So much attention has been given recently to chain marketing that we’ve strayed from our core idea of celebrating burgers and the restaurants and people that serve them. To remedy that, think of this post as a culinary “Mythbusters” episode: If you took two very hot trends—burgers and restaurants with numbers as names—and sent them hurtling at each other, what would their collision produce?
I think you’d get what follows: A collection of 50 burger-menu ideas from number-name restaurants. From One Midtown Kitchen through Bistro Twenty Two. From Station 43 Tavern to Table 50. One through 10 are below; links at the end connect to the others. There’s a menu idea here for everyone.
One Midtown Kitchen, Atlanta
BurgerBurger with butter lettuce, beefsteak tomato, crispy onions, choice of cheese and Parmesan-herb fries. $10
Two, San Francisco
Spiced Hamburger with balsamic onions and house-made ketchup on ciabatta bread. $12
Restaurant 3, Arlington, Va.
Ground Beef and Andouille Sausage Burger with caramelized onion, house-cured bacon and applewood-smoked Cheddar. $11
Vegetarian Burger with walnut pesto and tomato jam. $8.50
5 Napkin Burger, New York City
Lamb Kofta Burger: Ground lamb, chopped tomato, cucumber, pepper-and-onion salad and tahini sauce on a soft white roll. $12.95
6 Lounge & Restaurant, Indianapolis
Kobe Burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mayonnaise, white Cheddar or American cheese and house fries.
Seven, San Jose, Calif.
Classic All-American Cheeseburger: Tillamook Cheddar cheese, roasted onions, Thousand Island dressing. $13
8 Oz. Burger Bar, Los Angeles
Melrose Burger: House blend (sirloin, tri-tip, short rib and chuck), wild baby arugula, garlic-roasted tomatoes, red-onion marmalade. $8
Brasserie 8½, New York City
8½ Burger: Swiss cheese, tomato chutney, lager-beer onion rings, pepper brioche. $19
N9NE Steakhouse, Chicago
Burger with applewood-smoked bacon, Herkimer Cheddar, onion rings and BBQ sauce. $12
10 Arts Bistro Lounge by Eric Ripert, Philadelphia
Fish Burger with fennel, oven-roasted tomato and saffron aïoli. $19