There are things to like here: A tremendous craft beer list, an intriguing menu (we didn’t have the nerve to order the crispy pig’s ear appetizer) and a burger that sounds promising: Two quarter-pound patties of ground brisket, tangy Cabot cheddar cheese, a seeded brioche roll and Neuske slab bacon.
Remember the first time you ever ate a Big Mac? All that “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, special sauce on a sesame seed bun.” It was great. But hey, your tastes have graduated from that. Your palate has refined, right?
If I am ever convicted of a capital crime and get to order one last meal before lethal injection, chances are I’ll ask for Village Whiskey. A plump burger, fries cooked in duck fat and double-barrel bourbon seem to me the perfect way to go out. And Jose Garces knows how to do it right.
The Phils’ bullpen may prove to be a season killer, but at least you can continue to eat well at the ballyard. Highlights include Federal Doughnuts (and chicken), McNally’s Schmitter and a diverse (and reasonably cheap) selection of craft beers.
It’s a cheery spot, highlighted by an incredible oyster bar and one of the most-extensive draft beer menus around.
First off, the signature burger, with its molten bleu cheese center, is amazing. But we’re judging the same standard burger at each joint. Nice to say that Good Dog’s Traditional Burger is pretty damned tasty as well.
The pitch here is that everything is organic and eco-friendly and super healthy. Hey, if I wanted something healthy I wouldn’t be eating 40 burgers in 40 days. They grind their meat on premises, which is nice. They boast 100-percent grass-fed beef, which is a plus.
This is a well-respected BBQ joint with a loyal following. So we expected them to know Rule No. 1 of producing a top-notch burger: Don’t over-handle the meat.
The last time we were here was May 2010, watching the Flyers lose Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semis to the Bruins and figuring that series was over. We were wrong then – and we were wrong to wait so long to get back to The Drake.
Butcher and Singer serves a juicy burger – good, clear meat juices in every bite.
What you get is a no-nonsense , enjoyable hamburger. I’ll put it in sports terms: If Jason Kelce was a hamburger , this is what he’d be.
I’ve enjoyed my share of meals and drinks at this friendly joint near WIP’s Old City studios over the years
If you collect every burger ever made throughout history and arrange them from best to worst, this baby will land exactly in the middle. Not special, not bad. Not memorable. Of course, an average burger is better than most things you can eat.
It’s a gimmicky place by my standards, looking like an explosion in Jimmy Buffet’s basement. And there’s gimmicky nonsense on the menu – French fries splashed with jalapeno or gyro burgers. But the margaritas are excellent and the burgers are well above average.
Who would have thought a tiny two-man food truck would become a contender in this contest? But Spot Burger deserves its cult following. There’s a waitress to take your order, a guy yielding the spatula and a long line of devotees. Think Soup Nazi, except with a cheery demeanor.