In the ultimate too much of a good thing can ruin a burger scenario, Ten Tables in Jamaica Plain fires on all cylinders. Unless of course you subscribe to the theory that the burger is flawed, seriously flawed regardless, it won’t make much of a difference. I secretly love places like this though, in that underground, hidden burger destination that no one is aware of, this is not the typical spot for a burger, kind of in that Craigie mold without it actually being any good. But that’s kind of a major difference. It would have been superb if it were actually superb, but don’t be fooled by the atmosphere, the intimacy, or the cheffy tricks they try to pull. This burger is done-in by a dreadful bun that is about five times the size of the patty itself, and far too many components that all get muddled together. Bacon aioli and A-10 Sauce sound great, and on their own they taste great, but when you pile them onto an already monstrous burger with caramelized onions, cheese and lettuce, it’s too much to handle. Literally. continue reading »
Archive for March, 2011
Pretty cool, a little exposure never hurt anyone, right? So I will be writing columns for the weekly Dig, on the topic of burgers, of course. Here is a link to the first article, on the difference between gourmet and classic burgers. Have an idea for a meat related topic? Send it my way, please. And as always, thanks for reading along, the burger love and support is greatly appreciated.
The message of the Boston-based burger joint b.good is one we can all admire; locally sourced, fresh, healthy ingredients. My friends over at SoChange are working with b.good to help feed children from Boston’s low-income households and promote a wellness environment at Head Start. Head Start helps these children achieve school readiness, self-sufficiency and success in life. If we show b.good that this cause is important to the community by buying $1000 worth of gift certificates, their professional chefs will train the head start food service staff in healthy cooking best practices and and directly feed 470 hungry mouths b.good’s all natural house ground beef so they can return to class refreshed and eager to learn! b.good will put $40 towards feeding needy children for every $20 gift certificate that a SoChanger buys.
As a reader of Boston Burger Blog, I strongly encourage you to help out in any way you can, and please support the cause.