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Mar 24th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Legendary NFL Coach Joins Burger Blitz

The latest player in the ever-growing burger biz already has 347 wins under his belt… in the NFL. Don Shula, who coached the Miami Dolphins to two Super Bowl victories and then went on to launch a chain of high-end steakhouses, has announced that he’s getting into the burger business with a new venture called […]



Mar 21st, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

California Burger Wars: Five Guys Review

The California Burger War continues with the challenger, Five Guys.



Mar 19th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

California Burger Wars: In-N-Out Burger Review

Our California Burger War kicks off with the reigning champion, In-N-Out Burger.



Mar 19th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

The California Burger War: In-N-Out Vs. Five Guys

Don’t be fooled by the sunshine, beaches, fancy cars, and glitz. Right now, a war is raging through California: In-N-Out Burger Vs. Five Guys.



Mar 15th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Backyard Bison Burgers

An insanely gorgeous spring weekend had me eyeballing my backyard grill with a hankering for burgers. I wandered my grocery store, wondering what I could do for bit of a cheebie change-up when I spied this: I’ve had buffalo (or bison) before. Atlanta’s Ted Turner has built part of an empire on bison burgers at […]



Mar 4th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Michael Symon Repeats at 2011 Burger Bash

Apparently, my invite to the SoBe Burger Bash was lost in the mail- AGAIN- leaving me to troll the Internet to find out what happened at the star-studded meat orgy in Miami Beach last week. Our brother-in-arms Burger Beast was there, however, and snapped some great pics that we’re honored to share with you. Once […]



Feb 26th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Mini-Burgers and Martin’s Buns

I’ve never bought in to the whole mini-burger craze. Super-small versions of real cheeseburgers just seem like a waste to me, and I’m really annoyed that everybody and their mom has adopted the term “slider” as a cutesy-pie catch-all way to refer to any shrunken sammie. All slyders are mini-burgers, but not all mini-burgers are […]



Feb 21st, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Cheeseburger Cups

Always on the lookout for alternative ways to get my cheebie fix (and to float past my wife the fact that we’re eating cheeseburgers… AGAIN), I recently found a recipe for something called Cheeseburger Cups. The photo in the magazine- one of those recipe rags from the supermarket checkout lane- looked a lot like this: […]



Feb 16th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Saddle Burgers: The Origin of the Burger

The first mention of the earliest type of burger was around the time of the Mongols…



Feb 13th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Akron Aeros Hope Extreme Burger is a Home Run

Now that the Super Bowl is history, red-blooded Americans can turn their sporting attention to baseball… and red-meat-eating carnivores can start salivating over the extreme foods soon to show up on concession stand menus everywhere. Catch an Akron Aeros home game this summer, for example, and you can sink your teeth into this heavy hitter […]



Jan 26th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

The Breakfast Burger

I’ve never understood why burgers never seem to qualify as a legit breakfast option. Sure, everyone and their mom has some sausage-patty-on-a-biscuit-type-thing concoction, but that’s not really a burger. (I’m looking right at you, McGriddle.) Why do genuine ground beef burgers take a backseat until lunchtime? I set out to create something that would not […]



Jan 19th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

Back for More: The Big H Burger at Harold’s Diner

Regular readers may recall that I found one of my all-time Top 3 burgers at a 21-seat diner in Hilton Head Island, SC. That was June 2009, and I had waited an awfully long time for the stars to align once again for a return visit. It finally happened, and let me tell you, my […]



Jan 12th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

BK Introduces “Stuffed” Cheeseburgers

The fine folks over at Burger Business predicted back in November that 2011 would be the “Year of the Stuffed Burger.” Less than 2 weeks in, it already seems they may be right.  Burger King has announced that they’ll be rolling out the Jalapeno & Cheddar BK Stuffed Steakhouse Burger in select markets as a […]



Jan 7th, 2011 • Category: Burger Blog

McDonald’s Launches “American Burgers” in Japan

McDonald’s is rolling out four new limited time-only cheeseburgers to honor the unique tastes of four uniquely American locales.  The catch?  They’re available only in Japan. Later this month, Japanese burgerheads will be able to sink their teeth into the Idaho Burger, a 4-ouncer topped with onions, bacon, whole grain mustard sauce, and a hash […]



Dec 30th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

2010′s Top Ten Burgers

Everybody loves a year-end countdown, right?  As we all reflect on the past twelve months, I decided to go all Casey Kasem and look back at the burgers that made my 2010 totally tasty. 10. Grindhouse Style Double, Grindhouse Killer Burgers.  Inside the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, this lunch counter projects old-school B-movies on the […]



Dec 20th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Chili’s: Ground Peppercorn Burger

Individual tastes and personal preferences notwithstanding, we can all agree on a few things, right?  Like stop lights. You can be a total rebel nonconformist, but you probably still stop on red.  It’s an understanding we have, a convention we all buy into in order to operate under some sort of common framework.  Take for […]



Dec 6th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

What the Foie? French Chain to Unveil Burger Topped with Duck Liver

Mimes.  Jaunty berets.  A godlike reverence for Jerry Lewis.  The French have developed a reputation for having somewhat questionable tastes.  Now they’re taking a crack at cheeseburgers, that most American of eats.  And in typical over-the-top fashion, they’re going all haute cuisine and adding that little je ne sais quoi to their new fast-food burg. […]



Nov 30th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Grade School Cafeteria Burgers: Pass or Fail?

Once every school year, I make it a point to go have lunch with my daughter. I show up at the cafeteria with my “Visitor” sticker on and dutifully fall in line, grab a Styrofoam tray, and fill the tiny compartments with whatever’s on the menu that day.  Then it’s off to a long table, […]



Nov 26th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Texas Offers Vanity Plates to Burger Lovers

It’s one thing to wear your burger affinity on your sleeve.  It’s a whole ‘nother thing to slap it on the back bumper of your car for every other driver on the freeway to see. That’s a new license plate design being offered to drivers in Texas. The “Mighty Fine” at the bottom refers to […]



Nov 21st, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Pimento Cheeseburgers, Y’all!

Alongside grits, sweet tea, and fried green tomatoes, there are few foods more uniquely Southern than pimento cheese.  For the Yankees or otherwise uninitiated, it’s a basic cheese spread: cheddar cheese (usually extra-sharp), mayonnaise, and pimentos (or pimientos), which are really just chopped-up red cherry peppers.  It’s mixed together into a smooth spread or sometimes […]



Nov 11th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Real-Life Wendy Unveils Chain’s New Burger

Do you recognize this woman??? Maybe not the way she looks now in that photo from Steve Marcus of the Las Vegas Sun, but you’ve seen the 8-year-old cartoon version of her staring down from one of 6,600 restaurants worldwide: Yes, there really is a Wendy. And although she no longer sports the ponytails once […]



Nov 8th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Blogger Debunks McDonald’s “No-Rot” Burger Myth

If you saw 2004′s Super Size Me by Morgan Spurlock, you’re familiar with the argument.  Diet author Julia Havey’s interview on it became an Internet sensation, as did Karen Hanrahan’s 2008 blog post about it.  And New York photographer Sally Davies has a snapshot-a-day pictorial project on it that’s been going since April: These folks […]



Nov 4th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Cheeseburger on a Donut: The Artery Annihilator

The crazy thing is, it’s not even all that shocking anymore. I mean, anyone who attended the Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Wisconsin State Fair this summer could have walked right up and snagged one next to the Tilt-a-Whirl.  You can get it at more than one minor league […]



Oct 30th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Hamburger America: Burger Porn on DVD

George Motz never set out to be “the burger guy.” He’s said so in interviews.  Motz considers himself a filmmaker, but a curious thing happened once he finished shooting a documentary on great burger joints.  Hamburger America premiered on the Sundance Channel in 2005.  That spawned a book of the same name, considered today to be one […]



Oct 25th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Bobby Flay Plans Burger Chain Growth, Invents New Word

Celebrichef Bobby Flay has announced plans to expand his chain of gourmet burger bars, taking the number of locations from 5 to as many as 19 by this time next year. Bobby’s Burger Palace currently has storefronts in Lake Grove, NY; Eatonton, NJ; Paramus, NJ; Uncasville, CT; and Philadelphia, PA.  According to Flay, the next […]



Oct 20th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Churchill’s: Better Than the Best

Say you’re a movie junkie.  Not a professional film critic, but a good judge of what at your local cineplex is good and what’s crap.  How would you react if someone said that an independent student film you’ve never heard of is better than “The Godfather?” Welcome to my state of mind not too long […]



Oct 13th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Triple Bypass Burger Earns Threat of Lawsuit

When Mark Hipkiss, executive chef at John Howie Steak, a classy chophouse outside Seattle, recently invented a new cheeseburger to put on the menu, he decided to go a bit off the wall.  “I was just trying to make burgers that were a little different,” he told Norma Rosenthal of Jet City food blog Funtastic […]



Oct 10th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

USA Today Names 51 Great Burger Joints

Good Lord, another burger list?!?  You know, when Zagat or Consumer Reports puts out rankings of the nation’s fast food burgs, I dutifully check them out and file my report to you because it’s my job… but we all know there probably won’t be any ground-beef-shaking surprises there.  So I kind of rolled my eyes […]



Oct 7th, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Newcomer Wins Atlanta’s First Battle of the Burgers

It was a picture-perfect fall Saturday when I hit Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood.  A sizable crowd had already gathered, and there was just something special in the air.  It was… smoke.  Lots and lots of smoke, tinged with a hint of beef. This was the inaugural Battle of the Burgers. Almost 20 local restaurants were represented, […]



Oct 3rd, 2010 • Category: Burger Blog

Best Cheeseburger at Walt Disney World?

When my wife and I decided to take the kids to Disney World, I wasn’t expecting a world-class cheeseburger to be a part of the experience.  I mean, it’s a theme park.  No one goes to Disney World for the food, right? Well, thankfully, someone does.  I checked out the superbly-done website Disney Food Blog […]