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Fairfield, CT: Get Smoky, Juicy Burgers at The Chelsea

Jeff Schlesinger 5 comments

Head to The Chelsea for their namesake burger featuring a cheddar-dipped patty topped with sweet-sour onions and chopped bacon. More

Westport, CT: Get Rich, Flavorful Burgers at The Spotted Horse Tavern

Jeff Schlesinger 9 comments

Consistency issues aside, The Spotted Horse Tavern's burgers feature outstanding meat and buns with mostly good toppings. More

New Canaan, CT: Cherry Street East Is Back from the Ashes with a Great Burger

Jeff Schlesinger 5 comments

This favorite local watering hole serves perfectly grilled, hand-pattied burgers and great hand-cut onion rings More

Shake Shack Opening in New Haven This Fall

Robyn Lee 5 comments

Today Shake Shack announced they'll be opening a location in New Haven, Connecticut, in fall of 2012 at 986 Chapel Street—right by Yale's Old Campus (lucky students, yeah) and about a block away from Louis' Lunch, known as "The Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich." More

First Reports from Shake Shack in Westport, CT

J. Kenji López-Alt 2 comments

Shake Shack opened up its first Connecticut location yesterday in Westport. Danny Meyer was on hand for the opening, and we've been getting a few initial reports from our Twitter and Facebook fans. More

Uncasville CT: A Surprisingly Great Burger at Bobby's Burger Palace

Carey Jones 15 comments

I left Bobby's Burger Palace more than a little impressed, and surprised that I'd had such a great meal when the reviews I'd heard hadn't been that positive. Hell, for all I know, maybe they'd had their best griddle guys on the line, since Mr. Flay himself was on the premises for the Winefest. (Ripping up the $10 craps tables 'til 9 a.m., a reliable source has told us.) More

'Food By State' Map Names Connecticut the Hamburger State

Robyn Lee 11 comments

In this Food By State map on the blog My Food Looks Funny (brought to you by the I Can Has Cheezburger peeps), Connecticut is named the hamburger state—probably because Louis' Lunch in New Haven calls itself "the birthplace of the hamburger sandwich." Wyoming also got a burger to its name: the buffalo burger. More

Ken Lassen of Louis' Lunch Dies at 93

Robyn Lee 4 comments

Ken Lassen, grandson of Louis' Lunch founder Louis Lassen and proprietor of Louis' Lunch for 65 years, died last Tuesday at age 93. Louis Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, is known as the "birthplace of the hamburger" and has been serving their famous broiled burgers on toast since 1900. More

Dear AHT: La Frieda in Connecticut at Georgie's Diner

Dear AHT Robyn Lee 1 comment

Here's an email we received recently in the AHT mailbox. Thanks to Rich for the burger tip! You can drop us a line at burger@seriouseats.com with all your recs. Hello Burger Wizards, Came across Georgie's Diner, a '50s style diner... More

Dear AHT: Great Burger at the Mayflower Inn and Spa in Washington, Connecticut

Dear AHT Robyn Lee 1 comment

Had the hamburger at the (very upscale) Mayflower Inn this past weekend. I expected an OK, but overpriced, burger. I was wrong—it was burger nirvana. My wife and I, jaded New Yorkers both, had three over a two day period.... More

Stratford, Connecticut: Danny's Drive-In

Nick Solares 4 comments

[Photographs: Nick Solares] Danny's Drive-In 940 Ferry Boulevard, Stratford CT 06614; map); 203-378-6728; dannysdrive-in.com Cooking Method: Griddled Short Order: Circa 1935 drive-in serves a decent, but not world beating burger. Want Fries with That? Yes; they're crinkle cut, crispy,... More

Hamden, Connecticut: A Half-Century of Charbroiling at the Glenwood Drive-In

Nick Solares 11 comments

[Photographs: Nick Solares] Glenwood Drive-In 2538 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06518; map); 203-281-0604; glenwooddrivein.com Cooking Method: Grilled. Short Order: Superb charbroiled burger from a classic circa-1950 drive in. Want Fries with That? Yes, but don't miss the superb onion... More

Manchester, Connecticut: A Flawed But Classic Baby Boom Burger from Shady Glen

Nick Solares 12 comments

Shady Glen 840 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester CT 06040 (map); 860-649-4245 Cooking Method: Griddle Short Order: Unique preparation and decades-old pedigree make for a classic burger, but flawed beef make it hard to recommend unconditionally. Want Fries with That?... More

Dear AHT: Flipside in Fairfield, Connecticut

Dear AHT Robyn Lee Post a comment

Here's a recent recommendation we received in the AHT inbox. [Image: flipsiderestaurant.com] Greetings from Fairfield, CT, where we have to travel to Greenwich to get a decent burger at Burger Shakes and Fries. That's changing now. We're about to get... More

Dear AHT: Some Dude in Connecticut Is Ripping You Off

Dear AHT Adam Kuban 53 comments

Speaking of grilled-cheese-bun burgers, here's another message from the AHT inbox. This time, some infuriating news from longtime AHT reader ratbuddy. The original Fatty Melt. Someone is trying to steal its name! Adam, I just had to let you know... More

Hamburger America: Shady Glen in Manchester, Connecticut

Hamburger America 11 comments

Editor's note: Burgermeisters! Here's another excerpt from George Motz's book Hamburger America. George and his publisher were kind enough to allow us to run them here, along with George's beautiful photos. Eat up! The inside of the Shady Glen looks... More

Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Best Burger in Greenwich, Connecticut

Robyn Lee 1 comment

Photograph by Kenji Alt Burger, Shakes & Fries was named as having the best burger in Greenwich, Connecticut out of 18 candidates in a survey held by local real estate firm Anderson Associates, publishers of the Greenwich Guide. Owner Kory... More

Scooter's Grill in Plainville, Connecticut, Damaged in Fire

Robyn Lee 1 comment

Restaurant owner Scott McDonald of Scooter's Grill in Plainville, Connecticut, emailed us to say that his restaurant caught on fire last Tuesday morning, causing extensive heat and smoke damage. For fans of Scooter's—home of "Burgers As Big As Your Head"—the... More

62-Year Old Paul's Famous Hamburgers Now Closed

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Paul's Famous Hamburgers in Milford, Connecticut, closed this week after 62 years of business. There's no comment from owner Edward Moore, but the closing appears to be due to a lost lease.... More

12 Burgers in 8 Hours, a Burger Bender

J. Kenji López-Alt 44 comments

Editor's note: Kenji Alt is a food writer for Cook's Illustrated magazine who takes a special interest in burgers. He is also a madman. You might remember his post on The Blumenburger, where he followed Heston Blumenthal's burger recipe, which... More

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