Archive for October, 2009

Eastern Standard

October 29th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

We might be getting to the heavy-hitters right about now. I’m dying to go to Craigie on Main, Radius, and all the other high end restaurants in town that serve burgers. But, I’m totally aware that these are fine-dining restaurants, not burger specific eateries, and if you don’t think that matters, think again. I fully expect all these “high end” burgers to be outstanding, my expectations are high, and I may not be so kind in my reviews, not that I have been in any way so far. Value is a huge aspect in finding the best burger, in my opinion, and spending any more than $10 is borderline pricey for something that is a food for the people, and should be affordable to all. continue reading »

The Metropolitan Club

October 27th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

It’s been way too long, friends. The burger crawl destroyed one of us, and we felt it was as good a time as any to take a little burger break. But we’re back now, so you can expect plenty of reviews in the coming weeks. Our list of places to check out is ever-growing, but The Metropolitan Club, with it’s $5 burger night on Mondays, seemed like a good place to get back into the swing of things, and save a little money at the same time. I’ll apologize in advance if this review seems a little incomplete, because it sort of is, but honestly I can only review what I eat, not what could have been, so here goes. continue reading »

The Rating System and Our Findings So Far

October 11th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

There probably isn’t anything nerdier than online discussion boards. It doesn’t matter what the topic is, if you find yourself getting defensive or sharing opinions on any topic online, chances are you’re a nerd on the topic. I must be a nerd when it comes to burgers (no news there) because I recently found myself on chowhound discussing the best burgers in Boston. Food is so personal, everyone has different opinions because everything tastes different to all of us. Same goes for music and movies, there will never be 100% agreement on the topic. Find 100 people who love the burgers at R.F. O’Sullivan’s, and I can find 100 people who hate it, myself included. I don’t know if I’m a burger expert, and while it has been kindly pointed out to me that I have only “scratched the surface” so far, I can say, at this point, I don’t know if there are any fantastic burgers in Boston. continue reading »

Changes

October 8th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

Nick has sworn off burgers for a month. Sounds like a bad idea to me, this being a website about burgers and all. I also think I’ve done all I can with this website myself, and I think it may be time for someone with experience to spruce it up a bit. Since we’re not exactly making any money on this blog (advertisers come this way!) I’d love for someone to do it for free, which may be asking a lot I realize, but maybe we can work something out. Please contact me if you or someone you know might be interested. Also, because it’s a sign of the times, Boston Burger Blog is now on Twitter, we’ll see how long/if we can keep it up or if we even like doing it. You can find us as: bostonburger, spread the word!

The Burger Crawl – Worst. Idea. Ever.

October 5th, 2009 by Richard Chudy

miracle in the form of a burgerAh, the Burger Crawl. I’m not sure who’s brilliant idea this was (let’s blame Nick), but I sure as hell promoted it and was as excited as anyone. Six burgers in a day? No problem, I could fast the night before, not eat breakfast and be good to go. It was spaced out perfectly, an hour and a half in between stops, some good walking to stretch us out, surely it couldn’t be that bad?? To be honest, we had an amazing time, despite the lousy weather, and the bloated feeling that we might never eat another burger again, this was one for the ages. Some folks run marathons (or you can be like Katie, run marathons and eat a ton of burgers), some people try to find a cure for cancer. But us, we like our red meat, and lots of it, but that’s nothing new. continue reading »

Completely Torn

October 1st, 2009 by Richard Chudy

“We are not gluttons.” At least that’s what it says on our home page. But it has been called to my attention that, well, perhaps we are gluttons. Privately, I think people eat way too much meat, don’t really appreciate vegetarian cooking and consume way too much food that is generally unhealthy. Publicly, I boast about burgers and how fat tastes good and the burger crawl. Oh my, the burger crawl. I’m sort of a small guy, but I can eat when I have to. Of course nobody has to eat six burgers in a day, but I’m pretty sure I can do it. But I am completely torn lately, I love quality and local ingredients, organic is terrific in the right place and I hate processed foods. But between burgers every week and unhealthy “guy” food every football Sunday, I’m beginning to spiral out of control. I don’t feel good about eating these things, and it totally contradicts everything I stand for professionally. Hopefully I can turn it around, eat a burger once a week at the maximum, and make football Sunday’s a great way to introduce heal