Articles tagged ‘oysters’

Island Creek Oyster Bar

February 24th, 2016 by Richard Chudy

ICOB Burger

Remember when I used to write a new burger review as often as once a week? Me neither. It wasn’t necessary a conscious choice, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure how eager I was to get back into it after the release of American Burger Revival. I felt even more connected to the local burger world but in some ways felt it was as good a time as any to take a break, catch my breath, and well, start eating a little better along the way. Ultimately I knew I had to get back into it all. We’ve really been pushing and growing our personal chef business so that has been the focus from a professional stand point, and even though burgers are/were part of my identity, it wasn’t the only game in town, if you will. I’ve eaten a few burgers here and there, but never got around to writing a review for various reasons. Maybe I’ll revisit those lost burgers at some point (Puritan = great, Grill 23 = not that great) but for now, it’s onto new burgers and new reviews as often as I can. Sorry for the long and semi-pointless intro but away we go… continue reading »

Neptune Oyster

January 28th, 2011 by Richard Chudy

Often praised and spoken about, the burger at Neptune Oyster in the North End was my next destination is search of the best burger in Boston. To no surprise, the menu is dominated by fresh seafood, leave it to this nitwit to order one of two dishes on the menu that featured beef, it felt like I was ordering off the kids’ menu. It’s my fault for thinking this burger would be excellent, how could a burger be any good at a seafood restaurant? It’s different, I’ll give you that, maybe that’s why it’s so beloved, when do you ever see a burger with fried oysters? I feel that too often people like or dislike their meals before they even eat. Brioche, ground beef, garlic mayo, oysters and relish may sound appealing, but does it actually work well together? In my opinion, it does not, too much burger and way too much bun overwhelm everything else in this burger, despite being pretty well seasoned.

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