Michael Symon—TV Iron Chef and B Spot owner—won the People’s Choice award for the fourth time at this year’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival Burger Bash. But the Best of the Bash award was won by someone who doesn’t have a TV show or a string of restaurants: Brad Halsten, owner of The Burger [...]
Holy Cow Del Ray’s Irish Breakfast Burger
No one loves a pseudo-holiday more than burger-bar operators. Come Monday the corned beef will pile on and the Guinness will flow. Special St. Patrick’s Day burgers will be menued at many spots. The Buck Burgers & Brew in St. Joseph, Mich., is readying not just Irish [...]
Michael Symon’s Fat Doug
Brad Halsten’s Blackened Sabbath
Perhaps it’s the slaw. Or the signature ShaSha Sauce. Or that the patty is made with equal parts ground sirloin, brisket and short rib that’s grilled and topped with pastrami, Swiss, that Napa cabbage slaw and that vinegary sauce. All those elements make up the [...]
The dining economy must be improving because many of the 30 semi-finalists for the James Beard Foundation’s 2014 “Best New Restaurant” honor are the sorts of high-end seafood or tasting-menu restaurants that struggled and often disappeared during the recession. Not surprisingly, there are more kimchee-inspired stews and tastefully grilled branzino on menus here than there [...]
Eater.com is out with its list of “The 19 Hottest Burgers in the US Right Now.” Only two of them (Mario Batali’s B&B Burger & Beer and Austin’s Atomic Burger) are really burger joints, but all 19 have opened in the past 12 months. And all serve terrific burgers. It’s a geographically diverse group that [...]
There is a burger for every occasion, of course, from the celebratory last-day-of-the-year double burger to the please-don’t-shout hangover burger for the year’s first day. A year ago, BurgerBusiness.com offered 17 burgers created to chase the 1/1 blurries. Below for 2014 are 14 burger spots smart enough to keep hangover-soothing burgers on their menus year-round.
Burger bars that opened during the second half of 2013 evidence the category’s continuing emphasis on the “bar” half of the name. Just look at the names: Blind Rabbit: A Burger & Whiskey Bar; The Burg-Burger & Bar; BUZZ – Burgers, Barrels & Beer.
Central bar at Blind Rabbit
That doesn’t mean burgers are [...]