Taste Your Way Through the Battle of the Burgers Tonight

First, we asked you to choose your favorite burgers in the area. Now, you have the chance to taste the competition and decide who will reign supreme at tonight’s Battle of the Burger.

Your favorites — our top six burgers — hail from Delco to Doylestown. They’re maxed out with pork belly, corned beef, and bacon and topped with Brie and fig jam, stuffed with cheddar-jack cheese, and slathered in sauerkraut.

At tonight’s live competition, you can taste them all and vote to decide who’s the best of the best.

Sample unlimited burgers prepared by our competitors — Lions Head Bar & Grill, Lumpy Magee’s Pub and Grub, The Union Tap, Maggie’s Waterfront Cafe, Water Wheel Tavern, and Irish Rover Station House — while relaxing with a frosty Budweiser, live music, games, and more.

It all goes down tonight from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Get your tickets here.

Battle of the Burger [Foobooz]

Shake Shack Looks to be Coming to New Jersey and the Wells Fargo Center

Another fantastic Photoshop rendering by Arthur Etchells

Another fantastic Photoshop rendering by Arthur Etchells

Monday October 17th is set to be a big day for Shake Shack. According to a story in The Courier Post, the zoning board of Evesham, New Jersey will consider an application for a freestanding building to be shared with a new Honeygrow and near a ShopRite supermarket at Marlton Commons. the intersection of routes 73 and 70.

That same day, we will find out if another Shake Shack will be opening at the Wells Fargo Center. Rumor has it, the stand will be behind Section 116 of the lower level. Take that Penguins fans.

At this time, neither Shake Shack nor the Wells Fargo Center are willing to confirm the openings. But we don’t have to deny them either. Watch this space.

Coeur Turns One and Celebrates with Beer

Bella Vista's Coeur turns one

Bella Vista’s Coeur turns one

Bella Vista’s Coeur turns one on Thursday, September 15th and is partying with some breweries that have a special place in its (ahem) heart.

And in even more good news, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Coeur is offering pints of Yards Philly Pale Ale for just one dollar.

Coeur is also kicking off its birthday week with new weekly specials that include:

  • Tuesday: Half-Price Coeur Burger
  • Wednesday: Half-Price Wings
  • Thursday: Beer-n-Beer (Brisket Sandwich and a featured pint for just $15)

And Tuesday through Friday, Coeur is offering a happy hour of all local beers for just $3. And that is accompanied by happy hour food for $4.

Coeur’s Birthday Beer List »

This Week Only: The Al Roker Burger at Shake Shack

The Al Roker Burger - Available this week at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung

The Al Roker Burger – Available this week at Shake Shack | Photo by Evan Sung

The wonders of the Internet. Al Roker, NBC Today show weather guy became an Internet meme when he stuck to his guns in calling swimmer Ryan Lochte a liar as his co-hosts inexplicably defended the now disgraced swimmer. Perhaps the best part was Roker, tensely stirring his Caipirinha on air.

Well now you can keep the month of Al Roker going at least one more week as the Roker Burger is being served at Shake Shack. The Roker Burger is a patty of Shake Shack’s all-natural Angus meat, topped with Niman Ranch barbecue pulled pork, double American cheese, red-eye mayo and pickles. The burger is available now through Friday, August 26th for $7.49. A dollar from each Roker Burger sold will support No Kid Hungry in its effort to end childhood hunger in America, where one in five children are living in households without consistent access to food.

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Burgers and Brews Tasting Dinner at Shake Shack

The Bacon Cheddar Shack at Shake Shack | Photo by Liz Clayman

The Bacon Cheddar Shack at Shake Shack | Photo by Liz Clayman

On Tuesday, August 16th, the University City location of Shake Shack will be hosting a Burgers and Brews Tasting Dinner with Yards Brewing.

The dinner includes four rounds of food and beer pairings with the assembled voting on their favorite beer to be featured on the University City location’s menu for the rest of the year.

Check out the Burgers and Brews Menu, plus free burgers »

Kevin Sbraga’s Favorite Burger Is Now Available

The Sbraga Burger is available for a limited time at the bar at Sbraga

The Sbraga Burger is available for a limited time at the bar at Sbraga

Over the July 4th weekend, chef Kevin Sbraga was on the Today show in New York City, cooking up burgers with Andy Kitko of STK in New York.

The competition ended in a tie (Sbraga was robbed) and starting tonight, you can get Sbraga’s Southern burger at his eponymous restaurant.

Sbraga’s burger is being served at the bar at Sbraga through the end of the month. The burger’s patty is a blend of ground brisket and short rib, and is topped with comeback sauce, aged sharp cheddar, Benton’s bacon, and caramelized onion jam. It’s served on a house made sesame bun. The burger is $15 and we’ll be saddling up to the bar to try one out shortly.

Sbraga [Foobooz]

The Cheeseburger at Fountain Porter: An Appreciation

Fountain Porter. Photo by Jared Brey.

Fountain Porter. Photo by Jared Brey.

In the past, we’ve given the burger at Fountain Porter a Best Of Philly award for Best Bargain Burger. We’ve included it in two different round-ups–our big list of the Best Burgers In Philly, and our guide to Classic Bar Foods. And now, there’s this: An appreciation of the $5 burger from Philly mag man about town, Jared Brey.

I want to say that I’ve eaten the cheeseburger at Fountain Porter between 10 and 20 times, most recently about thirty minutes ago.

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Chef Matt Zagorski Rolls Out New Menu at Pennsylvania 6

Pennsylvania 6 - Soft Polenta

Soft Polenta with golden beets, tellegio, pinenuts, pecorino cheese, and crispy oregano

A familiar name is now the executive chef at Pennsylvania 6. Mathew Zagorski, who was the main man at Hickory Lane and Rouge also worked at Striped Bass and Lacroix back in the day rolls out his first full menu today at the Midtown Village restaurant.

The menu takes advantage of Zagorski’s experience with classic French technique and applies it to Pennsylvania 6′ American bistro concept. And of course there is a burger on the menu. The menu also includes crudo, shareable dishes like crab cake with Andouille sausage, plates like pasta with lamb shoulder ragout, a selection of steaks and chops plus sandwiches. Prices range from $12 for salads and starters up to $42 for an 18-ounce rack of lamb.

Pennsylvania 6 will also continue its raw bar program, including its buck-a-shuck oysters for happy hour weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Highlights from the menu »

SpOt Burger Rolls Out New Menu with Hot Dogs and Sweets

Spot Burger at 2821 West Girard Avenue | Photo by Arthur Etchells

Spot Burger at 2821 West Girard Avenue | Photo by Arthur Etchells

SpOt Burger which opened its brick-and-mortar storefront in Brewerytown back in January has rolled out the first major revision to its menu. The Best of Philly winning cheesesteak is there as well as the impressive Jawn and Sloppy Joe, as are the burgers that range from the SpOt burger with bacon, cheddar, pickles, coleslaw and SpOt sauce to the over-the-top Umami burger made with mushrooms, grilled onions, lettuce, ssamjang, pickled daikon, cucumber and teriyaki. New however is the of option mini beef or chicken burgers served with cheese,pickles and onions.

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Shhhhh, Revolution Taco Has a Secret Burger

The secret burger at Revolution Taco

The secret burger at Revolution Taco

Well, it’s not so secret anymore.

Aside from the tacos, burritos, and empanadas, you can now order Revolution Taco’s “secret burger.” The catch is that it isn’t on the menu, and they only serve six per day.

Revolution Taco co-owner Michael Sultan wanted to add the Revolution Burger to the (secret) menu as it was a popular item on Street Food Philly food truck.

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