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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Philadelphia magazine is hosting its second annual Battle of the Burger on Wednesday, September 10th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prepare to kick back and witness an epic burger grill off. Guests taste an unlimited amount of the 20 burgers prepared for competition, including burgers from Hickory Lane, Rex 1516 and Taproom on 19th.
Guests will also enjoy beer from Amstel as they vote their favorite burger to victory. One restaurant at the end of the voting will be crowned Philadelphia magazine’s ultimate winner.
The Battle of the Burger will happen at The Piazza at Schmidt’s at 1001 N 2nd Street. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $60 each, or online for a discounted price.
Battle of the Burger [Philadelphia Magazine]
The Welsh Medium Rarebit | Available only tonight at Rex 1516
Tonight, Tuesday, September 2nd, Rex 1516’s Justin Swain is taking my idea for a Welsh Rarebit burger and turning it into a reality.
The Welsh Medium Rarebit is stuffed with a fontina, mustard, Worcestershire mix and then topped with caramelized onions and a caraway beer cheese. Get it, a beer and shot of whiskey for $15.
The Welsh Medium Rarebit kicks off another month of special Tuesday night burgers at Rex. Next week will feature a burger created by Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick Marcus Smith. September 16th’s burger will be by Zagat’s Danya Henninger. September 23rd will have Jonathan Deutsch, Professor and Director of Drexel’s Center for Hospitality & Sport Management coming up with a burger and on September 30th, Mike Jerrick of FOX 29 will be taking his shot.
Rex 1516 [Foobooz]