Sunday, April 28, 2024

Boss Burger - Norwalk, Connecticut

 I had to order the Original Boss Up Burger.  The owner of Boss Burger, CT himself, Domenick Pisano, Jr. cooked my burger and delivered it to my table.  I was truly amazed by the service and quality and size of the burger!  It was a half pound of ground sirloin burger with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, onion, mayo, ketchup and pickles.  The burger was very good and served with krinkle fries.  It was also served with small sides of coleslaw and homemade pickles. 

Original Boss Up Burger, $17.99
This is really an owner/ operator, mom & pop business.  Mr. Pisano makes a really good burger and my only concern is that the menu is too big.  If he simply focussed on a few itmes that were made with the quality of the burger I had, this place will thrive.  If you are ever passing through Norwalk, CT, go and try their burger!

The Root Cafe - Little Rock, Arkansas

Great place and great food in Little Rock.  Their motto is "Building Community through Local Food".  

I found The Root Cafe on a website that ranked it as one of the top 10 restaurants in Little Rock.  I ordered a cheeseburger and it was really good.  A bit heavy on the bun (meaning too much bun in proportion to the rest of the ingredients), but otherwise I could taste the quality and freshness of the ingredients.  I would go back to this restaurant anytime I am in Little Rock and can recommend it for quality, locally sourced food, especially the burgers.

The Famous "Texas Inn" - Lynchburg, Virginia

Tommy Burger, $6.99
I love places like this!   Truly a burger joint, they have 15 bar stools looking at the kitchen and bar. Founded in 1935 and serving burgers, dogs and chili, the Texas Inn is an institution and one of the landmarks on the burger trail.  Ther chili recipe was purchased from a chef in Texas for $5 in 1927!

Being a big fan of the Tommy's style burger, I strayed from the classic Cheesy Western (my wife and son got that) and ordered a Tommy Burger.  Double meet, double chesse, double chili and pickles.  It was really simple and really good, and only $6.99!

I ate some of the bowl of chili and it was good, but not quite as tasty as my burger.  

The Cheesy Western is a very unique burger and I am usually a big fan of eggs on burgers, but this was a style that I had never seen or tasted.  The relish and egg are a bit more prominant than the burger patty.  It was very tasty and unique but not a burger I would order time and time again.

The Cheesy Western and Bowl of

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Burger in Hong Kong...the Burger Deli in Sai Kung!

I recently relocated to Sai Kung which is located in the New Territories of Hong Kong.  Many of my friends asked me what I was going to do about my burger blog while I was in Hong Kong?  Convert it to Dim Sum?  Drool over my blog wishing I could eat at Stanich's or Pilot Butte Drive-In?

I have seen a few burger places but since I am new here I have been eating mostly local or Asian foods.  But after about 5 weeks I decided it was time to try out the Burger Deli, which folks had said was good.  I have to be honest that I was VERY skeptical.  For some reason I thought the meat wasn't going to cut it, or worse be somewhat nasty.

Well my blog is alive and well here in Sai Kung.  The Burger Deli serves up an amazing burger!  I ordered an American Burger (of course it had to be called that, making me feel even more like a foreigner) and it was made with 7oz of juicy Australian Wagyu beef.  Now perhaps it was because I was in Hong Kong, or the fact that I hadn't eaten a burger in awhile but this is quite honestly one of the best burgers I have eaten.  Simple, cooked perfectly, with a homemade bun, one onion ring, lettuce and pickle...Oh My! All this for a little over $100HKD which is about $13US, not bad for a really good burger with high quality meat.

And they also sell great fries, separate from the burger price.  Hallelujah!  $22HKD for fries!

Anyone want to come visit Hong Kong for a burger at the Burger Deli!?

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Stanich's wins a "Best Burger" Review

I enjoying hearing what people love or dislike about certain burgers.  I have been going to Stanich's in Portland, Oregon since 1988.  Recently a few national reviews have ranked Stanich's as the best burger in Portland AND the best burger in America!  Many people were outraged and appalled as Stanich's isn't for everybody, especially with all the gourmet burgers available these days.  Well I don't necessarily disagree with some of the critics, but the Special has been in my Top 5 Burgers since the start of my blog.  Everyone has their own opinion so don't knock it until you try it!  Please let me know about your favorites so I can try them and have a better catalog of tastes to draw from and share on my Burger Blog!
The Special @ Stanich's

Check out this Portland's 10 Best Burgers review, it has a great video at the bottom about Nick's Cheeseburger at Stanich's.

Nick Alexander also wrote an article on Thrillist about the 100 Best Burgers in America!  Guess which joint won that too.  Yup, Stanich's.

I love Stanich's but I am going to continue to search for the World's Best Burger!

bisQit in Pawley's Island, SC

This is a great little "Southern Style" burger joint.  If you can find the "Hammock Shops" off of Hwy 17 on the coast of South Carolina, you NEED to stop and get a burger at bisQit!  All of their burgers are made with Certified Angus Chuck, Short Rib and Brisket.  What more do you need to know?

I have eaten here several times and it has always been good.  I like the House Burger but have heard all of their burgers are outstanding.

House Burger - Root Beer Braised Pork Belly, Onion Rings, Horseradish White Cheddar, Spring Mix and Bearnaise Aioli.  Very tasty and the pork belly is really good on its own too!   $11.50 w/ onion rings.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The New 2016 Top 5!

  1. The Good Reverend Burger, Reverend's BBQ, Portland, Oregon
  2. Tavern Burger, Pilot Butte Drive-In, Bend, Oregon (in photo, on left!)
  3. The Special, Stanich's, Portland, OR
  4. Clogger, Jody's Drive-In, Redmond, Oregon
  5. Madame, Uneeda Burger, Seattle, Washington
Pilot Butte with Hans!
Honorable Mention List