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Americanization of British Menus Continues

Americanization of British Menus Continues

Burgers are the most commonly found food on increasingly Americanized British menus, reports London-based researcher Horizons’ 2013 Menurama survey. That Americanization extends to cost-cutting measures: Burgers average 6.35 ounces, a 17% decrease from the 7.69-oz. average found in the summer of 2010. Still burgers showed a 13% increase in menu listings in the past year. […]

What Burger Goes With That Wine?

Burger and brew? You bet. Burger with wine? Many burger lovers and restaurateurs aren’t sure they go together. But Wine Enthusiast magazine has released its 2012 list of the 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America. The magazine says these operations “have established themselves as standouts for wine lovers, boasting visionary beverage programs and innovative menus, […]

The Top New Burger Restaurants

Last year was a turning point for the burger boom. The pivot is evidenced by the relative absence of burger-menu spots on “best new restaurants of 2011” lists. But contrary to what some industry observers/doubters choose to believe, I don’t think this represents a decline in burger popularity. The list below shows that quality new […]

Metromix Lists its Highest-Rated Burger Spots

According to online restaurant site Metromix, these 22 burger joints are rated the highest by its readers. Check the Metromix slideshow or view the winners’ menus individually below. No, this doesn’t square with my list of faves either, but burgers are an art, not a science. Eat on. ►B Spot, Woodmere, Ohio  ►Barnacle Bill’s, Rumson, N.J. ►Bianco’s Big League […]

Delish Names the 25 Best Burgers

Delish Names the 25 Best Burgers

Where are the best burgers in America served? Hey, if there were a single, final answer, there wouldn’t be any blogs, and what fun would that be? Delish.com has posted its list of the 25 best burgers and the restaurants that will cook them for you. And sure, I disagree with many of them, which […]

Indie Burger Chefs Vie for Burger Bash Fame

[Update: Boston Burger Company’s Ray Malvone is the winner and will participate in the Burger Bash.]  Rachael Ray gets more than her share of criticism, in part because of her ubiquity, but the woman knows and respects burgers. Her Burger Bash at the annual Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival has established itself as burgerdom’s main […]

11 Burger Chains to Watch in 2011

Despite scurrilous predictions the burger boom would run out of steam, it hasn’t. Five Guys, Elevation Burger, The Counter, Umami Burger, Smashburger, Shake Shack, Bobby’s Burger Palace and others weren’t on the map a few years ago but now they’re booming, opening outside their original markets and spreading.          There’s no reason to suspect this […]

GQ’s Best: Burgers Bat 2 for 10

BurgerBusiness’s tradition—and our niche—has been to evaluate restaurant awards by how many of the winners serve a good burger. By that measure GQ magazine’s Alan Richman’s list of the 10 Best New Restaurants in America hits .200. That’s good enough if you want to play for the Cubs, but for the big time, that’s unfortunate. Richman’s list […]

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