Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Pleasure vs pain: the triple-burger tasting menu


In the last month I've been privy to a new kind of burger-eating experience: that of the gut-busting three-burgers-in-one-sitting burger tasting menu. Here's the deal, diners are served a three course meal - only every course is a beef burger, each one showcasing a particular flavour concept. I've actually experienced three-burgers-at-once TWICE in the last month...

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Jonathan Blaustein: The Value of a Dollar


Jonathan Blaustein's photographic project The Value of a Dollar, in which he documents numerous food items bought for a dollar, is no stranger to the blogosphere. However, I'd never seen it until a day or two ago and so I thought I'd show it here...

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Soho Hotel Refuel Restaurant Soho Burger

£15.50 with fries. Served in a croissant bun with avocado, it's different, I'll give it that. But there's something missing here...

Having eaten three burgers in one sitting the previous evening, the decision to have a burger for lunch at the Soho Hotel with a friend on Tuesday was an impulsive one that my wife-to-be, and indeed my GP, would undoubtedly have advised strongly against. However, what I like to believe is that by blogging about it – my blatant probably-need-help-greediness is somehow validated...

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Burger & Barrel Bash Style Burger (NYC)

$15 including fries and onion rings. Burgerac's authoritative new reviewer, Major Tightbuns, has just filed a most favourable report from NYC...
The newest addition to the Burgerac reviewing team, MAJOR TIGHTBUNS found himself (and his deputy) in NYC's Soho district last week on a sweltering summer day with just one mission in mind: to check out Burger & Barrel's highly rated burger menu – and the joint's Bash Style Burger revealed to them why it's an award-winning jewel in its burger-shaped crown...

Monday, 15 August 2011

Sarah Illenberger McForest burger


Every now and then I have the misfortune to encounter a burger that's about as tasty as a plank of wood. However, until now, I'd never clapped eyes on a burger actually made from wood. This image of a wooden burger popped up the other day on Sight Unseen blog on which there's a great interview with the Berlin-based illustrator who created it, Sarah Illenberger...

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Friends With You: Mr TTT

Meet Mr TTT. He's the plushest burger toy around and pretty much the main man in the Burger Bunch – a series of plush (soft) toys from Miami-based good vibes crew, Friends With You...

Friday, 5 August 2011

Westville Cast Iron Turkey Burger (NYC)

Yes, that's right, a turkey burger: $10 with a choice of fries or salad thrown in for good measure. And they deliver. Good times!


If you consult The Westville Cookbook, founder Jay Strauss will tell you that other than the built-in flavorings provided by a "well-used cast iron pan," the only other secret to his succulent turkey burger is a liberal seasoning of salt'n'pepper. Served on a toasted Portuguese muffin, this simple burger is something of a departure from my usual meaty adventures – but it turned out to be a deliciously worthwhile gamble...

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Burgerac's My 7 Links

I don't really know much about it, but I was nominated by the hunger-inducing Skinny Bib blog to participate in Tripbase's My 7 Links project – where bloggers post links to stories on their blog in response to seven different prompts: Your most beautiful post; your most popular; your most controversial; your most helpful; a post which was surprisingly successful; a post which didn't get as much attention as it deserved; and the post that you are most proud of. Yup, I can do that, so here goes...