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So I know it’s been a while, but what a better way to relaunch Burger Blog for the latter half of the summer than with a review of one of the more ridiculous burgers I have in recent memory: the “Longhorn” at Holsteins in Las Vegas. On my most recent... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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So similar to having finally tried Umami Burger last week, I also (in the same week) also finally tried another San Francisco burger staple, Super Duper. For a while now since moving to San Francisco, I’ve driven or walked by their three San Francisco locations (in the Marina, Castro, and... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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I finally did it. After opening its first non-LA location over seven months ago in the Marina, I tried Umami Burger for the first time in my life. It’s name derived from one of the five “tastes” (this one meaning savory), the Umami chain is partially owned by trendy entertainment... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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This past week, I ventured over to Original Joe’s in North Beach with a large group of friends for dinner. Described as the “quintessential, classic San Francisco dining experience”, the restaurant has been recently remodeled and boasts homey, upscale diner-esque décor. The space itself is comfortable, if not a bit... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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A reader sent me the link to an infographic he created, illustrating the nifty (or scary) statistic that by the end of this past year, McDonalds should have sold around 265 billion burgers since it's inception in 1940. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at Burger Blog.
So one of my earliest posts posed the question of whether or not $15 for a hamburger is too expensive based on an SFGate article, which profiled Mission restaurant Locavore’s burger. After many months, I finally ventured down to Locavore to determine for myself whether or not their burger was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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Yes, I realize it’s been over two months since I’ve updated this blog with a mediocre review or hard-to-make-out picture of a burger. But never fear! Here comes your way another post, this time courtesy of Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen. My experience(s) at Wise Sons was one of many paradoxes.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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But still delicious. Chopped brisket sliders from The Porch in Dallas, TX: "coleslaw, horseradish pickle, and BBQ sauce". Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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A few months ago, I ventured to Hayes Valley with a friend to eat at the newly-opened Boxing Room. Billing itself as serving “traditional Cajun and creole dishes of New Orleans and coastal Louisiana,” I found the restaurant after searching for “southern food restaurants san Francisco” in a quest for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at Burger Blog.
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So remember in high school when it was really trendy to start off papers and speeches with the dictionary definition of a word as a jumping off point? Well as cliché and overused at that may be, I can’t help thinking of one word to describe the burger at Wayfare... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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Good evening my loyal(?) readers! I realize that's been a while since I've posted, but with training for a half-marathon, work, and not eating nearly enough burgers as I should, I haven't had much (food) material to work with, but fear not! More posts are on the way... For now,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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After a thoroughly rousing game of homecoming football, where the mighty Cardinal dominated the Huskies 65-21, my friends and I headed to downtown Palo Alto to try out a (very) new restaurant, LYFE Kitchen. LYFE, which stands for Love Your Food Everyday, is the first of what is a planned... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2011 at Burger Blog.
Updating this blog, I generally eat a burger at least once (if not more) a week. So when a friend recommended we try Heirloom Café in the Misson, the first thing I did was check the menu online. No burger. This would be a nice change of pace. Also, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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So I spent the past weekend in Dallas (along with hoards of UT and OU fans) visiting friends and enjoying the many culinary adventures that the city has to offer. I was able to visit some of my old favorites (R&D and it’s amazing burger, natch) and some new (Smoke... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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Bison “Chalet” burger. Beef “Pacific Blue” burger. Beef “Heritage” burger. One order of truffle-parmesan russet fries and one order of truffle-parmesan sweet potato fries. A side salad. Courtesy of Roam Artisan Burgers. Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Burger Blog.
...well, burgers to be exact. I thought I was in over my head with "The best new places for hamburgers", but now SF Weekly has come out with what are apparently San Francisco's top 25 best hamburgers here. I'm a little daunted by 25 burgers, so I ask you, my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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I’ve noticed that people tend to be very divided on restaurants belonging to the Hillstone Restaurant Group—a conglomerate of over 30 restaurants under 12 different brands, all serving similar, but regionally-distinct cuisine. Take this reviewer on Yelp, who was very adamant about his feelings (and not a fan of capitalization,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Burger Blog.
...apparently so, because every week some newspaper or famous food critic publishes a new article about burgers. While that's probably not enough evidence to make a substantiated conclusion (and I wanted to have a really catchy headline for this post), it does seem like burgers are the new "in" food... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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I recently read an excellent article in GQ by food critic Alan Richman about what he describes as the decline of service at new restaurants—especially those that consider themselves “trendy” or “hip.” Unwind on Union, where I recently ate for the second time, is both (relatively) new and (relatively) “trendy”,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Burger Blog.
That’s the question that food writer Michael Bauer asks in this article. Apparently, one of his readers complained about the $15 burger at a restaurant he recently reviewed, Locavore (which I have not yet tried), and he opened up the debate in the aforementioned article. I, personally, do not believe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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They had me at truffle Parmesan fries. After a rather strenuous workout at my local trendy-formerly-a-movie-theatre gym, I headed over to Roam Burgers at Union and Octavia. Roam is big on advertising their grass fed beef and a variety of other meats offered on their menu (turkey, bison, etc.). Of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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A few months ago, Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, ex-Microsoft CTO and avid inventor, released "Modernist Cooking: The Art and Science of Cooking"--a 2,438 page, six-volume culinary dictionary that retails for $625. The book focuses on molecular gastronomy and focuses on the physical and chemical processes that take place while cooking. Included... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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When I first moved to Dallas a couple of years ago, I was told it was famous for two things: shopping and food. Both are correct. Not only does Dallas have shopping malls that could easily be small cities, but the it also has the most restaurants per capita of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Burger Blog.
Whenever I go to dinner with friends, it’s only a matter of time before one of them blurts out, “Well, I know what Jesse is going to get” (assuming there’s some form of burger on the menu). I’m not sure what it is about burgers that appeal to me so... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Burger Blog.
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