April 4, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Brooklyn > Williamsburg Burger Roundup: What's the best between Dumont Burger, Peter Luger, Pies & Thighs, and Diner? [The Eaten Path] NYC > Wildwood: Big Lou's 1/2-pound Barbeque Burger is seasoned with Wildwood's "Traditional Tangy BBQ Sauce" and topped with... More

The Burger Lab: Recreating the Spotted Pig's Chargrilled Burger at Home

On paper, April Bloomfield's burger at The Spotted Pig is the near antithesis of my ideal burger. I like them griddled. Hers is grilled. I like mine small. Hers is a whopping half pound. I like my buns soft, squishy, and mass-produced. She bakes her own. I like American cheese. She goes for stinky Roquefort. Yet it's a burger that snuck up on me from out of nowhere, took me by surprise, and practically forced me to fall in love with it. So this week, I decided to put the Pig's burger through the Burger Lab treatment, deconstructing it and analyzing it so that we can all enjoy its grandeur in our own backyards. More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Behind Five Guys: Founder Jerry Murrell explains how he started his business and how it works. [Inc.com] Nashville > Best Burgers: Recommendations for best burgers in the city. [OnNashville] 2010's Best New Chefs: Which chefs from Food & Wine's list... More

Does The Foundry on Melrose Make Los Angeles' Best Burger?

Not too long ago The Foundry chef/owner Eric Greenspan challenged Sang Yoon and his heralded Father's Office burger to a "Burger Bout" by placing a sign on the restaurant's door in the middle of the night. The stunt got the attention of the food "in crowd" here in Los Angeles and Greenspan's burger profile was raised. More recently, his burger bona fides were validated when LAist named The Foundry home to the best gourmet burger in town. All this burger brouhaha meant I was compelled to give The Foundry burger a closer look. More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

Philadelphia > Bobby's Burger Palace: Bobby Flay's latest location opened today in University City. [Philadelphia Inquirer] Brooklyn > Dutch Boy Burger: This new burger joint serves high quality, locally-sourced food. [I Love Franklin Ave] NYC > Four Seasons: What a... More

Leftovers: The Day's Stray Links

NYC > Behind the Scenes at Pat La Frieda: What's it like running the meat supplier that provides the city's best burgers? [NY Mag] NYC > Black Iron Burger: The fresh patty is well seasoned, but the grilled onions made... More

Top Posts from Last Week

In case you missed them, here are the top three new posts from the last week. 1. April Fools' Day Brings In-N-Out to NYC Guys, In-N-Out is probably never coming to NYC. [pat pat] 2. Beloved Texas-Based Chain Whataburger Makes... More