Tag Archives: Burgers

Wahlbloggers at Wahlburgers

    While still in his teens, Paul Wahlberg knew what he wanted to do in life: he wanted to be a chef. After a childhood diet of good but unexciting Dorchester food, he had an epiphany at a Vietnamese restaurant. A dish of crispy whole fish opened his mind and palate to the endless possibilities […]

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The Burger Chronicles – Nancy’s Air Field Cafe

It’s been a stretch since my last entry in The Burger Chronicles. Frankly, my focus this summer was on lobster rolls rather than burgers though I did have two noteworthy creations. First, I nostalgically visited my roots by having “The Ranch Burger” at Silver Ranch in Jaffrey NH, now part of the Kimball’s ice cream […]

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The Burger Chronicles – Tasty Burger

 The folks at Franklin Cafe know how to do things right – renovating a gas station into burger heaven. Though the name may imply some mayhem – ask about the art work by the door – all is peace and love at this outstanding burger emporium. While the focus is on burgers, salads and dogs […]

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The Burger Chronicles Goes Upscale with the Bristol Lounge’s Eponymous Burger

I was delighted to say yes when Glenn asked me if I wanted to do a guest post for his “The Burger Chronicles” series.  While the revelation that “pink slime” is an ingredient in many ground beef products has severely reduced my desire for burgers, Glenn assured me that the Bristol Lounge in the Four […]

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The Burger Chronicles – First Printer

The occasion – a very belated birthday celebration. The question – where would I like to dine? Since we would be in Harvard Square and, really, what better way to celebrate the slog through another year than with a burger, I honed in on burger-centric restos. And since there was a new gastro-pub in Harvard Square  and […]

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The Burger Chronicles – Five Guys

I’ve revealed that my burger quest began once upon a time at Wendy’s. And though my tastes have evolved since then, revisiting one’s roots can provide perspective. A friend suggesting  we meet for lunch provided an opportunity to review Burger Basics 101 – a visit to Five Guys became the plan. Five Guys is “fast food” but not “grab-n-go” food; […]

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The Burger Chronicles – Firebrand Saints

   It was my usual scenario –  after an exciting visit to the List Center for Visual Arts, I had worked up an appetite (the paradigm – viewing art = hunger). The two exhibitions at the List were wonderful; first, a recreation of a show Hans Haacke had mounted at MIT in 1967; and secondly, […]

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The Burger Chronicles – Green Land Cafe

  The current exhibit at the Peabody EssexMuseum, “Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Ejik van Otterloo Collection”, was a must-see for me. The show lived up to – and even surpassed – the hype that had surrounded its opening. It was gratifying to be able to stand before such masterpieces as Jacob […]

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The Burger Chronicles – Sel de la Terre Back Bay

  The Perfect Burger?   We needed a respite. Katrin and I had spent a grueling morning wine tasting – fun certainly but work also. Since Sel de la Terre Back Bay was close at hand, we decided to eat there. A Groupon clinched the decision. It was a fortunate choice. We arrived after the lunch […]

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