So much has happened in the last 7 months. I started working in Princeton instead of Philly. I also moved to another neighborhood of Philly, a neighborhood much closer to the suburbs. Being in Fox Chase, it’s going to require a lot more effort to get down to Center City to try other places. Having a much longer work commute and a hectic schedule, I just haven’t had a chance to eat some burgers and write. Unfortunately, I don’t see my schedule changing as much, as the commute and work take up more of my time than ever before. I’ll just have to eat and write when I can.
Last month on Saturday, October 5, bridges, burgers & beer turned four years old. You’re only hearing about this now cause I had some blog technical difficulties that I only got resolved within the past week or so. As I did last year, here’s a recap of the memorable burgers I’ve had in the past year:
Name: Lloyd Burger
Location: Lloyd – Philadelphia, PA
A simple, yet juicy and delicious burger from a Fishtown whiskey bar. Made with a custom blend from nearby Kissin Fresh Meats and served on a Metropolitan Bakery bun.
Name: Bifteki Burger
Location: Opa – Philadelphia, PA
Opa’s Bifteki Burger is a neat and tasty spin on traditional Greek bifteki. Feta crumbles are mixed into the Green Meadow Farm beef before getting topped with a cucumber, tomato, and dill relish. It’s also only $10!
Location: Ela – Philadelphia, PA
As I didn’t think Chef Jason Cichonski was awesome already for having a cocktail list of Brand New songs, he goes and does this. He makes a tasty Asian flavored burger that’s infused with a sauce, thus giving it a raw/uncooked appearance. I assure you it’s cooked and tastes great.
Location: Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
A delicious burger from one of my all-time favorite music venues.
Name: Penrose Burger
Location: The Penrose – New York, NY
A super simple LaFrieda blend burger that packs a lot of flavor. One of the best burgers I’ve had in New York City.
Name: Butcher Burger
Location: Butcher & Singer – Philadelphia, PA
I had dinner next to Pat LaFrieda that night. One of my most memorable experiences of last year. Made with LaFrieda’s “Blend 5” mix and absolutely delicious.
Location: Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen – Philadelphia, PA
One of the places that make me miss Fishtown a lot. Cedar Point has a tasty grass fed burger which you can enjoy on their deck! It also comes with a generous portion of housecut fries.
Name: Burgermeister Meisterburger
Location: Hop Angel Brauhaus – Philadelphia, PA
On first try I didn’t think it was all too great. After moving to the neighborhood I’ve gotten a chance to try it over and over again and it’s damn tasty! It’s also made with next door Rieker’s Prime Meats beef. This is a monster of a burger.