Some places are hyped up and can’t live up to it, other places are praised and have stood the test of time for good reason; Mr. Bartley’s is certainly that of the latter. Right in the middle-of-it-all on Mass. Ave in Harvard Square, this family run business has been serving up Boston’s best burgers for almost fifty years, and they’re not afraid to show it. Bombarded by “Best of” signs from any publication possible and Boston memorabilia scattered throughout, Bartley’s has no shame in showing it’s the tops and that it’s all Boston all the time. But do they live up to it? Well, yes, mostly. continue reading »
I admit that I’m still not sure what this site is going to be all about. When we started, I imagined we would search for that perfect burger, start in Greater Boston and work our way through the country when we could. But its tough. I don’t know that the perfect burger is out there, I mean, is the DB Burger really a burger?
To be fair, we need to look at two categories; the gourmet style (to me, any established restaurant that happens to serve a burger, by all means not fast-food) and the fast-food offerings, which is what I will always favor. At this stage, I think I’m more interested in just sampling every burger possible, ranking them as I taste (burger of the month style possibly, http://www.burgerrankings.com/) and going from there. I firmly believe that Boston is in need of a legitimate food review source. What do we have now? Phantom Gourmet, Yelp, or Zagat? None of these are credible to me, so why not me? I trust my palate, I am professionally trained and I do have an opinion, so take it for what its worth. Or don’t.