Archive for February, 2010

Garden at the Cellar

February 14th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

Okay, we’ve been a little slow here at Boston Burger Blog in 2010, yes there was TheBurger Bash, which was amazing, but we haven’t done a review since December. Meanwhile, my burger list grows every day, and it’s not always easy to coordinate a burger time for two people (yes, Nick is real) even if I’d love to go once a week. In any case, we headed to The Cellar on Saturday night, not our first go around as we were there for the Burger Crawl, but that day was all about gluttony, not exactly a day spend on enjoying, tasting or analyzing the burger. One thing I did have in mind was the bun, as is always the case the bun is a major factor in my burger experience, and the wrong choice can really mess things up. I love brioche on its own, but rarely does it work in a burger for me, because there’s just too much of it and it can be too rich in taste. The Cellar does its best attempt to make the most pretentious burger it can, using brioche, arugula, grass-fed beef, aioli, and truffle, in an otherwise non-pretentious atmosphere. If you haven’t been, when they say The Cellar, they really mean it, but it’s a great space regardless, perfect to meet friends for a drink or two and enjoy classic pub food done with a twist. continue reading »

Burger Bash 2010

February 3rd, 2010 by Richard Chudy

Boston Burger Battle PosterI was fortunate enough to not only attend but to judge the Burger Bash on Monday night, of course I use the term “judge” loosely, as the three judges really just tallied the votes and presented the trophy to the winning chef. The other two judges being Andrew Rimas, Managing Editor at the Improper Bostonian and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, food writer and burger lover extraordinaire, both much more accomplished than I in the world of food, I was truly humbled to be along for the ride. Chris Lyons, of Chris Lyons PR along with Chef Ken Oringer were the true brains behind the fundraiser and both did an amazing job of organizing the event, which helped raise money towards Autism Awareness. continue reading »