31 Burgers in May

April 28th, 2016 by Richard Chudy

May is National Burger Month! Looking to go somewhere special for a burger? Look no further…

$1000.00 up for Grabs as Boston Restaurants Celebrate May’s National Burger Month with 31 Burgers in 31 Days
WHAT:            May is National Burger Month and in celebration 31 of Boston’s best restaurants will be highlighting some of the most delicious burger selections in the city. Each of the burgers will be highlighted throughout the entire month of May and can be asked for by name at any of the locations below. Post your photos throughout the month using the hashtag #BostonBurgermonth.

 Up to the challenge of doing all 31 burgers in 31 days? Document your purchases of the select 31 burgers below between Sunday, May 1st, 2016 – Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 and the first qualified* winner to post their photo to Instagram with the hashtag #BostonBurgermonth could win $1000.00! (See Rules Below)

 

WHEN:                        Sunday, May 1st, 2016 – Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

LOCATIONS

& BURGERS:         

 THE BURGER:

Aquitaine South End’s Truffle Bacon Burger

 THE BUZZ:

This burger has history, as one of the first brunch burgers on “Restaurant Row,” and it is served at lunch and brunch with aged cheddar, truffle mayo and pommes frites

 THE BILL:

$16.95

Aquitaine Bar a vin Bistrot – 569 Tremont Street, Boston. 617.424.8577. www.aquitaineboston.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 

 THE BURGER:

Aquitaine Chestnut Hill’s Truffle Burger

 THE BUZZ:

This flavorful locally sourced burger with Vermont cheddar, hickory smoked bacon, truffle mayo and pommes frites is perfect for lunching in Chestnut Hill, and is the perfect sister counterpart to Aquitaine’s Boston location.

 THE BILL:

$16.95

Aquitaine Bar a vin Bistrot, Chestnut Hill – 11 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill. 617.734.8400. www.aquitainechestnuthill.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 

 THE BURGER:

Aquitaine Dedham’s Wagyu Burger

 THE BUZZ:

This lunch special will have anyone shopping at Legacy Place fueled up for more! The upscale burger has smoked bacon jam, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, B&B pickles and hand-cut fries.

 THE BILL:

$16.95

Aquitaine Bar a vin Bistrot, Dedham – 500 Legacy Place, Dedham. 781.471.5212. www.aquitainededham.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 THE BURGER:

Asgard’s Irish Farmer’s Burger

 THE BUZZ:

This Irish-style burger will have you singing “Erin Go Bragh” 365 days a year with Irish bacon, Kerry gold Cheddar, fried egg, lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche roll.

 THE BILL:

$12.50

The Asgard – 350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. 617.577.9100. www.classicirish.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 THE BURGER:

Beat Brasserie’s Gyro Burger

THE BUZZ:

Go Greek with The Beat’s Gyro Burger! Stacked high with Tzatziki, Feta, French Fries, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles and Hot Sauce.

THE BILL:

$18.00 (additional toppings at charge)

Beat Brasserie – 13 Brattle Street, Cambridge. 617.499.0001. www.beatbrasserie.com. Available nightly and during weekend brunch.

THE BURGER:

Beehive’s Prime Burger

THE BUZZ:

Jazz up your burger with a side of live music, served with frites and slaw!

THE BILL:

$18 (additional toppings at charge)

The Beehive – 541 Tremont St, Boston. 617.423.0069. www.beehiveboston.com. Available at weekend brunch, dinner and late-night.

THE BURGER:

Brass Union’s Lamb Burger

THE BUZZ:

Chef Jonathan Kopacz gives a twist to a classic by marrying a lamb patty with caramelized fennel mayo, pickled cucumber and carrot as well as frisee. The masterpiece comes served on a brioche bun with fries.

THE BILL:

$15

Brass Union – 70 Union Square, Somerville. 617.623.9211. www.brassunion.com. Served during normal operating hours.

THE BURGER:

Bukowski Tavern’s Duck Burger

THE BUZZ:

With chef Brian Poe grilling up a mean burger game in Cambridge, the Duck Burger is BBQ and cranberry spiced, topped with truffle rosemary cream and fried onions. Chef Poe also specializes in patties with exotic meats and vegetarian bases.

THE BILL:

$13.95

Bukowski Tavern – 1281 Cambridge Street, Cambridge. 617.497.7707. www.bukowskitavern.net/cambridge-2. Served daily until 1:30am.

THE BURGER:

Burger Dive’s Bacon Burger

THE BUZZ:

No longer just a topping, this original guarantees a mouthful of bacon in every bite! The Bacon Burger is half ground beef and half ground bacon with iceberg lettuce, vine ripe tomato and cheddar cheese.

THE BILL:

$6.99

Burger Dive – 702 Assembly Square Drive, Somerville. 617.628.3300. www.burgerdive.com. Served during normal operating hours.

THE BURGER:

Cask ‘n Flagon’s Cask Burger

THE BUZZ:

Fenway faithful will not be disappointed with chef Donley Liburd’s signature Cask Burger. This half-pound Certified AngusBeef® burger is topped with Big D’s pulled pork, caramelized onions, maple Cajun bacon, Vermont cheddar cheese and chipotle mayo on a toasted pretzel bun, topped with fried pickle chips. Chef Big D also dishes out a Fenway Burger, Old Fashioned Burger, veggie burger and turkey burger.

THE BILL:

$14.99

Cask ‘n Flagon – 62 Brookline Avenue, Boston. 617.536.4840. www.casknflagon.com. Served during normal operating hours.

THE BURGER:

Cobblestone’s Sassy Lassy

THE BUZZ:

Get sassy on your own time. This delicious burger is a short rib, chuck and brisket blend topped with smoked bacon, marmalade jalapeño, Vermont cheddar cheese, tomato and shredded lettuce and is available for dine-in, take-out or delivery.

THE BILL:

$9.99

Cobblestone North End – 217 Stuart Street, Boston. 857-263-8057. www.cobblestonene.com. Available during normal operating hours in addition to take-out and delivery.

THE BURGER:

Cook Newton’s The Cook Burger

THE BUZZ:

Known for his upscale take on classics, chef Turano’s burger of the month ups the ante during National Burger Month with a hearty serving of BBQ pork belly, pepperjack cheese, avocado and onion straws.

THE BILL:

$16

Cook Newton – 825 Washington Street, Newton. 617.964.2665. www.CookNewton.com. Served during normal operating hours throughout May.

THE BURGER:

The Elephant Walk’s “The Diplomat”

THE BUZZ:

As Elephant Walk is known for their unique and delicious take on French/Cambodian fare, this out-of-the box idea is what Chef Nadsa de Monteiro is looking to introduce her neighborhood to. Appropriately named “The Diplomat,” this pays homage to Nadsa’s father who was a diplomat and an ambassador back in Cambodia. It is a PT Farm hamburger melded with unique lemongrass-spice paste topped with pickled Napa cabbage and caramelized on a brioche bun.

THE BILL:

$12.50

The Elephant Walk South End – 1415 Washington Street, Boston. 617.247.1500. www.elephantwalk.com. Served during normal operating hours.

THE BURGER:

Foundry on Elm’s USDA Prime Burger

THE BUZZ:

Chef Shayne Nunes’ signature burger starts off with 8 ounces of USDA Prime beef and an Iggy’s brioche bun and then the building begins. Standard toppings include lettuce, vine ripe tomato and dill pickle and then guests can customize their burger with a collection of additions. For $1 per topping, there is Vermont Cheddar, Swiss and grilled Vidalia onions. For $2 each, there is butcher-cut homestead bacon, a farm egg, Great Hill bleu cheese and a Portobello mushroom.

 

THE BILL:

$14 (additional toppings at charge)

Foundry on Elm, 255 Elm Street, Somerville. 617.628.9999. www.foundryonelm.com. Available during lunch and dinner service.

 

THE BURGER:

Gaslight Lynnfield’s Dry Aged Angus Cheeseburger

 

THE BUZZ:

Gaslight Lynnfield has opened to the North Shore masses and this burger – dry aged with caramelized onions, smoked tomato aioli and hand cut fries – shows the particular care The Aquitaine Group takes to prove their dedication to quality and flavor.

 

THE BILL:

$19.75

Gaslight Lynnfield, 1100 Market Street, Lynnfield, 78.334.3433, www.gaslightlynnfield.com. Available during dinner service.

 

THE BURGER:

The Independent’s Grass Fed Cheeseburger

 

THE BUZZ:

Consulting chef Patrick Gilmartin sources his meat from River Rock Farms (Brimfield, MA) so every bite screams local goodness. Topped with traditional accompaniments, a classic cheeseburger never tasted so good.

 

THE BILL:

$14

The Independent – 75 Union Square, Somerville. 617.440.6022. www.theindo.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 

THE BURGER:

Jerry Remy’s Remy Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Remy’s signature burger is made-from-scratch with cheddar, bacon and crispy onions on a Remy roll. Bring on baseball …and roof-deck season.

 

THE BILL:

$13

Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill at Fenway – 1265 Boylston Street, Boston. 617.236.7369. www.jerryremys.com/fenway. Available during normal operating hours.

 

THE BURGER:

Kinsale’s “The Asgard Burger”

 

THE BUZZ:

With toppings-a-plenty, bring the party to the patty with this over-the-top, melt in your mouth burger! The Asgard Burger is an 8-ounce all-beef burger with lettuce, tomato and onion on a brioche roll. Add your choice of toppings like Irish cheddar, cheddar, Swiss, American, smoked gouda, crumbled bleu, brie, sautéed peppers, mushrooms, onions, avocado, Applewood bacon, onion straws and a fried egg.

 

THE BILL:

$11 (additional toppings at charge)

The Kinsale – 2 Center Plaza, Boston. 617.742.5577. www.classicirish.com. Available during normal operating hours.

 

 

THE BURGER:

Legal Crossing’s Lobster Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Shhh… It’s a secret! Legal Crossing’s Lobster Burger is an “off the menu,” order available by request only, during late night hours at the bar of this Downtown Crossing outpost. It comes finished with wasabi mayo and tempura avocado.

 

THE BILL:

$14

Legal Crossing. 558 Washington Street, Boston. 617.692.8888. www.legalcrossing-boston.com. Available by request at the bar Sunday-Thursday from 10pm-1am and Friday & Saturday from 11pm-1am.

 

THE BURGER:

Legal Sea Foods’ Tuna Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

This “al-tuna-tive” to the traditional burger is made with freshly ground tuna, chili paste, bread crumbs and spices.

 

THE BILL:

$14.95

Legal Sea Foods – all locations. www.legalseafoods.com. Available on the lunch menu.

 

 

THE BURGER:

MET Back Bay’s “The Jacques Burger”

 

THE BUZZ:

An ode to owner Kathy Sidell’s father, this decadent burger marries all of his favorite flavors from the Swiss dish of raclette and won Red Robin’s “Best of the Bash” award at the 2016 Amstel Light Burger Bash in Miami Beach as part of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE. The “Jacques Burger” comes with crisp golden hash browns, Applewood smoked bacon, crispy shallots, Swiss cheese and MET special sauce and is garnished with pickled onion and a cornichon.

 

THE BILL:

$19

MET Back Bay – 279 Dartmouth Street, Newton. 617.267.0451. www.metbackbay.com. Available daily during lunch, brunch and dinner.

 

 

THE BURGER:

Papagayo’s Mexicana Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Spice up your burger with chili dusted fries and wash it down with an ice cold margarita. The Mexicana Burger also comes complete with hand hacked guacamole and pico de gallo.

 

THE BILL:

$9.95

Papagayo – Boston, Somerville & Saugus locations. www.papagayorestaurants.com. Available during lunch and dinner services.

 

THE BURGER:

Pauli’s North End’s “The Big Boy Burger”

 

THE BUZZ:

Pauli’s North End likes to do it big…really big. This burger has onion rings, American cheese, bacon and BBQ sauce, served with French fries.

 

THE BILL:

$9.99

Pauli’s North End – 65 Salem Street, Boston. 857.284.7064. www.paulisnorthend.com. Available during normal operating hours.

 

 

THE BURGER:

Pier 6’s Surf & Turf Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Land and sea collide on this colossal burger! Take it all in while overlooking the city’s skyline on Pier 6’s award-winning roof deck or patio, with 100% Angus Sirloin, fried Island Creek oysters, Vermont cheddar cheese, smoked bacon and chorizo aioli.

 

THE BILL:

$18

Pier 6 – 1 8th Street, Charlestown. 617.337.0054. www.Pier6Boston.com. Available during lunch and dinner services.

 

 

THE BURGER:

Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake’s Matador Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Chef Brian Poe dashes this with “Poe-co Loco” seasoning and finishes it with lettuce and tomato and a choice of toppings.

 

THE BILL:

$12.95 (add $1 for each topping)

Poe’s Kitchen at the Rattlesnake – 384 Boylston Street, Boston. 617.859.7772. www.poeskitchen.com. Served daily until 1:30am.

 

 

THE BURGER:

River Bar’s Grass-Fed Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

At chef Patrick Gilmartin’s Assembly Row hotspot, the grass-fed burger is topped with bacon spring rolls (!), Bulgogi marinade and spicy mayo.

 

THE BILL:

$15

River Bar – 661 Assembly Row, Somerville. 617.616.5561. www.river-bar.com. Served during lunch and dinner service.

 

THE BURGER:

Saloon’s Rodeo Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Giddy up on over to Davis Square to experience chef Shayne Nunes’ Rodeo Burger, a USDA prime patty piled high with Vermont cheddar, crispy onion strings and whiskey BBQ on a brioche bun served with garlic parmesan fries.

 

THE BILL:

$16

Saloon – 255 Elm Street, Somerville. 617.628.4444. www.saloondavis.com. Available nightly until 10pm.

 

 

THE BURGER:

Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen’s Wagyu Chipotle BBQ

 

THE BUZZ:

Combining the classics with a Sip-twist this popular hot-spot is known for, this burger is available nightly at the bar and features Vermont cheddar and tempura fried onions.

 

THE BILL:

$18

Sip Wine Bar and Kitchen – 581 Washington Street, Boston. 617.956.0888. www.sipwinebarandkitchen.com. Available nightly at the bar.

 

 

THE BURGER:

TAMO’s TAMO Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

The Seaport Hotel’s restaurant and bar concept overlooking Boston Harbor dishes out a signature TAMO burger with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, lettuce and tomato on a brioche bun.

 

THE BILL:

$16

TAMO at the Seaport Hotel – One Seaport Lane, Boston. 617.385.4304. www.tamobar.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 

 

THE BURGER:

The Tip Tap Room’s Steak Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Chef Brian Poe’s Beacon Hill hotspot steps up its game by trading in ground beef for steak, and finishing it with a veal demi, A1 aioli and Tip Tap dressing.

 

THE BILL:

$12.95

The Tip Tap Room – 138 Cambridge Street, Boston. 857.350.3344. www.thetiptaproom.com. Served daily until 1:30am.

 

 

THE BURGER:

Turner’s Grill & Market’s The Salmon Burger

 

THE BUZZ:

Seafood lovers can have their cake and eat it too, with a burger made healthy! This Salmon Burger has a sesame seed crust and is topped with an Asian sauce and cucumber slaw, served alongside sweet potato fries.

 

THE BILL:

$13

Turner’s Grill & Market – 506 Main Street, Melrose. 781.662.0700. www.turners-seafood.com. Served during normal operating hours.

 

 

*Rules:

Contestants must purchase each highlighted burger from all 31 locations listed above between Sunday, May 1st, 2016 – Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 and have valid proof of purchase demonstrating that each purchase was made by the individual submitting documentation. There will be only one cash prize of $1000.00 paid out and the winner is responsible for all taxes in association with this prize. The 1st individual to meet the above requirements and post a photo with the hashtag #Bostonburgermonth to Instagram or twtter will be deemed the winner if above criteria are met.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Lin says:

    FYI, Legal DTX: this is no special late-night burger, lobster or otherwise, according to my visit on Friday night, May 13. Bartender asked the chef who relayed back that this was something they did in 2015 but not this year.

  2. Lin says:

    Oops, meant to say *there* is no special burger…