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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.

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American Burger Revival, available now!!

May 21st, 2015 by Richard Chudy

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Words cannot be expressed. My first cookbook, American Burger Revival, is now available wherever books are sold. I couldn’t be prouder and I hope you all like it too. Please consider picking up a copy, spreading the love and cooking some delicious burgers straight from the pages. Your undying support ever since I started this little blog some eight years ago has led to this exciting moment in my life, and I’m glad you could all be there to share it with me. Cheers to you all!

American Burger Revival, pre-order

February 25th, 2015 by Richard Chudy

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My first cookbook, American Burger Revival, is now available for pre-order!! So what are you waiting for, reserve your copy now and be the first to receive the book when it comes out in May. Thanks for all the support!!

Almost here…

January 28th, 2015 by Richard Chudy

Yes, almost a year in the making, but my first cookbook (co-written with the incredible Sammy Monsour) will be on the shelves this May. American Burger Revival will be just that: an irreverent look at America’s most precious handheld pastime food item, with some modern twists and our completely unique and (hopefully) original outlook on a classic. It was an incredible journey, those of who have written a cookbook before know what I’m talking about. Each deliberation, creative brainstorming session and tweaks and re-tweaks in the kitchen made it all worthwhile and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in all of this. Sammy is a master in the kitchen and his ideas and passion made this book what it is. We got the book we always envisioned thanks to the incredible team at Union Park Press and we can’t wait to spread our burger love (take that however you want) into your home and kitchen in just a few months. Here are a couple of teaser pics I wanted to share. Thanks as always for all the support and love along the way, I couldn’t have done it without all of my dear readers throughout the years.

– Richard

 

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5 classic NYC Burgers you have to eat

October 23rd, 2014 by Richard Chudy
This is a guest post by Rev Ciancio, director of marketing at Burger Maker and the founder of The Burger Week, a 7 day series of events celebrating all things hamburger. 
While I’ve spent a lot of time in Boston, I really haven’t eaten a lot of Burgers there. In fact, at this point, it’s one of those cities where I wouldn’t really be able to even give someone a list of recommendations off the top of my head. When I am in need of Burger knowledge in Beantown, one of my sources is the Boston Burger Blog. Richard’s passion for a good Burger and a desire to share them creates a great source of knowledge for those looking to get Boston Burger Crazy. When Richard and I decided to create some content for each other, I thought to myself what would I want to know from him that would help me to determine where I should eat Burgers in Boston. Do I want the latest and greatest or am I looking to go old school? Am I interested in the hippest spots? Am I looking for some fancy Chef driven gourmet Burgers? Well the answers to all of those questions are basically some form of yes, however it’s not where I would want to get started. I want to eat where it started. I want to chow down on the Burgers that make Boston a Burger town. Give me the Classics. Show me the old school joints that have been setting the Burger pace for years and years because having a foundation is an important way to start anything. So with that, allow me to do that for you about the city I call home, New York City. 

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Thumbs up, thumbs down

September 14th, 2014 by Richard Chudy

Sometimes, a quick detour away from the burger game might need to be in order. I don’t need to delve too far into the review game aside from burgers, nor do I intend to. But every now and then I have some opinions on things (shocking) that have nothing to do with our dear burger (even more shocking).

I haven’t gone out quite as much lately, but a quick thumbs up, thumbs down:

Thumbs Up: Rialto. I’d only been once, and had a ho-hum burger experience years ago. But a few weeks ago with my sister in town, we sat at the bar, had a few stellar bites and solid cocktails, and were on our way. For a mere $15 we enjoyed Arancini, Duck Pate and Stuffed Fried Olives. Jody was in the house which was nice to see, and it was the perfect, laid-back setting we needed and the food was as delicious as can be.

Thumbs Down: La Brasa. The menu reads so well but it fell very short for me. Even though it looks like every other restaurant nowadays, I still dig the look. On a recent Saturday night we sampled a number of dishes, all missing the same ingredient across the board: salt. It’s amazing how often this seemingly simple aspect trips up major restaurants constantly. Two carrots split in half and served with a watery, one-note mole´ain’t gonna cut it. Neither will $17 for one piece of over-cooked fried chicken, or $8 for about a cup of uninspired and greasy fried rice. But apparently I’m on the outside looking in, because media darlings, bloggers and the like seem to love it.

I don’t believe in off-nights, I believe in the power of consistency. Not the easiest feat to achieve I realize, is one visit fair to write something off? Maybe, maybe not.