This hasn’t been an easy year for all burger-joint operators—it’s tough to make a buck out there—but it has been great for burger lovers. So many great burgers and just 365 days to eat them all. And 2015 promises even better and ever more burgers. Here are some of the past year’s high- and lowlights:
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 [...]
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 [...]
A burger, beer and side at Hops Burger Bar.
How many more burger joints can there be? The question is continually asked and just as quickly answered by another opening. As in the past, I intended the “best new” list to be a year-end report. But the first half of 2013 saw so many [...]
Every publication and quest-for-the-best blogger has a list of the best burgers in America. The Daily Meal has published its list and I’m reprinting theirs here because they deserve the kudos and attention. Eat/Dine Editor Dan Myers and colleagues Arthur Bovino and Colman Andrews did the homework and the legwork to produce a list that [...]
Food & Wine magazine likes to select the “Best New Chefs” each year. BurgerBusiness.com likes to ask, “But can they make a good burger?” This year’s F&W list is another interesting one and burgers—especially house-signature burgers—are fairly well represented given the fine-dining level of most concepts honored.
Underbelly’s UB Double Double
Start with Chef [...]
Bobby Flay’s chips-topped Crunchified Green Chile Burger
Bobby Flay’s Crunchified Green Chile Burger took the People’s Choice Award at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, dashing the dream of fellow Food Network star Michael Symon to win for a fourth consecutive year. Symon’s entry this year was a Gruyère-topped French Onion Burger. [...]