The very latest from the desk of the Boston Burger Blog…

Five Horses Tavern (Davis Square)

July 14th, 2016 by Richard Chudy

This site has been largely dormant for a while now, but I’d still like to ultimately post more regularly. However, in the interest of trying to shake things up a little bit, gone are the days (at least for the foreseeable future) where I write full-length burger reviews. I just don’t have it in me anymore. I found that most of the time I’d eat a burger, get caught up in everything else, and never get around to writing the review. It didn’t seem fair to the restaurant or you the reader to write something weeks, or even months after enjoying said burger. Moving forward I’ll just be doing quicker snapshots of the burgers I consume, starting with a recap on Instagram (username: bostonburgerboy) and the overall score posted the next day. That’s it for now, I’m always around in meal form even if I am a bit off the grid sometimes, so keep the suggestions coming and I’ll keep eating those burgers. Cheers!


Five Horses Tavern (Davis Square)


Five Horses

The good: Accoutrements were outstanding. In this case: crispy onion strings, dirty cheese sauce, pickles, tomato preserves and Kewpie mayo. There was a dominant sweetness that balanced nicely with the buttery beef. The flavors were slightly competing, but you could pick up the nuances of everything. I could have eaten a sandwich with just the sauces and vegetation within the burger. Tater tots were flawless and superb.

The bad: The beef was a bit overcooked and the ciabatta bun was a little too flaky and bread heavy for its own good. About a 50/50 ratio of beef to toppings, the purist in me would have loved more beef flavor although I did thoroughly enjoy the condiments and vegetables included here.

Overall score: 84

31 Burgers in May

April 28th, 2016 by Richard Chudy

May is National Burger Month! Looking to go somewhere special for a burger? Look no further…

$1000.00 up for Grabs as Boston Restaurants Celebrate May’s National Burger Month with 31 Burgers in 31 Days
WHAT:            May is National Burger Month and in celebration 31 of Boston’s best restaurants will be highlighting some of the most delicious burger selections in the city. Each of the burgers will be highlighted throughout the entire month of May and can be asked for by name at any of the locations below. Post your photos throughout the month using the hashtag #BostonBurgermonth.

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Worden Hall

March 22nd, 2016 by Richard Chudy

Worden Hall

If I eat a decent burger do you need to know about it? I’d say most burgers I consume fall into the “pretty good” category; not fully memorable or in the top pantheon, but certainly worth your hard earned cash if you are in need of a burger fix. Worden Hall, a newish spot in Southie, attempts to elevate the commonplace pub staples into something a little more refined. But are they successful?  continue reading »

Island Creek Oyster Bar

February 24th, 2016 by Richard Chudy

ICOB Burger

Remember when I used to write a new burger review as often as once a week? Me neither. It wasn’t necessary a conscious choice, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure how eager I was to get back into it after the release of American Burger Revival. I felt even more connected to the local burger world but in some ways felt it was as good a time as any to take a break, catch my breath, and well, start eating a little better along the way. Ultimately I knew I had to get back into it all. We’ve really been pushing and growing our personal chef business so that has been the focus from a professional stand point, and even though burgers are/were part of my identity, it wasn’t the only game in town, if you will. I’ve eaten a few burgers here and there, but never got around to writing a review for various reasons. Maybe I’ll revisit those lost burgers at some point (Puritan = great, Grill 23 = not that great) but for now, it’s onto new burgers and new reviews as often as I can. Sorry for the long and semi-pointless intro but away we go… continue reading »

A Burger Challenge from Whole Foods and the Goodwill Grill

July 15th, 2015 by Richard Chudy

WF Burger


A couple of weeks ago, I was challenged on Instagram by the Whole Foods in Melrose. They had caught wind of American Burger Revival and wondered if I could create a burger out of any random collection of ingredients. Of course I am not one to back down from a challenge, especially a delicious beefy burger challenge, so I happily accepted. Off I went to the Melrose store, where I was given a basket of ingredients in which I was tasked to take them home and make a burger out of. Now, I’m not sure I would have sought out grass fed beef, plums, squid, challah bread, pomegranate molasses, ginger and a wedge of Nuvola di Pecora cheese, but I’m glad I did. I created my take on a surf and turf Patty Melt by making a burger topped with mustard fried calamari, plum-harissa cocktail sauce, grilled plums and crispy ginger with melted Nuvola di Pecora. I especially loved the way the cocktail sauce came out, as I incorporated a couple of the plums, harissa, pomegranate molasses and horseradish for a new twist on the old standby.

Now the fun part. On July 25th I will be at the Whole Foods in Melrose as part of their week long 2nd year anniversary party!  You’ll have the chance to taste a delicious burger creation (a new burger to be determined, squid optional) for $5 which includes chips and a soda and all the proceeds will go to the Melrose Veterans Memory Project. Copies of American Burger Revival will also be available for purchase so come on down and say hi!

American Burger Revival, available now!!

May 21st, 2015 by Richard Chudy



Words cannot be expressed. My first cookbook, American Burger Revival, is now available wherever books are sold. I couldn’t be prouder and I hope you all like it too. Please consider picking up a copy, spreading the love and cooking some delicious burgers straight from the pages. Your undying support ever since I started this little blog some eight years ago has led to this exciting moment in my life, and I’m glad you could all be there to share it with me. Cheers to you all!