The best burger in the world?

2 Feb

Well it should be America, and apparently it is, according to New Zealand’s Kiwi collection. And it’s in the achingly chic Standard Grill in New York.

You, more than anyone, know that I have a few guilty sins.  Okay, some of you know I have A LOT of guilty sins, but we don’t really have to share those here right now.  Moving on.  One of the sins that I do want to share with you though is Chef Dan Silverman’s Ranch Burger from The Standard Grill.

New Zealand’s Kiwi Collection just voted it one of the best burgers in the world today!  (Chef Dan is totally huge in New Zealand by the way, but that’s another story in itself.)

Served on a brioche bun with cheese, bacon (optional) and other toppings, this massive burger really doesn’t compare with anything else.  Its genius is in its simplicity.

You can get the burger in the Living Room at The Standard, New York.

Just look at it.


It oozes beauty, it’s a beautiful thing. I could have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

That’s it, I’m flying out today!

If anyone has sampled this bad boy, holler.


Stewie Griffin Burger

5 Jan

From plotting to kill his mother, Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin’s next move might be to murder your gut.

As part of his burger project, Charl. L.Ton has created a burger homage to the English-accented cartoon psycho-baby.

Reminds me of a recent project we did for a client, Just Eat. One of the GMTV presenters took a bit out of an uncooked one live on air – which gavew her a mouth of raw garlic. This would have made her breath smell like a tramps shoes, if his shoes were made out of 10 year old stilton.

The Stewie burger doesn’t look very tasty. Are those bananas for irises? And mouse droppings for pupils? Probably a better likeness than I could make, but I don’t think I’ll be eating this one any time soon.

Around the web: Drive-thru burger craving? Then pimp your stride.

20 Dec

So you wanna scarf a burger?

But you ain’t got a ride?

You’ve got a grab a piece of cardboard,

And pimp your stride.

Damn right!

X-hibit – hook these burger-craving homies up:

Around the web: Harley burger

19 Dec

Love bikes and burgers? Driving through not enough for ya? Then get a bike which doubles as your fave food.

Giving a whole new meaning to the Harley Fatboy, this calorie-laden trike looks like a whole lotta ‘bun’ (send all complaints here) to ride.

Burger review round-up

19 Dec

Going out for a burger next week? Wanna know where will give you a burger as pristine as untouched snow, and avoid those slushier than a gritted motorway? Then here are a few London reviews from around the interspace to help.

Since I’m heading up to my parents in bonnie Scotland next week for Christmas, I’m going to post a review of a recent burger experience in Scotland – at the utterly civilised Boathouse set in the extremely posh Camerson House on the beautiful, mist-kissed banks of Loch Lomond.

By flickr user Batara

What is it about specialist burger restaurants that use a positive adjective in their name, but deliver an under-par experience?

Ultimate burger doesn’t live up to its name, in this review from Time Out.

Same thing with the Fine Burger Company, which, according to this review in The Times, has a positive adjective, but plugged “with same old rubbish.”

On the other hand, The Meatwagon doesn’t dress its name up at all, yet has become one of the most talked-about burger joints in the Capital, or simply  ‘genius’ in this review.  It’s a pop-up restaurant cunningly disguised as an industrial park burger van. Ok, it is a burger van. To find it, follow its twitter feed. Personally am really keen to try this one.

Over and out.

Around the web: the real Burger King

16 Dec

Let me get you a cloak of bacon, and a mace of gherkin to go with that, pal. Nice work.

By Flickr user lintmachine

Burger news: New York’s finest burger

16 Dec

I work in the same office block as UK national newspaper, the Daily Telegraph. Here I dream about burgers all day and figure out new excuses for eating them.

Somewhat strangely it seems that, as I awoke from my latest pattie-laced reverie, rubbed my blinking eyes and chased the dream out of my sleepy head, I unconsciously gave birth to an amazing burger review.

Clearly, the dream left me, strolled down the corridor, subtly slid into the lift, pressed the 1st floor button, got out, and swum through the air into the Telegraph’s offices, finally settling into a sleeping Andrew Pettie’s sub conscious. This is where I lose track of the thing – who knows where it went hence?

However what I do know, is that the dream, a collective dream perhaps,  has helped Petrie help you and I by locating the best goddam burger in all of New York. You know what they say: if a burger can make it there, it can make it anywhere. What a lucky burger! And what a tasty burger, too, a must-eat taste treat.

A burger in an NYC eaterie, by Flickr user wallyg

Here’s what my fellow dreamer says about the thing:

“You can barely find a restaurant in Manhattan that doesn’t serve a decent hamburger (at least by British standards) so you’re certainly spoilt for choice. However the best burger in the city – at least according to locals – is served in a restaurant so small and tricky to find some tourists fail to locate even when armed with detailed directions and map. It’s called, simply, Burger Joint and it looks like any other friendly, rough-and-ready burger bar, seating about 25 people in a series of 1950s-style booths. The burgers are cheap ($6.89) and delicious and they ought to be: Burger Joint serves nothing else. The tricky thing is getting there: Burger Joint is located, or rather hidden, beneath the foyer of the swanky Le Parker Meridien Hotel (119 West 56th Street). Walk into its plush, marble-floored foyer and look for a large grey ceiling-to-floor curtain. Just to the left of the curtain you’ll see a gloomy corridor illuminated by a flashing neon burger sign. Follow the sign down a flight of stairs and you’ve reached beef patty nirvana. For details and the full Burger Joint menu go to:”

Well, what are you waiting for? Go get that burger.