Archive for December, 2010

Green Street Grill

December 24th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

At its best, a thin burger patty is greasy, fatty, and utterly juicy and irresistible from start to finish, at its worst, a thin burger patty is dry, rubbery and reminiscent of a Burger King double cheeseburger. Sadly, the Bacon Double Cheeseburger served at Green Street Grill is the latter. And it is sad, every burger deserves to be great and loved, and if you know me, you know I love thin burgers, West Coast style as we say here, but this burger just doesn’t work. The interior and atmosphere are top-notch, but as Nick points out, most of the places we go to have a great atmosphere, and usually the burger isn’t up to our ridiculous standards. It’s lively and open, clean and comfortable, a place I would return to, for drinks anyway, not so much for the food. continue reading »

2010, a year in Burgers

December 23rd, 2010 by Richard Chudy

Might have to wait until after the New Year for my 2010 burger review, so I’ll start with you, all the burger lovers out there. What was the best burger you had this year? What was the worst burger? Best fries? Burger you can’t wait to try in 2011? I await your response…

Cafeteria

December 17th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

I can usually detect when a burger will be memorable or when it will be forgettable, sometimes I day dream before heading into a place that this may be the one, the best burger I’ve ever had, or at least a new favorite that I can rave about. Cafeteria, at least on paper, looked very promising; griddled, house sauce, Parmesan fries. What’s not to love? Also priced at $12, which I believe to be almost the perfect price because it could be delicious enough without breaking the bank, superior to some mediocre pub burger and not snobby like some $16 burger. A guy can dream, but Cafeteria failed on almost every level, a real bummer for what sounded so damn promising. continue reading »

T-shirt Giveaway!!

December 17th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

And not just any t-shirt giveaway, I’m talking burger t-shirts! The good folks at Fibers have been generous enough to give a free burger shirt to one lucky reader, all you have to do to enter is leave a comment below and tell me where your favorite burger in Boston is and I will randomly select one winner. And I swear I reserve the right to eliminate anyone who mentions O’Sullivan’s or 5 Guys. I’m kidding of course, or am I?? Go ahead and test me…. I’ll leave this contest open for a few days, good luck, and please visit the fibers website and check out these links in the meantime to think about the shirt you might want!

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The Publick House

December 17th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

I’ve come to expect sub-par service based on specific locations, Brookline being one of them, as poor customer service doomed sister restaurant American Craft a few months ago, a visit to The Publick House wasn’t that much different. And it’s a pretty similar burger experience too, although admittedly better and less pretentious to boot. The burger options are pretty similar, nothing is pre-set, you’re pretty much on your own to create your burger, this time with more mainstream condiments. $12 will buy you a hamburger, and all other topping come in at a mere .75 cents, which I can live with. I go with cheddar and a chili aioli, just to mix things up a bit. All served up on a pretty typical Bulkie roll, it’s a pretty typical Pub burger with a much better beer list. continue reading »

Charley’s (CLOSED)

December 13th, 2010 by Richard Chudy

You have to do better than that, folks. Charley’s is fine, but anyone who has suggested this as the “best burger in Boston” has to be kidding themselves. Look. there’s nothing fundamentally wrong with this Newbury Street operation, it’s a saloon, with an old-school, plain-Jane menu that happens to have a couple of burger options on the menu. But barely, you can order a hamburger, cheeseburger, bacon cheeseburger, or an au poivre burger. (which oddly does not mention pepper in the description) All served up on a Pletzel roll, (no not a typo, could have fooled me too) with cheddar cheese, and pathetic lettuce and tomato pushed to the side. The bun is actually decent, dressed with poppy seeds, it is not too thick and not too thin, with a good chew but lacking any crispy crust. continue reading »