What was extraordinary about The Meat Market Burger was the meat itself. I don't usually think of burger beef as clean and fresh-tasting, but this really was.
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You'd be hard-pressed to find a Bostonian with something negative to say after tasting chef Tony Maws' burger at Craigie on Main, featuring a big, grass-fed patty, ground up with bone marrow and charred on a plancha. The burgers Tony loves in his home city are the ones that strike a nostalgic chord in the chef's heart and palate, burgers that taste of his childhood and a time long-past—burgers so nostalgic, in fact, that one of them is sadly just a memory. Here are Tony's top five burgers in Boston.
The latest issue of Boston magazine features their picks for the 12 best burgers in Boston in 12 different categories. What do you think of the list?
A burger place run by Wahlbergs called Wahlburgers? I feared that the quasi-pun, borderline narcissist name was a bad sign, but they have the quality burgers to back up their branding.
This, folks, is the Craigie on Main burger served at Tony Maws' restaurant in Central Square, Cambridge. It's one of the finest versions of chopped-beef-on-bun you will find anywhere, and it's no accident that it is.
Lola 41°'s burger is big and juicy, but comes with a big price tag. That might have something to do with the side of foie gras dipping sauce.
Chef Paul Wahlberg along with his brothers, actors Mark and Donnie, are planning to open a 4,300 square feet burger joint called Walhburgers in Hingham, Massachusetts, across from Wahlberg's Italian restaurant Alma Nove, says the Boston Herald. To get the name they had to secure the rights from Rochester-based burger chain Tom Wahl's, who menu features a burger called the Wahlburger (topped with Swiss, grilled smoked ham, lettuce, and special sauce). According to their Facebook page, Wahlburgers plans on having a soft opening in the middle of September and having their grand opening in October.
Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square is correct in calling its double cheeseburger "famous." Charlie's has been around since 1951, and scads of historically significant people have walked by in burger-eating frames of mind. I bet Obama's had one of Charlie's double cheeseburgers, and all manner of Afflecks, Kennedys, and Wahlbergs are liable to have as well, along with tons of big-mouthed magazine editors and food bloggers. This is indeed one very well known burger. It is not, however, a very well made one.
The menu at Island Creek Oyster Bar looks like a periodic table of raw oysters and shellfish. Conspicuously situated among all those fruits of the sea is a flavorful, well seasoned burger—fried oyster topping optional.
Tasty Burger's old school look doesn't translate to old school burgers, but the grilled flat patties will do in a late-night pinch.
Uburger gets it right with their sandwich architecture. However, spurious claims may explain their patty problems.
Remember Burgerman (or Sam Novey when not in burger form), our favorite marathon runner in a burger suit? Today's the big day he's been training for: the 26.2-mile Boston Marathon. To refresh your memory, he's running to raise money for...
[Image: KO Prime] Interested in eating burgers by nine of Boston's top chefs in one night and raising money for Autism Speaks? Attend the KO Prime All-Star Burger Bash on February 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at...
Note: The Burger Lab writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt weighs in this week with his 5 favorite burgers in Boston. "Anyone who doesn't think that their home town has the best hamburger place in the world is a sissy."—Calvin Trillin [Photographs:...
Photograph from This Is Why You're Fat The Hurler Burger, invented by Bob Phillips of Cape Cod, is an appropriate name for this burger made of a jelly doughnut stuffed with a canned cheese-topped patty. "I could finish this,"...
"There was a little something in that burger—the seasoning of salt air? A stray grain of sand? Or just the memory of burgers past?—that I’ve never tasted anywhere else." Proust was right—nothing brings back childhood memories like a bite from...