I found this abandoned post in my drafts folder, and I’m keeping the title. It’s so … assertive. Or something. Anyways, here’s the unedited, original post:
“Sarah’s Revenge” doesn’t sound like a hamburger. It sounds like the title to some cheap C-list horror flick, with large amounts of fake blood. But it IS a hamburger, and a delicious one too. It is one of Zombie Burger’s very tasty burgers, and it thoroughly surprised me.
I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical when I first walked into Zombie Burger. I’d heard about it a lot, and many people told me it was one of the best places in Des Moines. I was inclined to think it was just popular because of the novelty of it, and I was hesitant to believe its food was one of the draws as well.
I don’t know where I was going after that. Probably into a rave review. After all, I claim it’s ‘famous for a reason’.
So it’s safe to say I’ve been to Zombie Burger a bunch of times since writing that. Everyone who visits me or my friends wants to go. It’s fun. It’s entertaining. It’s tasty. And it has a damn good beer selection.
But to be honest, the beer is what still draws me in. Not the food. ZB’s beer list is great, and it has some amazing Belgian beers. The burgers, while still tasty, are less desirable. They’re very greasy, and often give me an upset stomach afterwards. The novelty of the experience has also worn off. It’s fun occasionally, but it’s definitely not my favorite place to eat in Des Moines.
I’m harder on ZB now than I was before. I’ve discovered so many other good places to eat here that it annoys me when ZB gets all the attention. It’s worth a few visits, though, to be sure. It takes that many just to soak in all the decor! And it is fun trying their crazy burgers, I’ll admit. “Sarah’s Revenge” is still a favorite of mine, although their “Raygun” is also delicious. And for vegetarian people, I’m told ZB’s options are very good.
So there’s a lot going for ZB. (Including their spiked milkshakes.) The novelty is just not one of them. It just makes it busy ALL THE TIME. And I don’t always like busy with my burgers. Just sayin’.
All for now,
p.s.: Also since I wrote this, ZB opened up a location in the food court in the Jordan Creek mall. It can’t serve alcohol; doesn’t have the room to be quite as unique; and has fewer burger options. And it’s still perpetually busy. So I pretend it doesn’t exist. Sorry, not sorry.