Thursday 27 June 2013

[Burger News] Guide to Shake Shack in Covent Garden, London

Shake Shack launches in London's Covent Garden South Market on 5th July 2013...
Shake Shack Burger Selection (photo by William Brinson) here's everything you need to know about Shake Shack's London opening, with a few surprises along the way. 

Tuesday 25 June 2013

[Review] MeatLover Burger at Filthy McNastys, Amwell Street, London EC1

Straight out of soft launch a couple of weekends ago, MeatLover is another BBQ-cum-American comfort food diner to open its doors to the London public. It's located in Filthy McNasty's on Amwell Street, EC1, serving a range of ribs, brisket, buttermilk fried chicken and, of course, a burger.
Bowl food. Burger and sides from MeatLover at Filthy McNasty's
Bowl food. Burger and sides from MeatLover at Filthy McNasty's
I was alerted to the credentials of this burger by food blogger Paul Hart, and so finding my schedule clear on a Monday lunchtime, I promptly hopped on a Boris Bike and hot-wheeled my way over to Filthy McNasty's to get my fix. Here's how it went down...

Wednesday 19 June 2013

[Review] Psychic Burger at Birthdays, Stoke Newington Road, Dalston

Psychic Burger is a burger concept that's launched on the ground floor of Birthdays, Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 8BJ, replacing previous incumbent Rita's Bar & Dining. It's from the people behind the White Rabbit (where the menu testing took place) and part-owned by Vice.
Psychic Burger from Birthday's, Dalston
You must be Psychic, I DO want a burger...
I was invited by Psychic Burger to give their burgers the Hamburger Me! treatment and so duly headed into Dalston with The Brunette to see how it measures up to the best burgers in London.

Sunday 16 June 2013

[Burger Factfile] Heart Attack Grill, Las Vegas: Burgers of the World

This month, we're starting a series on some of the most famous burger joints around the world, whose influence transcend national borders and appeal internationally.

Octuple bypass burger from Heart Attack Grill

To kick off, we give you the low down on the Heart Attack Grill.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

[Review] Giraffe Burgers and Cocktails, James Street, W1U

The first rule of James Street is: eat burgers at Patty & Bun.

The second rule of James Street is: DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES eat burgers at Giraffe Burgers & Cocktails.
Guerrilla burger from Giraffe Burgers & Cocktails
Guerrilla burger from Giraffe Burgers & Cocktails
I found myself wandering up James Street, behind Selfridges, on a Thursday evening hoping to get a quick bit of Patty & Bun burger action in before heading off to North London to see some friends. As I approached I realised I was staring down the barrel of a MAHOOSIVE queue. 

The first mistake I made that evening was not sitting it out in the queue...

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Pairing Wine with your Burger

Burger lovers, when you're not quaffing fine craft ales from micro-breweries, or sipping a Bloody Mary with your burger, you might be racking your brains to find a decent wine for pairing. 

Luckily, in this latest post I outline the basics of wine and burger pairing...

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