The Blue Ox

March 21st, 2010 by Richard Chudy

Sometimes I wish I was more like my dad when it comes to food, he loves to eat everything and always thinks it’s amazing. Maybe it’s just my profession, or maybe I’m just critical in general, but more often than not, at least in terms of food, I can always find faults, but believe me, I’m just as hard on my own cooking as I am on anyone else. My dad has been hounding me for weeks to check out The Blue Ox in Lynn, his old stomping ground, to check out their burgers. I’ll travel great lengths for a great meal, but was skeptical to see if Lynn could produce a meal that was worth the 40 minute drive from the suburbs. If you read this blog with any frequency, you know that above all else, I appreciate effort. Give me something in the way of passion, dedication or inspiration for a burger and you’re ahead of the curve. Too often I eat burgers that were put on a menu for no apparent reason other than to put a burger on the menu. Where’s the love, if you’re putting something on a menu and charging people, shouldn’t you stand by it? I have to give The Blue Ox credit for at least showing me that passion, it’s a new American restaurant of sorts, but they offer three different burger options, so there’s something for everyone, they just can’t quite fully execute up to my burger standards. continue reading »