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Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/25

Last Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/25

With all the talk recently about bacon jam, it should be noted that there are some other interesting spreads appearing on burgers: okra & bacon relish, chipotle aïoli demi, maple aïoli and cherry-jalapeňo jam. And just when I note that arugula seems to be the green of choice on upscale burgers, Grazin in Hudson, N.Y., […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/8

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 7/8

Something special. Every good signature burger needs to have at least one element that’s out of the ordinary without being off-putting. When asked “What kind off burger did you have?” customers should be able to say “It had vegan kimchi on it and was wonderful,” as they can about m:brgr’s Antonio Park Burger. Pimento cheese, […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 6/16

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 6/16

The list of intriguing burger elements encountered in the past fortnight starts, of course, with camel. Ground in house, no less, at the appropriately named Ground Burger Bar in Newmarket, Ontario. But the list doesn’t stop there: black Manchego cheese; bacon & orange marmalade; Korean Gochujang sauce; onion chutney and lavender mayo. Intriguing in its […]

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

An Intriguing National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger Day is tomorrow, May 28, and while the mission of this site is to celebrate burgers every day, a tip of the hat is in order. There’s no simpler way to applaud the creativity and diversity of the products burger-restaurants offer than through a photo gallery. So this National Hamburger Day edition of […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 5/13

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 5/13

Soft-shell-crab, baba ganoush, dolphin, braised beef tongue, pecan pesto, tostones, maple-soaked bacon and lots of arugula are among the ingredients used with this latest installment of Most Intriguing Burgers of the Week. I’ll let you know when the burger business has run out of ideas, but it won’t be soon. Scorecards ready? Track the trendy […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/29

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/29

Spring brings out the best in burger chefs, as evidenced by this week’s collection of notables. Green Street Local, which just opened earlier this month, gives a fresh spin to a brunch burger. Roam in San Francisco goes heavy on green herbs. And Chef April Bloomfield’s Ramp Burger at Salvation Burger looks as good as […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/8

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 4/8

It has been a quiet week in chain-restaurant menu development, to paraphrase Garrison Keillor. But thank goodness we have the indies, where something new and intriguing continually makes itself known. That includes the wild Champions Alley Burger that Aramark Sports is serving at defending MLB champ Kansas City Royals games. I keep seeing asparagus on […]

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 3/25

The Week’s Most Intriguing Burgers 3/25

Lamb burgers are common in spring, especially around Easter, but mutton (mature sheep) burgers? No. Jerk mutton burgers? New one to me but England’s aptly named Twisted Burger Company goes for it. Other intriguing toppings among this most recent batch of burgers include caramelized Andouille sausage; candied orange aïoli; cream cheese and crab; and artichokes […]

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