Thursday, 24 January 2013

[Submit Your Burger] The Diner SuperBowl 2013 Party Submissions

GET READY FOR SOME BURGER PORN.

I've had loads of amazing burger submissions to win 2 x tickets to The Diner's 2013 SuperBowl party on Sunday 3 February. In fact I've spent so much time drooling at all the fantastic #BurgerPorn that I just had to share it all with you!
Check out the all the submissions below, and remember you can submit YOUR burgers at any time for a chance to be featured in one of the regular Burger Me! burger roundups.

Trailer Trash burger
Trailer Trash burger from the Pitt Cue Trailer
Submitted by: Ollie Emery
Burger: Trailer Trash burger
Location: Pitt Cue Trailer, Southbank
What did you think?: This was on my birthday last year, my missus surprised me with this little feast followed by a trip to the theater. The burger is from the Pitt Cue Co summer stall on South Bank and it was called "Trailer Trash" - A deep fried macaroni cheese pate with pulled pork and all the standard Pitt Cue Co garnish! Washed down with a Brooklyn, I could not have asked for anything more that day. FIT FIT FIT.


Cheeseburger from CUT, 45 Park Lane
Cheeseburger from CUT, 45 Park Lane
Submitted by: Barry Donovan
Burger: Cheeseburger
Location: CUT, 45 Park Lane
What did you think?: This is from CUT at 45 Park Lane. It was a perfect burger. Black angus beef with melted Ogleshield all wrapped up in a bun which squashes nicely around the patty. And don't forget the shallot-jalepeno marmalade! You might be paying extra for the name and the location, but it's so worth it.

Diablo burger from The Diner
Submitted by: Chris Light
Burger: Diablo
Location: The Diner
What did you think?: Diablo burger from The Diner with an 8oz fillet, chuck and shortrib patty, pulled pork, smoked bacon, American cheese and, most importantly, gherkin. Although not the greatest burger I've ever had, it was the greatest surprise. I had minimal expectations, but as I sat there eating this bad boy, after every bite my friend and I were looking at each other to make sure we were both as blown away as each other. Incredible caramelised flavours, a medium rare that was actually a medium rare and the perfect balance of condiments and extras.

Lucky Chip burgers
Lucky Chip burgers
Submitted by: Kate Wolfe
Burger: Freddy Kruger and Royale wit Cheese
Location: Lucky Chip @ Slider Bar
What did you think?: Bit of a cheat, but here's 4 of the best from the London legends Lucky Chip at Slider Bar. My two sliders in the fore-view are the Freddy Kruger and the Royale wit cheese. I won't tell you why they're so great because everyone should either have been to Lucky Chip already of else needs to get down there immediately and find out for themselves. Burger benchmarkers.

Kua'Aina Chilli burger
Kua'Aina Chilli burger
Submitted by: Steve Barlow
Burger: Ortega Chilli Burger
Location: Kua'Aina
What did you think?: Kua'Aina Ortega Chilli Burger. Soho, London. Cooked to perfection. Fresh, tasty. A kick from the chilli and accompanied by great beers from the Maui Brewing Company

In-N-Out Burger
In-N-Out Burger
Submitted by: Stephen Mccarty
Burger: All of them.
Location: In-N-Out
What did you think?: The home of the best burgers...


Byron Triple Cheesemas burger
Byron Triple Cheesemas burger
Submitted by: Jon Cook
Burger: Triple Cheesemas Burger
Location: Byron Hamburgers
What did you think?: I had the Byron Special burger in December - the triple Cheesemas, and I have to say, it was absolutely epic. The 3 layers of different cheese made the double burger very dirty and with it being cooked medium rare was just stunning. Definitely the best Byron special burger yet!


Stiff Arm burger from The Diner
Stiff Arm burger from The Diner
Submitted by: Jon Dale
Burger: Stiff Arm Burger
Location: The Diner
What did you think?: Stiff Arm burger from Soho diner tasting session. Beef patty, plus deep fried pulled pork and cheese patty. Immense burger, with some huge flavours, but maybe just a bit too much going on. Pulled Pork patty is awesome though.

Forty Burger from Two Nights Only
Forty Burger from Two Nights Only
Submitted by: Amar Dattani
Burger: Forty Burger
What did you think?: Of course it is the Forty Burger I had at TwoNightsOnly earlier this year.

Smokey Robinson from Patty & Bun
Smokey Robinson from Patty & Bun
Submitted by: Kate Beard
Burger: Smokey Robinson Burger
Location: Patty & Bun
What did you think?: This is the heaven-on-earth that is the Smokey Robinson burger from Patty and Bun. It's named after the lead singer of The Temptations, and that is exactly what it is - seductive temptation in burger form. Look at it. A juicy, plump, perfectly-formed patty, slightly charred on the outside but tender and pink on the inside. A smothering of gooey, stringy cheese, dripping onto your fingers and hands. "Mounds" of sweet, slippery caramelized onions, spilling out of either side. A few slices of bacon, cooked to that happy medium between floppy and crispy. Fresh lettuce and tomato. A generous smear of their "smokey P&B mayo". A shiny, toasted brioche bun, strong enough (barely) to hold it all in. It's eyes-rolled-in-the-back-of-your-head good. It requires at least 7 sheets of kitchen roll to clean up the aftermath, but you'll forget that until you surface on the other side of your burger experience, wide-eyed and blinking, wondering if you'll ever taste one that good again. But you know you will - you're already planning your return visit.


© Thomas Bowles
Submitted by: Tom Bowles
Burger: I've got an idea!
What did you think?: This is an extremely Rare Burger. From one of the greats. A simple idea, bun, lettuce and Bulb. Brilliant. It truly is a one off.


Fred Smith Chilli Cheeseburger
Fred Smith Chilli Cheeseburger
Submitted by: Addison Capper
Burger: Chilli Cheeseburger from Fred Smith
What did you think?: It might be a bit unoriginal...but mine's of Fred's chilli cheese from the Burger Bash. The quality isn't great (yeah, cheers Blackberry), but the little number looks so innocent. Little do innocent eyes know about it. You were there, I believe, so I don't really feel the need to digress any further. It's a Fred Smith burger topped with slow-cooked oxtail chilli and fresh chilli brought from Mexico...I mean, what is NOT to like? Ridiculous.


Black Palace Burger from MEATMarket
Black Palace Burger from MEATMarket
Submitted by: Mica

Location: MEATMarket
What did you think?: The enormous Black Palace burger from MEATmarket! Two beef patties, cheese, pickles, ketchup, mustard and a mountain of juicy grilled onions! Apart from being delicious, it was the hottest burger I've ever eaten (in temperature!). Delicious.

Goodman Cheeseburger - Canary Wharf
Goodman Cheeseburger - Canary Wharf
Submitted by: Hugh
Burger: Cheeseburger
Location: Goodman Canary Wharf
What did you think?: Take-away cheeseburger from Goodman Canary Wharf. A meaty 6oz patty topped with tomato, lettuce and red onion, held together well in a good-looking bun - for £6.50. This had good flavour, although take-away burgers often seem to lack the extreme juicy, sauce-dripping qualities of their sit-in equivalents. The chips were well worth the extra £2.50 - thick-cut and the perfect combination of crispy and fluffy, they were easily some of the best chips I've tasted. All topped off with an extra portion of burger sauce (50p) and the convenience of calling up and collecting my burger in the space of ten minutes. A beautiful thing.

Diablo from The Diner
Diablo from The Diner
Submitted by: Clint H
Burger: Diablo
Location: The Diner
What did you think?: This is a Diablo, the burger that I fell in love with due to its size and the state of my napkin afterwards! See how the cheese is hugging the med-rare pattie, it later melted into every mouthful. And the bacon! This burger is of course from the Diner. I know it's shameless but I want to win those SuperBowl tickets! :)

Burger from Burger & Lobster
Burger from Burger & Lobster
Submitted by: Ned
Location: Burger & Lobster
What did you think?:  Burger from Burger & Lobster, went for a friends 30th, we all had lobster as a side to the burger....

Cheeseburger from the Ad Cod
Cheeseburger from the Ad Cod
Submitted by: Nick Flood
Burger: Cheeseburger
What did you think?: Took my then fiancĂ©e to experience what was said to be one of the best burgars in London at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea. We got there early to avoid disappointment and both loved our cheeseburger's with triple cooked chips. Have spent months recommending to everyone! All thanks to me finding this website!

Burger at The Talbot
Burger at The Talbot, Dalston
Submitted by: Clare
Burger: Beef burger
Location: The Talbot
What did you think?: This meaty monstrosity (*sigh*) will hands down remain my undisputed best burger of 2012. It was a warm summer day in July, my hangover was mild and, after 30 mins in a queue for Euros at Dalston Post Office, my desire for beef burning strong. The Talbot is a chilled out boozer in Dalston/ De Beauvoir with super comfy sofas where you can kick back and truly get a burger in and around the face. As you can see, the ratio of meat to bread is heavily in favour of the meat, which is important for (semi) figure conscious ladies like myself. The salad was fresh and the bread soft, delicious and, surprisingly, remained intact throughout. The burger is served rare with a selection of sauces (tom, mustard) and a chutney option which went perfectly with my choice of blue cheese topping. I snuck a few of the fries in with the burger too, just to maximise the saltiness, then used the remaining ones to wipe up the blood. I can't remember how much it was, which really means it doesn't matter. Oh goodness, I'm dribbling again...

MeatMarket Dead Hippie
MeatMarket Dead Hippie
Submitted by: Nick Byrne
Burgers: Dead Hippie burger
What did you think?:   The unmistakeable rough-edged beauty of the craftmanship of the MeatMarket team, this is a Dead Hippy. This place is in my top 3 joints in town, how they achieve a perfect medium pink within two patties astounds and pleases me in equal measure.
Patty & Bun Ari Gold
Patty & Bun Ari Gold
Submitted by: Nick Byrne
Burgers: Ari Gold
Location: Patty & Bun 
What did you think?: I have taken many pictures of burgers, but this is the best. It's Patty & Bun's Ari Gold, in all its glory. This was taken before P&B's fantastic restaurant opened in Bond Street, when Joe and the crew were popping up testing there burgers everywhere they could. By the time this was taken, they had absolutely nailed their perfect burger. I've made myself too hungry now, off to trudge through the snow to go get one.

Byron with American Cheese
Byron with American Cheese
Submitted by: Nick Byrne
Burgers: American Cheeseburger
Location: Byron
What did you think?: The Byron, with American cheese. I had just returned from a long journey overseas, and needed to get a decent burger in quickly. This thing hits the spot. The beef is a blend of skirt, chuck and brisket, I believe, and tastes excellent. Just an all around satisfying burger.


Submitted by: Tofu
Burger: Homemade double patty with bacon
Location: Chez Viv
What did you think?: Not sure if this counts, it was definitely in London, but does my own garden count? This isn't a fancy burger we went out for, more so it was our own bbq in the garden summer 2009. However what makes it special, is the fun we had that academic year, and it was a great way to cap it off.  We had just passed our 1st year exams at medical school, and booked a trip to europe. Not sure if it was such a good idea, as bbqs can sometimes be the cause of many dodgy stomachs, but we decided to have a bbq anyway as the sun was out. We sandwiched two beef burger patties together using mature cheddar and ketchup as the glue, and well...nothing says celebration more than a bit of bacon. Probably not the best burgers, but most memorable by far. 

Piggie Burger from Bar Boulud
Piggie Burger from Bar Boulud
Submitted by: Louise
Burger: PIggie Burger
Location: Bar Boulud
What did you think?: The Piggie Burger from Bar Boulud. One of my faves and not too cumbersome so can be eat in a vaguely ladylike fashion!

Jen eating 'The Legend' in Edinburgh
Jen eating 'The Legend' in Edinburgh

Submitted by: Jen
Burger: The Legend
Location: Edinburgh
What did you think?: Ate this monster in Edinburgh -- a 12oz double burger, with emmental, gherkins, onion rings and tomato chutney. They call it a legend back home -- I was a legend for finishing it. ;) (I don't have a picture of my burger, so I hope this graphical representation will suffice.)

Forty Burger from Two Nights Only
Forty Burger from Two Nights Only
Submitted by: James Alexander
Burger: Forty Burger
Location: Exmouth Arms
What did you think?: James Morgan's special 'Two-Nights-Only' 'Forty-Burger'. It stands out as the pinnacle among the many burgers, and there's been a lot, that I've eaten over the years. All the ingredients from the forty-day aged beef to the carefully selected pickles complemented each other. It was good perfectly and each bite was a symphony of tantalising sensations!

Elliot's Burger
Elliot's Burger
Submitted by: Tracie Cowin
Location: Elliot's Cafe
What did you think?: Elliot's Cafe and Brett Redman's amazing burger. What's not to love about Elliot's burger. Sourcing incredible Ginger Pig meat, this is a burger for a true connoiseur as it features aged comte and a bun with dill brushed on the inside. The love and care that goes into making this burger is rewarded by the taste; each bite providing a taste-explosion. Elliot's Cafe never fails to deliver when a good burger is desired.

Dead Hippie from MEATMarket, Covent Garden
Dead Hippie from MEATMarket, Covent Garden
Submitted by: Martin Green
Burger: Dead Hippie
What did you think?: MeatMarket, Dead Hippie Burger, just so delicious and messy, every inch perfect!! Alongside a Bourbon shake, and I'm as happy as a patty in a brioche bun!!  

Pastrami Swiss Burger at MeatMission
Pastrami Swiss Burger at MeatMission
Submitted by: Will Yates
Burger: Pastrami Swiss Burger
Location: MEATMission
What did you think?: @TheDinerTweets Superbowl comp entry of a Pastrami & Swiss @MEATmission.

Double tiger style burger from The Globe, Brighton
Double tiger style burger from The Globe, Brighton
Submitted by: Vincent Gandey
Burger: Double Tiger Style burger
Location: The Globe Pub, Brighton
What did you think?: Double Tiger Style burger from The Globe Pub in Brighton. great because of the tiger style sauce and juicy patties.

Homemade bacon cheeseburger
Homemade bacon cheeseburger
Submitted by: Tobias Davis
Burger: Bacon Cheeseburger
Location: Chez Tobias
What did you think?: Maple cooked applewood smoked bacon, homemade 30%fat beef patty, american cheese, mayo, mustard and ketchup, accompanied by sweet sliced dill pickles all in a lightly toasted 25cm cholla bun.

Honest Burger, Brixton
Honest Burger, Brixton
Submitted by: Stephen Kenee
Burger: Honest Burger
What did you think?:  Rosemary chips were cooked to perfection and totally delicious. The coleslaw was light and refreshing, lacked a little depth of flavour but a good effort all in all. Now the main attraction - the burger. Good bun and nicely sized patty. Initial few mouthfuls were good but felt a little under seasoned and maybe a tad over cooked. However, this in improved with every mouthful (sign of a truly good burger) and I found myself in a state of mourning after the last. The quality of the meat was undeniable and there just the right amount of fat. Bun held up to the task admirably although the glaze could have been a touched crisper. Overall Impressive stuff and an easy 8 out of 10.

Cheeseburger from RougtMarin, Zagreb
Cheeseburger from RougtMarin, Zagreb
Submitted by: Martin S
Burger: Cheeseburger
Location: RougeMarin
What did you think?:  This came from RougeMarin in Zagreb, Croatia. We had been at a music festival, bussed it for 5 hours through the country, got to Zagreb, and then foursquare recommended this place to our tired selves. Excellent burger with all the trimmings, in the sunshine next to the tree that was growing through the restaurant roof. And less than £7 for 2 of them with 2 coffees! Love Croatia.

Burger Breakout Whisky Beast
Burger Breakout Whisky Beast
Submitted by: Mitesh Shanbhag
Burger: Whisky Beast
Location: Burger Breakout
What did you think?: Whisky Beast at Burger Breakout. It looked awesome but was dreadful to eat. Meat was cold, sauce not evenly spread, and the bun too dry. 

Double American with Triple Cheese
Double American with Triple Cheese
Submitted by: Pete R.
Burger: Double American with Triple Cheese
Location: Meeri's Grill
What did you think?: This delicious fellow is called Double American with Triple Cheese and it can be found in Tornio, Finland at Meeri's Grill. Someone once said that it has half a kilo of cheese. I believe it.

The Butcher Burger
The Butcher Burger
Submitted by: Ulla K
Burger: The Butcher Burger
Location: Kauppuri 5
What did you think?: This bad boy is called Teurastaja (The Butcher) and it can be found in a restaurant called Kauppuri 5 in Oulu, Finland. I can feel the heart attack coming only by looking at it, but oh isn't the combination of bacon, beer braised pork and roast beef just delicious!

Congratulations to winner Jon Cook - who was picked by the fruit machine randomizer [http://www.classtools.net/main_area/fruit_machine.swf] and will be getting 2 x tickets to this!

Thanks to everyone who submitted a burger to enter the competition - it's been emotional.

For everyone else, I'm sure you'll agree there are some amazing burger pictures here, and all during my Meat Free January as well! If you have a fantastic burger you enjoyed, why not submit it to this blog and it may get featured in one of my regular Burger Roundups!

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