Baldwin Street Burger is proof that small spaces can hold great culinary imaginations. The dining room is only 600 square feet and there are just 27 seats at this burger joint in Whitby, Ont., outside Toronto. Yet co-owners John Wise and Ashley Alex consistently offer up the kind of inventive, appealing food that separates independents [...]
The signature Oshi Burger
The burger category continues to evolve and grow as new concepts open, bringing fresh ideas and new clientele. In July I looked at 21 new burger bars that opened during the first half of 2014. Below are quick glosses on 25 more that made their debuts during the second half. [...]
Kooper Tavern’s Turducken
After October’s Oktoberfest Burger specials and November’s surfeit of turkey burger of the month specials, I looked forward to December and a return to freewheeling Burger of the Month specials. Turns out there are a few Christmas-theme burgers on the list from outside the U.S., such as the cleverly named Bah-Hum [...]
The question of whether there’s room for still more burger restaurants keeps being asked. And the answer continues to come in the form of second, third or tenth locations for popular burger concepts. Burger 21, BurgerFi, Elevation Burger, Habit Burger and many others continue to expand: We’ve spotlighted 50 growth concepts over the past four [...]
Acclaimed Australian chef-restaurateur Neil Perry has opened Burger Project, a new Sydney burger bar that appears to raise the bar for celebrity-chef burger pomposity.
The Australian burger of Neil Perry’s dreams: Beef, lettuce, tomato, onions, bacon and cheese and sauce that isn’t mayonnaise.
The bar menu at Perry’s Rockpool Bar & Grill is famed [...]
DMK Burger Bar
November. It’s a opportunity for chefs to finally use that sage, and they’re making the most of it (sage aïoli!). Many of the Burger of the Month specials at burger joints across the country (plus Canada and even Denmark) are destined to give diners their fill of turkey before the holiday [...]
Paul’s Second Ave. Slider (credit:nycfoodphoto.com)
Eater.com’s Robert Sietsema recently asked, “Is the slider dead?” The answer is “No” at Paul’s Da Burger Joint in New York City’s East Village. It celebrated its 25th anniversary earlier this year by adding “Second Ave. Sliders” to the menu along with Paul’s Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeňo Poppers and Saint Marks [...]
Most of the talk last week focused on Big Chains. That’s fine, but let’s not lose touch with the independents who are keeping burger creativity alive with creations such as those below. All appeared on menus last week. Tuck in.