Archive for June, 2010

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill

June 27th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

I’ve had so many burgers at this point, some great, some bad, most somewhere in between. But the bad burgers are usually just cooked poorly, or not seasoned properly, flavor is absent but so what? The Remy Burger is not only bad, it’s unprecedented, so offensive it’s almost shocking. And to be honest, there are two things working in it’s favor, but so many misses it completely ruins any hope. First off, the beef has good flavor, Angus beef that delivers, and the Bo-Sauce, which is a spicy, mayo based condiment, packs a punch and comes through as a strong component. But that’s where the positive aspect ends. continue reading »

Russell House Tavern

June 26th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

I wrote a little teaser on our Facebook page a couple days ago mentioning that I had a top-5 Boston burger. I might have jumped the gun a tad, and after thinking it over a few days, I’m not sure it’s better than the one’s ahead of it. Most of the burgers have received very mediocre scores from yours truly, but there are some standouts, and while my initial instinct was to go over the top, I kind of overlooked some past favorites. Which isn’t to say the burger at Russell House isn’t great, it is, but do I like it as much as Toro, Miracle of Science or Flat Patties? Close, but no cigar. continue reading »

The Squealing Pig

June 22nd, 2010 by Richard Chudy

By all accounts, the Squealing Pig should be a great place, a little out-of-the way pub tucked away in Roxbury Crossing, like some secret spot only the lucky one’s know about, hell, even Steph’s cab driver didn’t know the street it was on. (but that could say more about the inept cab driver than anything else) The Squealing Pig could have been that type of restaurant, but it’s not, the service is poor and the burgers are so ordinary it’s not even funny. This is a hospitality business, yes? I think someone forgot to tell our waitress, who might have been having a bad day for all I know, but she was full of attitude. It almost felt like we were intruding or something, never feeling welcome and mostly being ignored the entire meal. continue reading »

A heads-up

June 22nd, 2010 by Richard Chudy

Went to the hot new spot, The Gallows, last night in the South End. Beautiful space, top notch service, and delicious food. Somehow, I did not order the burger, but I am happy to report that my brother and sister did, and both loved it. They must have made it just for me, because it’s West Coast style, which is something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before in a nice restaurant. The fries are excellent, and the Poutine is out-of this world. Can’t wait to go back and try the burger myself, anyone else been yet??

American Craft (CLOSED)

June 6th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

American CraftSometimes poor service can really spoil things for me, and despite my preference for a completely candid review, I always head into a place with a positive attitude. American Craft did it’s absolute best to annoy me from the get-go, starting with the tattooed indie-hostess girl who really made things difficult right off the bat. Banter I enjoy, hell I give it as much as anyone, but in the world of hospitality, it’s not at all necessary.  I don’t like being told there is a twenty minute wait when seats are absolutely plentiful inside, I’m having a hard time imagining VIP reservations at a pretentious “pub” in Brookline, but what do I know. Add all that to beers that were a good inch shy of filling the glass, and I’m grumpy.  Good service and a full beer? Now that’s a different story, and I don’t think it’s asking for too much. continue reading »

Ray Allen needs your help!

June 4th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

During Game One of the NBA Finals last night, we learned that Celtics guard Ray Allen hasn’t eaten a hamburger since he was 19 years old. I haven’t had a burger in over a week and I’m starting to freak out, but 16 years??!! Here at Boston Burger Blog, we are starting a movement to make sure Ray gets his burger, and are looking for your suggestions for ways to make this happen. Spread the word and and let’s see what we can do!