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.
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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]
Usher was spotted at Good Stuff Eatery yesterday, chowing down on a Sunnyside burger, Vietnamese Milkshake, Toasted Marshmallow Shake, and Onion Petal Fries.
Under the Button reported Usher was also spotted on the University of Pennsylvania campus at Fresh Grocer on 40th and Walnut yesterday.
So keep your eyes peeled Philly, you might run into the man who brought us “Yeah!”
Village Whiskey has been creating special burgers of the month for a bit now and we’ve been meaning to check them out. So today Team Foobooz headed in to try October’s burger, the “Abe Froman’s Wursthaus Burger.” An ode to Ferris Buehler’s Day Off and Jose Garces’s once upon a time idea of opening a restaurant named Abe Froman’s, the burger is topped with grilled kielbasa, lager braised sauerkraut, muenster cheese and dijon-truffle aioli.
It was a tasty burger but the $22 price (the Whiskey King is $26, the regular burger is $13) makes it difficult to recommend unless you have an expense account.
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REX 1516’s Citywide Special Burger Series has been a big success and the South Street restaurant has just announced its upcoming participants.
Today, FOX 29’s Good Day co-hosts Mike Jerrick and Alex Holley have collaborated to create the AM (Alex and Mike) Burger. It’s topped with Maglio breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese and finished with a fried egg.
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SliCE owners Marlo and Jason Dilks are filling in one of the few culinary gaps that still remain along East Passyunk. The couple is opening P’unk Burger in November at 1823 East Passyunk Avenue (former Chhaya location).
The burger shop will offer beef, poultry, salmon burgers and soy-free veggie burgers. The menu will also include hand-cut fries and milkshakes.
The restaurant will be BYOB and have room for 25-30. Inside the front window will be an arcade game table-top with the classic Burger Time.
P’unk Burger will be open daily with late-night hours on Friday and Saturday. P’unk is aiming to open in November.
P’unk Burger [Foobooz]
Last night’s Battle of the Burger was captured by chef Justin Swain of Rex 1516 with his Pimento Burger. Topped with pimento cheese, crispy red onion, bacon and bibb lettuce, the house blend burger was served on a brioche bun and was the top voted entrant. Swain and his Rex 1516 crew beat out nineteen other restaurants to win the title.
Check out the photos from the Battle last night as Rex 1516 took the crown.
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