy sriracha sauce. I am not sure what to get next time: the burger or the hot dog? And yes, there will definitely be a next time. I still want to try the frappes!
Overall, Wahlburgers is a very pleasant experience. While the restaurant feels a little bit like a shrine to Mark and Donnie (I’m not complaining, I have my own shrine at home. Just kidding! Mom, I don’t, I really don’t), it has that comfy, welcoming quality that makes everyone feel at home. It is a great place for an easy, low-key dinner. And most importantly, the burger was really good! Or as I like to sing say, it was the right stuff…
Have you been to a celebrity-owned restaurant?