My mom, for reasons that might or might not have been clear to me, has been constantly singing the praises of the burger at Canary Square in Jamaica Plan for quite some time now. Finally, on mother’s day, I caved. Not that I thought it wouldn’t be a great burger, but more because I was sort of enjoying the back and forth game of the elusive burger, and the saleswoman pitch she kept giving me. It’s a bustling restaurant on this particular Sunday night, the first warm day/evening in a while, and neighborhood patrons appear as if they have been coming here for years. The service is a tad slow when you want it to be faster, and very quick and short once they realize you are done for the night. continue reading »
I’m doing a giveaway with the good folks at Kayem as part of their new line of artisan sausages. Want some free Kayem swag including a sample of the new sausages? Just drop a comment below telling me what your favorite thing to grill in the summer is. Contest ends tomorrow at noon, and then one lucky winner will be announced. For an extra chance to win, leave an additional comment on my Facebook page or via Twitter. Good luck!!
You know the drill. A simple burger is bound only by its parts and labor. Great beef, bun and fries are more paramount than the burger loaded with a myriad of toppings and the like. Sure, great beef, bun and fries are always important, but if you go the straight-forward route, you are only opening up yourself to a closer inspection with nary a sauce to hide behind. The burger at Cook, in Newton, comes with nothing more than cheddar, lettuce, tomato and onion on their burger, and for $13 is probably about all you can expect from this middling restaurant. continue reading »
In only our second year of #burgermadness , the impossible has happened. After battling back and forth for two full days, and after getting picked up by Barstool Sports (read all about the trolls here), this site crashed during the final hour of voting. Rather than either take the votes for what they were or extend the voting for another hour, finalists The Blue Ox and Park both agreed to a draw. Normally I’d scoff at such a notion, but that’s what the chefs wanted in order to keep it fair. So here we are, the winners of the best burger in Boston are both The Blue Ox and Park. Yes, I realize neither restaurant is technically in Boston, but so what? Clearly the people have spoken (the race at last check was painfully close) and these two restaurants dominated the voting throughout the 64-burger bracket. Hats off to both of them and to everyone else for voting, tweeting and sharing this story over the last few weeks. In total, there were 21,784 votes for this contest, and would have been even more if the site didn’t crash. And the word on the street is that The Blue Ox and Park are going to have a “burger-off” sometime down the road, so check back here for all the upcoming news. Thanks again for another great year!!!
The championship of #burgermadness is in full swing. And the folks at both Park and The Blue Ox are each giving away a $50 gift certificate to two of my readers!! To enter, simply cast your vote in the final match of #burgermadness. After you vote, simply leave a comment here, on Facebook or on Twitter, and don’t forget to include the #burgermadness and include both @parkcambridge and @theblueoxlynn on your tweets. You can enter once here, on Facebook and on Twitter, and after the voting ends this Wednesday at 5pm, I will randomly select two winners (One will receive a gift certificate to The Blue Ox, one will receive a gift certificate for Park). Good luck!!!
The battle lines have been drawn, please vote for your favorite burger in Boston, er Lynn, or Cambridge. Whatever, just vote for your favorite burger to determine the best in the area. Voting starts at noon on Monday and will conclude on Wednesday at 5pm. And away we go…