Archive for August, 2011

Busy Tomorrow?

August 17th, 2011 by Richard Chudy

I’m thrilled to be cooking up some burgers at Williams Sonoma in the Back Bay from 6-8 pm tomorrow, August 18th. I’ll be using some of the finest grilling and burger tools available at this fine kitchen store, stop by and say hi and taste some of my creations! Hope to see you all there…

Pops (CLOSED)

August 15th, 2011 by Richard Chudy

The perfect example of “looks better than it tastes,” the Pops burger is a head turner. It’s one of those burgers that once someone orders it, half the people in the room will follow. And why not, a glistening burger with a huge cone of golden fries looks good to everyone, right? Looks can be deceiving, as many choices made with respect to the burger are puzzling and not up to par. The first (predictable) downfall is the use of the much maligned Brioche bun. Quite possibly the largest bun to date, it was mostly over-charred and incredibly sweet to boot, more reminiscent of Challah, but still a massive disappointment. Above average beef flavor couldn’t save this burger, poorly prepared mushrooms and bacon only add to my list of gripes. continue reading »

Want a t-shirt???

August 15th, 2011 by Richard Chudy

I’ve decided to giveaway a prototype of a Boston Burger Blog t-shirt, simply comment on the burger you are most looking forward to try this summer to win. I’ll randomly pick a winner Tuesday evening. Good luck!

The Gallows

August 10th, 2011 by Richard Chudy

It’s about as close to an ideal griddled burger as you’ll find, from conception to execution, The Gallows puts their best foot forward on the burger front. It’s the uncommon treat of enjoying a meal based on actual care and consideration, versus the norm of slapping something between two buns. It’s clear from the moment you are greeted through receiving the bill, this is a tight knit group that actually gives a shit about your dining experience. The burgers, of course, are a delight, the attentive front of the house is really just an added bonus. We sample both the “Our Way” burger (American cheese, grilled onion, iceberg, homemade pickles) and the “Sunnyside” burger (house smoked bacon, American cheese, sunnyside egg) and love them both. Priced at $10 and $15 respectfully, it’s the classic griddled burger I’ve been seeking; crusty exterior, beefy interior, and as juicy and satisfying as the larger Pub burgers I often shun. continue reading »