Burger - Ana Clara Rocha


Burger - Ana Clara Rocha
by ana rocha
{ Dining }
Burger Heaven
The 411 on Stamford burgers—
from new to classic, fast to fancy
“Fast” Food
Five Guys
We’re sure you’ve heard of Five
Guys. Maybe you’ve even trekked
to Westport to try one of their
burgers. Well, trek no more!
Five Guys opened a franchise in
Stamford over the summer. The
joint’s no-fuss menu means that
all the toppings are free and all
the burgers are well done. The
only thing you have to decide
between is getting a “little” (one
patty) or a regular (two patties).
Leave room for their very
generous portions of fries.
1201 High Ridge Rd.,
Melt Mobile
The menu for the food truck
serving high-end grilled cheese
sandwiches includes the
Insanewich: a 6-oz. burger with
bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and
Melt Sauce between two classic
grilled cheese sandwiches. Our
mouths are watering all over
again! Want another reason
to check this truck out? Melt
Mobile was featured on Bobby
Flay’s show 3 Days to Open.
New Kids
on the Block
Jake’s Wayback
Here’s a national chain that has
finally graced our area with its
presence. There are almost fifty
Jake’s nationwide, and now we
can see what it’s all about. They
keep their menu simple: pick
one, two or three (!) patties with
cheese or without. And getting
“everything” on your burger
means ketchup, mustard, pickle,
raw onions, lettuce and tomato.
Here, they like to keep their
handmade burgers humble.
324 Hope St.,
Plan B Burger Bar
This chain is all over Connecticut,
but the location that opened in
August at the mall is the first in
Fairfield County. Plan B offers
more than twenty burgers and
the choices don’t stop there.
Choose your side and your bun,
or choose to have no bun—they
won’t judge. Quite a few menu
items caught our eye including
the New Englander, a burger
topped with lobster, and the West
Coast, with a fried egg, avocado
and Kalamata olive mayo. 230
Tresser Blvd., planbburger.com
Station Eats
Station Eats fans, rejoice! The
burger joint opened a second
location right next to the
Landmark Theatre. They offer
their delicious and organic
house burger, with American
cheese, Station Sauce, lettuce
and tomato, as well as one of our
favorites—build your own burger
(or veggie burger, or double
cheeseburger, or double veggie…
you get the idea) Choose from
almost twenty free toppings and
eight premium toppings. It’s time
to get creative. 60 Atlantic St.,
Oldies But
City Limits Diner
The place to go when you want
a burger but your lunch buddy
still wants breakfast. They have
a selection of nine charbroiled
half-pound burgers from the
traditional to the grilled salmon
burger (we are split on whether
this one counts as a burger).
Their beef is ground in-house
every day, and all the burgers
come with fries—win!
135 Harvard Ave.,
Lucky’s Classic
Burger & Malt Shop
Everyone knows Lucky’s serves
great burgers with a side of
1950s nostalgia. Choose from
over fifteen, ranging from the
Classic, with lettuce, tomato,
onion and pickle, to the chili
cheese fries burger (exactly as it
sounds). Order a malt, too, and
flip through the music choices
on your own little jukebox. 209
Bedford St., luckysclassic.com
[ see what else is going on around town; visit stamfordmag.com ]
photograph of burger by istockphoto.com © © ansonsaw
ou’ve probably
noticed there’s
a hot new menu item
in town, served
everywhere from
burger joints to luxe
locations. So we took
on the task to taste
what we could. And
no sooner had we
thought we covered
what was out there
than Harlan Social
opened, offering
plenty of meaty
tastiness. Clearly we’ll
have to do another
roundup very soon. In
the meantime, enjoy!
Upscale Tables
Napa & Co.
You might be surprised that
Napa has a burger on the menu.
But they did win Best of the Gold
Coast for American restaurant,
and what’s more American than
a good burger? But this is not
your ordinary patty. It’s made
with Wagyu beef, topped with
onion jam, aged Gouda and
black pepper mayo and served
with rosemary fries. Impressed?
Expect nothing less from Napa.
75 Broad St.,
Grand Restaurant
& Lounge
Grand was voted the best burger
in Best of Stamford and it’s easy
to see why. There’s a burger for
everyone, with beef, turkey or
veggie patties, and signature
burgers that are creative and
delicious. There’s the Bacon
Egg Burger, with deviled eggs;
the Bing Burger, with cherry
preserves and fresh mozzarella;
and the Grand Burger, with blue
cheese, caramelized onions and
fig balsamic. If that isn’t enough,
you can build your own, too.
15 Bank St., stamfordgrand.com
The Capital Grille
The high-rolling place that
serves up steak should have
a darn good burger too, right?
Right. The Grille’s Signature
Cheeseburger is “almost too
big to wrap your hands around
it” say the lunch and bar menus.
Topped with sweet onions,
smoked bacon and Havarti
cheese, and served on
a toasted onion roll, this is
a burger taken to the next
level. 230 Tresser Blvd.,
september/october 2012 stamford