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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.
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.
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.
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]
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]