Archive for August, 2009

Lucky’s Lounge with Chef Nick Dixon

August 29th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

Luckys BurgerWe were honored and thrilled to have our first invitation and conversation with a chef in our fair city yesterday, as Chef Nick Dixon of Lucky’s Lounge was gracious enough to have us in, chat about burgers, and fill our bellies up with seared goodness. We want to be upfront about everything, as I’ve said before, we are not journalists, although it may be hard to dismiss the idea that maybe we are becoming such, moreover we are just obsessed with burgers and we want to pass along all our new-found burger knowledge onto you, the reader. I didn’t think, after graduating from culinary school, as much as i loved burgers, that it would become my obsession as much as it has. I thought I’d be cooking fancier foods, innovate dishes and using trendy ingredients. Hell, I’d be the trendsetter. But people don’t want that, I think there’s a time and place for foie gras and sea urchin, but people, for the most part, want familiar foods, they want comfort, so here we are. continue reading »

McGreevy’s

August 24th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

What am I doing here? I’m trapped in a Red Sox dominated, Dropkick Murphy’s run sports bar, not exactly two of my favorite offerings, as Un-Bostonian as that may be. But above all else, I’m here with friends, and it’s a beautiful summer day, and it’s Red Sox-Yankees weekend so why the hell not? Is McGreevy’s a bar that serves food or is it a place to grab some pub food and knock back a few pints while watching the game? I’m not sure, and I’m not sure it matters, but for the purpose of this blog, we want places to eat that serve good burgers. This is not the place to do that. The food isn’t bad, it’s just food, I suppose a purpose is served, of course not for my high standards though. continue reading »

Favorite Quote of the Moment

August 21st, 2009 by Richard Chudy

Fast food is both evil and genius. It can feed a large number of people fairly decently at an affordable price. But the artificial flavors and ingredients are unacceptable. And it’s designed so you can get back to work more quickly. Not good.

-Eric Ripert

U Burger

August 17th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

Full disclosure right off the bat: I have been to U Burger before, three times in fact, and have always liked it. I fully expected it to be among the top three burgers we’ve had so far, before we even went there in critical fashion. But I can’t review places based on reputation from past experiences because that isn’t fair. Maybe I had never tried to look for flaws or maybe I was just like every other red-blooded American because I just wanted a burger. But yesterday, U Burger just wasn’t very good. We may return to places if there is a serious uproar about a low score, but I need consistency. I should be able to walk in to any place on any given day and get their best offering. Yes, I am looking for flaws because that’s the whole point of this blog. We want the best, we’re not just looking to be full. So based on yesterday and yesterday alone, this was a very average burger, and it kills me to say it. continue reading »

Franky ‘N the Boys (CLOSED)

August 14th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

Here we go again, another day, another burger. At this point, burgers are an addiction. It’s my drug of choice, and if I don’t have my fix by week’s end, I’m not a happy camper. I left Franky ‘N the Boys in Brookline Village still a little hungry and overall not completely satisfied. I’m not sure who decided 50’s and/or retro decor was cool again, but I’m not on-board. I hate to harbor on such a small thing, but to me if I even have to mention the decor, it’s probably a distraction and it’s probably not such a good thing. Some of the old looking posters are cool and all, but I hate the red and white atmosphere, it’s just not appealing. continue reading »

Burger Destinations

August 13th, 2009 by Richard Chudy
Still wondering if there are any great burgers in Boston. Sure we’ve had some decent ones, but nothing extraordinary. It doesn’t take much to find a solid burger, but that’s not what we’re about at Boston Burger Blog, we want perfection, we want a burger that goes beyond the normal and takes it to another level. I’m not looking for foie gras or truffles, a burger doesn’t have to be expensive, it should be a food for the people, affordable to all. So even if my chef instincts appreciate an umami-laced beef burger, simple is king, maybe with a little twist. So I ask you, reader of this blog and fellow burger lover, where do you go for a burger in our fair city? What do you look for in a burger? We gladly welcome all thoughts and opinions, share your stories and let’s discuss.