Scarlett Begonia – Santa Barbara, CA As a self-proclaimed carnivore, the words “Farm Fresh” and “Grass Fed” can be quite chilling. While this only refers to the quality of the stages of food production, any words that even hint at vegetarianism are just down right scary. I don’t mean to offend the vegetarians and vegans of the world, but honestly, it brings a tear to my eye whenever I see some...
The Theory of Burgertivity
Santa Barbara Brewing Company – Santa Barbara, CA As I sit at my work desk, counting down the minutes till my lunch break, my thoughts slowly drift from the task at hand to memories of burgers past. During this random yet seemingly reoccurring reflection, I wonder if my best burger days are behind me. What if I already found the perfect burger and have yet to realize it. I pray that I’m wrong...
3 Square Burgers a Day
3 Square Cafe & Bakery - Venice, CA When I’m hungry, and I mean truly hungry, the idea of a pretzel is the last thing that comes to mind. Maybe if I had some German or Austrian heritage things might be different, but unless you’re at a shopping mall food court or raiding your pantry cupboards, I just don’t see pretzels gaining any popularity. So on a random Sunday afternoon, while strolling...
Reinventing Burger Me This!
Dear all BMT fans and followers, I am issuing a formal apology for my 6 month hiatus. You have burger needs and they deserve to be met. I assure you that BMT is back and will continue to provide you with quality burger reporting and in depth burger analysis.
Lab Test: No Urine Cup Necessary, Just Ground Beef
I have been a follower of Burger Me This for my whole life, which is why it is my honor to guest blog on this world-renowned site. How did I earn the chance for this guest blog, you may ask? Through common love of karate, in which we have both earned reputations as some of the top fighters in the world. At the first glance of the menu at the Lab, one of USC’s overpriced restaurants, I...
Brunch Burgers in Boston
Russell House Tavern – Cambridge, MA Today I made one of the saddest realizations of my life. I left a burger behind. And not just any burger, but one that I envisioned and felt determined to bring to fruition. It was exactly a year ago to this day that I enjoyed this beautiful burger and somehow it managed to slip my mind until now. It may be due to its controversial nature, seeing as I decided...
Beauty is in the Eye of the Burger-Holder
Mini Burger - New York, NY Seeing as my previous post told of my slider success, I thought I should follow up with a slider failure. Though I have to say, I never look forward to writing such sad reviews (especially ones where the burger’s beauty far outshines its inner beauty). I won’t go into too much detail on this one, just promise to trust me and not fall in love with the deliciousness...
Point Break Burgers
Longboard’s Grill - Santa Barbara, CA Question: what’s better than one greasy cheesy diner style burger? Answer: 3 greasy cheesy diner style burgers, of course. While I’m constantly on the look out for good burgers, I’m even more vigilant when it comes to awesome looking slider burgers. Though smaller in size, the extra two sliders tend to alleviate any feelings of mourning or loss I...
Welcome to California, Have a Burger
In-N-Out Burger - California Nothing to me sums up California better than In-N-Out Burger. One might even argue that their Double-Double played a part in my recent move to the state. Prior to my move to New York, In-N-Out was my go-to burger joint and being away for the past four years has definitely triggered some serious separation anxiety. In fact, one of the happiest days of my life was...
Here's Looking at You, Shake Shack Burger
Oh Shake Shack… For years you have served as my beacon of burger hope amongst the glitz and glamour that is New York City. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail kept me from your doors. You were my rock, my anchor. A burger upon a hill to which all other burgers were compared and will forever be judged. Sadly, my time on the east coast has come to an end and the two of us must...
PEELS - New York, NY Ordering a burger is never an easy choice, especially when multiple toppings are involved. Hence, I devised a simple set of rules (2 to be exact) to follow when deciding upon a burger. Rule number 1: if a burger is named after the restaurant. Rule number 2: if a burger is deemed to be a special for the night. In my latest burger outing, I was obliged to abide to the...
After Hours Burger Bar
Mikey’s Burger - New York, NY - L.E.S. The Lower East Side of Manhattan has always been a mecca of awesome restaurants and late night foods. Unfortunately, I have never been able to appropriately judge most of my meals seeing as they tend to take place around the hours of 3 and 4 a.m. Nevertheless, there is one restaurant, which has extended beyond a simple late night junk food craving....
Burger Adventure (SXSW Edition)
Hey there Tumblr amigos. So tomorrow morning I am off to SXSW in Austin, TX where I will attend various live music events and frequent as many pubs/bars/saloons as time will allow. However, my main agenda will be, of course, to seek out all the amazing burgers Austin has to offer. I feel confident that I will succeed and return with many glorious burger stories and pictures for all to...
Bistro Burger on the Promenade
Monsieur Marcel - Santa Monica, CA The West Coast has never wronged me when it comes to their burgers. Though I have to admit, I rarely venture outside of California’s drive-ins and diners. All of which seem to feature avocado as their staple burger topping. No complaints I might add. Consequently, I was shocked when the highlight of my So-Cal trip came from a French Bistro burger on the Santa...
A Full Bodied Burger Blend
The Wine Cask - Santa Barbara, CA When out on the town, in search of a good wine, one would not expect to stumble across a burger on a menu normally reserved for crackers and various cheeses. With a name such as Wine Cask, I was definitely caught off guard, as I imagine most would feel. However, I was in California, and with a menu consisting of flatbread pizzas, buttermilk fried chicken, and...
From A to Zin Burger
Zinburger: Wine and Burger Bar - Phoenix, AZ Growing up in Arizona, I imagined that upon my return, I would have a plethora of childhood burger joints to visit. Surprisingly, my burger senses have only recently come into their own and consequently, I never ventured outside of the local drive-thru. Being the case, I made it my mission this trip to seek out the best burgers Phoenix had to offer....
Oh My Burger...
Silver Spurs - New York, NY Alright seriously, I don’t know what the hell I was thinking when I ordered this gigantic monster of a burger. This is something only mad scientists and horror writers should be dreaming up and not the chefs over at Silver Spurs cafe. I have to give them a break though seeing as the menu header entitled “colossal” should have served as fair enough...
Kool Bloo - New York, NY Kool Bloo has consistently remained the most reliable delivery food in New York. I have yet to be disappointed with anything. For the amount of service I have given this restaurant, I pray that one day they’ll reward me…hopefully with a burger of my choice. But I digress. Their Bacon and Cheese Beef Burger represents the basic model for which all burgers should...
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Ruby Ruby Ruby SoHo
Ruby’s - New York, NY A burger, a sandwich, a panini? Whichever way you argue it, Ruby’s Cafe sure got it right. The Bronte burger, as it’s known at this quaint SoHo cafe, is everything and nothing you’d expect in a high quality tasting burger. Ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and cheese rounds out the key burger elements, with no complaints I might add. But what truly...
St. Mark's Sliders
Mark Burger - New York, NY Oh St. Mark’s Place. For the year I lived on your street, you failed to ever disappoint with your seemingly endless supply of food options. Unfortunately, I have to say that your latest restaurant, Mark Burger, has ruined your delicious standards. I hate to use such harsh words when referring to such amazing looking burgers, but once again, looks can be ...
Burger Me Once, Shame on You
Zev’s Burger - Los Olivos Cafe Sirloin meat w/ Tomato, Red Onion, and 1000 Isle Dressing Being a nicer restaurant, I felt less inclined to order a burger. But the sight of this burger’s aesthetics compelled me to overlook the rest of the menu. Unfortunately the flavor failed to parallel this burger’s beauty. I wouldn’t call it a mistake, but it definitely deceived...
A Bad Habit, For a Good Burger
The Habit Burger Grill - Santa Barbara, CA After my visit to USC, I traveled up the coast to Santa Barbara. During my stay, I had a burger which has been near the top of my list for a while, but always seems to slip my mind. This burger, from The Habit Burger Grill, reminds me of the quintessential California burger, though it may be because of its similarity to the In-N-Out burger (which I...
Kappa Sigma Burger Binge
2-9 Cafe - Los Angeles, CA For spring break, I had three things in mind: Beaches, Beers, and, of course, Burgers. And California sure had plenty of everything. First stop was at the 2-9 Cafe, right outside USC’s Frat row. The burger I was persuaded into buying, despite my dislike of sourdough bread, was the restaurant’s specialty, named the Frisco Burger: Grilled on sourdough ...
Shacking Up in Madison Square Park
Shake Shack - New York, NY The best way to begin a burger blog is with the best burger New York has to offer. Shake Shack - simple ingredients and powerful flavor. Meat, Cheese, Bun, enough said. Yeah the sauce is amazing too, but the preparation of these basic burger components are done perfectly, which make the occasional one hour line around Madison Square park worth the wait. Rating:...