George and Kim Mickel, who already own By George! in the Reading Terminal Market are getting ready to open a second stall, Hunger Burger. The burger stand is scheduled to open on February 2nd on the center court of the market.
Hunger Burger will serve up Black Angus beef burgers, fries, breakfast burgers, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese and milkshakes made with the Terminal’s Bassett’s Ice Cream.
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The frigid weather and post-holiday blues make for a very slow season for the restaurant business. So for tonight only, Crow and the Pitcher is offering a $3 Narragansett can and a $5 burger at the Rittenhouse restaurant. So head over for a quiet meal now before all the Restaurant Week madness begins next week.
Crow and the Pitcher [Official]
So you guys know about the McRib, right? It’s some kind of mutant, boneless pork sandwich that McDonald’s releases on the world every now and then. People go nuts over it for a lot of reasons, but one of the big ones is that its not available all the time. It’s a limited release, and that makes the McRib special.
Shake Shack has been doing something similar for the past few months–putting their Shackmeister Burger (the first major, burger-based addition to their menu since 2012) onto menus in select locations, then pulling it off again, offering it as a special, then making it go away. But starting on January 1 of 2015, the Shackmeister (pictured above) is going to become a permanent addition to the menu of Shacks nationwide.
But there’s something special just for Philly, too.
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In late October, Hot Diggity debuted the first of its regional sandwich specials with the Chow Mein sandwich. Now owner, Keith Garabedian is back with the Juicy Lucy. It’s a specialty of Minneapolis and features a half-pound burger stuffed with two ounces of cheddar cheese and topped with lettuce, tomato and sauteed onions.
It’s available now but only for a limited time.
Hot Diggity [Foobooz]
Conceptual rendering by Ambit Architecture and Design
SPOT Burger is raising money for a brick-and-mortar location of the popular food truck near or on Drexel’s campus. This weekend, owner Joshua Kim teased what the non-wheeled version of SPOT might look like.
Kim’s GoFundMe campaign continues and for every dollar you donate, you can redeem it in free food once the new SPOT opens.
SPOT Burger [Foobooz]
Obviously when it comes to burgers, a veggie burger is a veggie burger, and it’ll never be quite as good as the real thing.
But our friends over at Be Well Philly are taking a poll: Where’s the best veggie burger in Philly? So if you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, or not and just happen to know of a superb veggie burger, let Be Well Philly know.
“Muffin but Trouble” – Rex 1516 Collaboration burger with Pumpkin.
A few days ago we gave you the city’s best food, beer and shot combos. And here’s a friendly reminder that some of them are available tonight.
Cedar Point‘s “Drunk and Cheesy,” happening every Tuesday night, features a special grilled cheese, side of fries, beer and shot for $13. Tonight’s Cheesy is something rather intriguing – black pudding and cheddar on sourdough, with a Sly Fox stout and shot of Jameson. It sounds a little weird, but is a grilled cheese and booze deal nonetheless.
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If you’re looking for plans for tonight’s Flyers game versus the Oilers, Alla Spina is offering good food and a good deal. The Italian gastropub will be offering $3 cheeseburger sliders all night. As for booze, get a pint of Victory Brewing Company’s Halfway IPA for just another $3 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Alla Spina [Foobooz]
Bareburger is a chain with most of its locations in New York. It’s expensive. (I paid $16 for a burger and fries without really trying.) And it’s a new burger place in a city that already has some pretty good burger places. And yet, Bareburger (so named for its organic bona fides) does have this one thing going for it. That expensive burger? It was good. I mean seriously good. It was a specialty burger called the Southern Caviar that consisted of a bison burger topped with pimento cheese, country bacon (read: ham), stout-simmered onions and a horseradish rémoulade, all leaking out of a great brioche bun. Messy, gooey, hot and delicious, it was up there among the best overloaded burgers on the scene right now. And the cool, fast-casual ambience of the shop itself doesn’t hurt.
Originally published in the November, 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine
Royal Tavern in Bella Vista has long been known for its burgers and it looks like it about to get a lot more notoriety for them. Starting yesterday and running for the next eleven weeks, the Royal is recreating special burgers that were mentioned on the TV show Bob’s Burgers.
First up is the “Jack-O-Lentil burger,” it’s a Lentil burger with pumpkin habanero aioli, wilted spinach, tomato and poblano salad, served on a brioche bun. New burgers debut every Sunday. Next up, “Mushroom with a View.”
Royal Tavern [Foobooz]