Posts Tagged ‘burger’

We just spent a weekend in London, and, between the five the plates of fish & chips and the three gallons of beer we emptied in our stomach, we had to try Byron, a restaurant that is said to serve one of the best Hamburger in town by many locals.

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Byron first set foot in London back in 2007, and now has nearly 30 restaurants in London, Oxford and Kent. They serve proper hamburgers, for approximately 8 £, excluding fries, as well as delicious milkshakes.

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I personally ordered the Byron. Between the buns you’ll find bacon (lots of it), aged cheddar, lettuce, fresh onions, tomato, and the secret Byron Sauce. Simple burger that works pretty well.Ingredients are fresh, bacon is top notch, buns are fluffy, meat is okay. We can’t expect the best meat from such a big chain.

As for the drinks, you can’t beat the oreo milk-shake, best I’ve ever had.

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If you’re wondering where does the name Byron comes from, well the waiter actually told us the story, but we were too much hangover to understand anything. If anybody knows it, please comment!

 

PS: Seems like The Burger Tribune is featured in this month’s issue of The Gate Magazine, check it out!

It can happen sometimes that we have something very special to celebrate that we want our lunch to fit the occasion. Having recently graduated, I found this event to be a good excuse for having a little gourmet burger. I have been hearing recently about a 240g (8 oz.) meat patty being flipped at Cro Magnon, Zaytuna Bay’s renown steakhouse. They offer this burger only for lunch, and it is part of a three-courses menu, served for 67500 LBP.

The Burger served at Cro Magnon is called the black burger: 240g of black angus meat, stuffed with emmental and cheddar. Add to this wild greens, trap all of the above between two brown mutli-grain buns and you’ve got Cro Magnon’s noble burger: the black burger

 

I ordered the black burger to my preference, medium rare. After a good 20 minutes of waiting, comes an impressively huge burger, along with golden french fries, ketchup and mustard sauce. The meat’s savor, disseminating over the lower bun, could not do anything but captivate our taste buds. I also enjoyed the hot peppery flavor that was  coming out of the burger. However, it was not specified on the menu, and if one doesn’t like hot flavors, he will definitely be disappointed by this burger.

The bottom line is that Cro Magnon’s black burger is definitely a great burger, for any of your special occasion, may it be a selfish pleasure, a celebration or a business lunch. Considering the fact that the price includes a starter and a dessert, it is not that expensive. In a better world, the black burger would include a greater choice of additional toppings, such as grilled onions, sauteed mushrooms or another kind of cheese…

Cro Magnon’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cromagnonsteakhouse

BRGR Co. has been on the list of Burgers I wanted to review on this blog for a long time. However, I was very busy in the past months and did not have the time to grab a bite of their Black Angus burger. Well, as the saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait”, I received an email from the BRGR Co. team inviting me to come for lunch.

The restaurant’s menu is prepared by Chef Hussein Hadid. They offer 3 sizes of Beef patties (4, 6 and 8 oz.) and the burger is served with fries and extra toppings you can choose to add or not to your burger. On the other hand, brgr co. also serves special burgers on a punctual basis, but the menu remains very classic, focusing mainly on the quality of the ingredients.

As they told me at BRGR Co., they have “no freezer, except for the ice-cream”. Indeed, the ingredients all seem very fresh and I enjoyed every bite of my burger. The bun was soft on the outside and just a bit toasted on the inside, the beef was cooked exactly to my request (Yes, you can choose how would you like your beef to be cooked). However, for BRGR Co. to become a perfect burger (if there is such thing as a perfect burger…), I would like to add more toppings, such as jalopeños, or sauteed mushrooms to go with the swiss cheese.

The Bottom line is that BRGR Co. is a burger of top quality (for those saying it is expensive, well you  definitely get what you pay for), but remains however a bit sober. If you are reading this, Chef Hadid, I think we would alel love something a bit more risky in the future, keep us updated!

I would like to thank Amy for the invitation to Brgr Co. Hope you have a nice time readi this review!

Our friends at Viral Juice also made a finger lickin’ good video clip for BRGR. Co

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For your information, BRGR Co. is located on Abdel Wahab street in Achrafieh and this is their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/brgrco

In’n’Out Burger, adulated by many people as the Holy Grail of all fast-food burgers…It is time for The Burger Tribune to write about this!

In’n’Out Burger opened its first branch in 1984 and rapidly expanded all across California, counting today nearly 300 restaurants across the West Coast. The secret behind In’n’Out popularity among burger enthusiasts: staying true to your values. Born Californian, the company stayed under family-management for more than thirty years, is using fresh beef patties each day and proposes a very simple menu to his clients:

I had the chance to grab a double-double during my stay in San Francisco In January 2012. I ordered it with a Dr. Pepper and, while the french fries were a bit undercooked, the burger was definitely a winner. Fresh, simple yet very tasty, made with quality ingredients. That’s what you would expect from a traditional fast-food, no fancy sauces, no extravagant buns or toppings, just a fresh burger that will satisfy your hunger, and that’s what you get at In’n’Out.

In addition to the very rudimentary menu displayed in each of In’n’Out’s branch, the restaurant also proposes a “secret menu”  that is becoming these days less and less secret. Some of the most popular items are even displayed on the company’s website under the section “our not-so-secret menu” . For example, if you order your burger “animal style”, you will get extra grilled onions, mustard sauce on the patty and pickles, same if you order your fries “animal style”.
If you ask for a “protein style” , it will be wrapped in a lettuce leaf insted of the paper pictured here.

Ask for a 3×3, and you will get 3 beef patties and 3 slices of cheddar…

There are approximately 20 secret items at In’n’Out burger, you can find them all here, what’s your favorite?

TheBurgerTribune was invited yesterday for a Sunset Tweetup at St. Elmo’s Seaside Brasserie, a Sea-food restaurant that recently opened its doors in Zaytuna Bay. The place, unlike many of Zaytouna Bay’s other restaurant, is very chill and welcoming. They serve a huge variety of sea-food (That Salmone Tartare…), wonderful deserts, and a wide range of Mojitos.

We also could taste a sample of what appears like an Alien on a Sea-Food restaurant’s menu (and that’s why it’s featured here on theburgertribune), their burger: We were served Classic mini-cheeseburgers made of beef patty, aged cheddar cheese, raw onions, lettuce and tomatoes that tasted pretty good!

On the other hand St. Elmo’s serves a real Burger that will definitely satisfy your hunger, made with prime Angus Beef and topped with aged cheddar and MacSauce

Even if you don’t go to St. Elmo’s for their Burgers, you can still go there to catch the Sunset and relax with some mojitos (I’ve also heard they’re doing happy hours…)

Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stelmosbrasserie

666 Burger, flipping burgers at the back of a truck in the streets of New York, introduced this week a Douche Burger

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Ingredients:
Caviar, Langouste,Truffles, Sprayed Champagne, Swiss Cheese, Gold Leaves

 The burger is wrapped in three 100$ Bills, and is priced at 666$

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They called this burger the Douche Burger, because, according to the owners, It would take a complete douche bag in order to sell that burger…
If you happen to be in New York, 666 Burger also sells regular burger, for the price of 6.66$

Frosty Palace opened its doors in February 2012 in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. If that name doesn’t ring you a bell, it is the place where Danny & Sandy, the two main characters of the movie Grease hang out:

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For those of you who have seen the movie, well, you know what to expect: Burgers & Milkshakes. Frosty Palace (we’re talking about the Lebanese one) serves Brunch, Salads, Sandwiches and Hamburgers.

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The burger pictured above is the “Frosty’s Burger”: 170g Australian Beef, medium cooked, salad, tomato, mayonnaise. You can add cheddar cheese, emmental as well as Bacon.

Frosty Palace’s idea of a good burger is definitely good meat. The patty is perfectly cooked, generous and tasty. However, I’m not sure that it justifies a price of 20 000 LL, excluding french fries and extras you might want to add. Plus, I did not get any sauce and they mentionned a homemade mayonnaise on their menu.

Concerning the Milkshakes, they start at 12 000 LL. Therefore I chose a carrot juice

To sum it up, Frosty Palace’s Burger looks gorgeous. If you want quality meat, you can’t go wrong by choosing this place. However, it is a little pricey, especially when we look at the milkshakes. On a brighter note, Frosty Palace seems to be introducing temporary burgers on a regular basis. Keep checking their facebook page for more info