Tasty Tuesday: Farmburguesa

Farm to table burgers with a little Colombian twist

ROANOKE, Va. – There's been a lot of appeal surrounding farm-to-table restaurants in recent years. Jimmy Delgado, co-owner of Farmburguesa, breaks it down in two ways.

First, you know what you're putting into your body. Secondly, you're keeping things local and helping your local business owners. 

Take that comraderie, add a little Colombian flare, and you've got Farmburguesa. In a little over a year, this cozy, 13-seat restaurant has risen to success in the Roanoke Valley.

The Colombiana, a sweet, savory burger, is part of that success story. You get a thinly-pressed burger, bacon, grilled onion, green tomato, cheese, pineapple sauce, pink sauce, garlic sauce and crushed potato chips. 

Delgado tells us that at first, "A lot of people were very skeptical about pineapple on a burger. After you taste it and all of those flavors are combined, it makes a wonderful burger."

If you want to take the healthier route, the Santa Fe is a really nice veggie burger. (My wife loves that one.)

Business is booming, which has the Farmburguesa crew adding a location in Grandin (hopefully by December).

"The difference between that location and this location is that it's going to be a little bit bigger," Delgado said before letting out a big laugh.

The new joint will have more seats to offer; 34 to be exact.

They're also adding beer, wine and a few other items that have yet to be publicized; all with the hope of getting the same praise they've received at their Vinton shop.

Delgado recalls opening day when, "People were taking their first bite, seeing their faces that they were satisfied. They were like, 'wow, this is the best burger I've ever tried.' That makes me happy."

In the meantime, Farmburguesa is open every day of the week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can call in an order to pick up, if you don't want to have a sit-down meal.

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