With Labor Day being celebrated tomorrow, the unofficial end of summer is upon us, and many will be putting away their backyard grills for the season. Gone will be wins and losses of barbecue season, the patties packed with peppers, onions and seasoning, that wowed the assembled, the overdone hockey pucks that were rejected by the family dog. Read more »
• If you plan on grilling up a hamburger this weekend, one thing you should know beforehand: A new Consumer Reports investigation found that pretty much all store-bought hamburger meat “contained bacteria that signified fecal contamination.” Yeah, there’s poop in your hamburger meat. But, if you’re going to buy it anyway, you’re better off going with grass-fed. [Mother Jones]
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Philadelphia magazine’s Battle of the Burger is set for Monday, September 14th at the Armory on 23rd Street. 20 burgers have qualified via popular vote and guests will get to taste them all and vote for the best of them all.
And since the event is co-sponsored by Birds 24/7, you don’t have to worry about missing the Eagles season opener, the game will of course be on.
Tickets are $50 per person and include burgers, beer and of course the Birds.
On the off chance this weekly celebration was unbeknownst to you, welcome now to Burger Monday. The day where burgers are not so many dollars as they are usually, but remain every bit as delicious.
Celebrate the start of the week in proper burger fashion with Lo Spiedo, where burgers are $5 until 6:30 PM today. That means the usual brisket burger ($14) just made it’s way well into your price range.
Burger-deprived Philadelphians, your despair will soon end. Your savior? A Florida-based franchise that goes by the name of Burger 21. Read more »
P’unk Burger has been busy. They’ve sold 10,000 burgers since their February opening so now they’re celebrating with exciting new menu items and collaborations. These new burgers, shakes, and salads will stay on through the end of June at least.
The new burgers include the Big Fat Greek Burger and the Jalapeno Burger. The BFGB is a collaboration between the owners and their neighbor, Amin Bitar of Bitar’s. It features organic lamb with smashed falafel, tzatziki, cucumber and red onion.
The Jalapeno Burger is thanks to a collaboration with 1732 Meats: the organic beef burger is topped with 1732’s jalapeno bacon and then further perfected with jalapeno jack cheese, cilantro and pico de gallo. Though this burger was introduced in May, its feature is extended through June as it has quickly become the most popular specialty burger.
But it doesn’t stop there. There’s a Blueberry Cardamom Pie Shake that’s mixed and topped with fresh baked pie crust from neighbor Chhaya Cafe. There’s also a “lighter” milkshake, the Reanimator Red Eye, made with Little Baby’s non-dairy ice cream and Reanimator Coffee. The lighter menu continues with a Seared Ahi Salad and a Vegan Pulled Portobello Sandwich as well.
You can’t have Meat Week and not talk about burgers. So here is our list of the best burgers in Philadelphia.
Compiled from Best of Philly winners who have to stood the test of time to some of our new favorites. From the blue cheese stuffed classic at Good Dog to the meat bomb that is the Whiskey King at Village Whiskey to our current fave, the $5 bargain at Fountain Porter.
Philadelphia’s Best Burgers [Foobooz]
P’unk Burger is opening at 1823 East Passyunk Avenue on Friday, February 13th. The burger joint will serve beef, turkey, tuna and vegetarian burgers from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with late night hours coming soon. In addition to the burgers, there will also be salads, shakes and fries.
If you could choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
If your answer is burgers, well, you may just get your wish. Groupon currently has a deal where you can get a burger every day for one year at PYT for $143.
Yes, this is real. Every day. For one year. With french fries. That’s a $4,830 value.