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Best of Philly: Best Burgers for Burger Lovers

The Best Burgers for Every Mood

Philadelphia magazine’s 40th anniversary Best of Philly issue is online now. We at Foobooz are highlighting some of our favorite food and drink winners. Here are the winners for best burger, from gastropub to backyard.

Best Gastropub Burger
The Dandelion

Best Gastropub Burger - The Dandelion | Photo by Jason Varney

We’re not sure what’s the best part—the aged beef blend, Vermont cheddar, smoked bacon, pickles from Brooklyn Brine, or mysterious Churchill Sauce with its dozen-odd ingredients. 124 South 18th Street, Rittenhouse, 215-558-2500.

Best Bar Burger
Best Backyard Burger

Dandelion’s Robert Aikens Is Heading to New York

robert-aikens-dandelionIn a reversal from what has certainly been a trend, Robert Aikens is heading from Philadelphia to New York. The head man at the Dandelion since it opened in December of 2010 is leaving Philadelphia for The Peacock at Williams, a boutique hotel coming to the Murray Hill section of Manhattan.

Starr tells Michael Klein that Aikens will be succeeded by Aikens’ right hand man, Joe Monnich.

Robert Aikens Will Be the New Chef at the Peacock [New York Times]
Chef change at the Dandelion [The Insider]

Photo by Yoni Nimrod

The Dandelion Hosts The William Bros. Brewing Co. This Thursday


At the Dog Room at Stephen Starr’s The Dandelion, will be featuring Scotland’s William Bros. Brewing Co. this Thursday, April 4th, from 9-11 p.m. It’s a one-night only event featuring ales from three historic casks, snacks and top-notch fun. Chef Robert Aikens will be offering passed hors d’oeuvres, including cheese boards, Scotch eggs, bangers and mash, Welsh rarebit and smoked salmon fish cakes.

The event is $35 per person and include beer from three different historical Williams Brothers casks. Call now (215.558.2500) to reserve your seats.

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