A intellectual-property infringement complaint by London’s Honest Burgers chain against pop-up pizza purveyor Honest Crust has brought the burger chain an unexpectedly negative storm of social-media criticism from people casting it as a corporate bully.
Honest Burgers’ open letter; click to open larger version.
Many tweets have been like this from @Nickajking: “Seems like [...]
Are we losing our burger mojo? America used to be on the cutting edge of novelty burgers, yet here comes a second UK burger playing off the awful “Fifty Shades of Grey” buzz. The Custom House in Barnstaple, North Devon, last month offered up the “15 Shades of Bacon” burger. The £15 ($23) tab got [...]
Valentine’s Day is Saturday, of course, and many burger joints have put together themed promotions for the day (I like Zinburger’s “Four Shades of Grape” wine flights). But I like the places that have concocted special burgers for the occasion. Some examples:
Rockit Burger Bar
At Rockit Burger Bar in Chicago, Chef Amanda Downing [...]
BRGR’s Pad Thai
A short month, yet with two holidays: Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday are only three days apart this year. We’re seeing more New Orleans-influenced Burger of the Month Specials for February than heart-shaped ones. Check Flip Side’s Creole Fat Tuesday Burger with Andouille, grilled onions, house-made pimento cheese and pickled [...]
THE FREAKSHOW, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab, Des Moines, IowaAn open-face BBQ spice funnel cake bun, corn dog fried bacon, battered cheese curds, Cheddar cheese + buttered-popcorn-flavored nacho cheese sauce
THE BLACK TRUFFLE, Toma-Burger Addiction, TorontoKobe Wagyu beef, fresh black truffles, caramelized onion, double-smoked bacon, truffle mayo, Swiss cheese, cremini mushroom on house-made [...]
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. [...]