I just had to do a post on Burger Lounge!!!
…Seeing as how I eat here a couple times a month and can’t stop raving about their food.
The burgers at Burger Lounge are phenomenal!
AND… the beef is grass fed.
Why is that important? Grass-fed beef is healthier, tastier, and more environmentally responsible. Most cows are fed grains- especially corn. However, grass is the natural diet of cattle, not grain! Cows raised on grass are healthier because it’s their natural food. In fact, conventional (factory farmed) cows have to be given antibiotics because fattening up cows with grain increases milk output, but it also increases physiological stress in the cow, leading to a higher incidence of mastitis and other infections. Also, grains are hard for cows to digest. In a nutshell, grain makes cows sick. Eating the meat or drinking the milk of sick animals will probably make you sick too.
When animals are raised in harmony with nature, the effects are profound and far reaching. By rotating the animals through various pastures through the seasons, native biodiversity is preserved, soil fertility is enhanced, and we avoid the dirty, unhealthy conditions of feedlots.
Here’s something else to think about: large areas of land that used to be dedicated to growing crops to feed people, are now dedicated to growing grains… to feed our factory farmed animals.
Many wounds have been inflicted upon us and our environment by industrial agriculture.
So I am all about supporting restaurants that use healthy ingredients produced in a sustainable environment.
According to Burger Lounge’s website:
Our beef comes from one farm, grown by a small company where the animals are well treated and never spend time in a corporate “feed-lot”. Their diet consists of tall green grass from beautiful Kansas prairie land. This is what nature intended cows to eat and nothing more. No hormones, no antibiotics, no grain, no corn, just beautiful green grass. These conditions produce a beef that is delicious and far better for you than conventionally grown beef.
Grass-fed beef patty, organic bun, organic cheese, organic veggies, and yes… organic ketchup. All I can say is WOW.
There are a bunch of Burger Lounges in the San Diego area, and there are a couple in the LA area. If you do not live near a Burger Lounge… I am so sorry. But a google search will show you if you have any organic burger joints in your area. Or organic anything in your area for that matter. I am blessed to live in Cali, which is sort of like the mecca of the natural/organic/local food lifestyle.
Keep up the good work Burger Lounge!
I have also found grass-fed beef at grocery stores such as Sprouts.