Chef Michael Scelfo’s “secret burger” set off a social-media frenzy when he ran the kitchen at Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Mass. He’d tease diners on Twitter or Facebook with hints about the day’s off-menu burger until they just had to have it. Last year he opened his own restaurant across town, Alden & Harlow, [...]
It was a quiet week in Burgerland, but these seven caught my eye.
Toma’s Dream Come True
Spritz Burger’s Collision
→ Toma-Burger Addiction in Toronto called their burger a Dream Come True and it just might be so. That’s a beef patty with double Cheddar, house-made pulled pork, caramelized onion and [...]
Bottlefork is the newest restaurant from Rockit Ranch Productions, which owns the two Rockit Bars and others in Chicago. Bottlefork isn’t a burger bar, but at brunch, lunch and dinner it offers the $16 Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger topped with Vermillion Blue cheese, shoestrings and special sauce.
Bottlefork’s Wood Grilled Ground Bacon Burger
The Rev Burger name signifies the “Healthier Revolution” the concept’s owners, Bill and Wendy Spatz, seek to bring to fast-food burgers. But “rev” also describes their eagerness to expand: The first location opened on Feb. 14 in a former Burger King site in Carol Stream, Ill., and a second already is set to open next [...]
Cheese Curds’ Donair Burger
¤ I learn something new all the time on this beat. I didn’t know what a “donair” is, for example, until I encountered the Donair Burger special last week on the menu at Cheese Curds: Gourmet Burgers + Poutinerie in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The donair is the quintessential culinary creation [...]
Welcome to half-spring, half summer June. The Burger of the Month specials on burger joints around the world have ingredients indicative of both seasons. For example, springtime-fresh watercress is featured on two burgers. There also are a surprising number of burgers featuring goat cheese. It’s on the Napa Valley Burger at Bobby Flay’s Bobby’s Burger [...]
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is back in the movie tie-in game, this week launching a Colosuss Burger LTO tied to the film “Hercules,” opening July25.
The $10.99 burger is a bit of departure for Red Robin by combining two meats. The beef patty is topped with chopped smoked brisket plus provolone cheese, red and yellow [...]