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Behind the Scenes Burger Tour with Pat LaFrieda, Part 2: The Grilled Burger at the Little Owl

"We put a lot of effort into little businesses like this. They're important to us," says Pat LaFrieda about The Little Owl. Getting the blend of chuck, brisket, and flatiron steak just right took five or six trials, but all that work has made one hell of a grilled burger. We went into the kitchen with chef Joey Campanaro to learn how it gets made. More

Behind the Scenes Burger Tour with Pat LaFrieda, Part 1: The Pan-Cooked Burger at Lot 2

You love Pat LaFreida; we love Pat LaFrieda (and if you don't know Pat, his new show on the Food Network, Meat Men, will make a fine introduction). He supplies stellar meat to some of the best restaurants in New York City and all around the country, and a good percentage of our favorite New York burgers start with his custom blends. So when Pat offered to take us on a burger crawl of the city to learn how some of our favorite burgers get made, the only questions were, "How many?" and, "When do we get started?" More

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