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Nov142012

Connecticut Burgers Go National via “A Hamburger Today”

For those who love hamburgers, The Spotted Horse Tavern in Westport offers two pre-designed alternatives. The Saugatuck Craft Butchery Burger is a simple hamburger with lettuce and tomato with additional toppings available (major recommendation is the bacon) and the Black Truffle Burger includes one of my new favorite additions, a fried egg. Both offer incredibly delicious meat from Westport’s own Saugatuck Craft Butchery.

Now the “Hamburgers of Fairfield County,” as well as Connecticut, will receive justifiable attention nationally in America’s most widely read hamburger review site, A Hamburger Today. My first review focused on a long-standing favorite in New Canaan, Cherry Street East and my most recent entry presented Westport’s new entrant, The Spotted Horse, where guests can enjoy hamburgers in a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere.

“The highlight of the burgers is the incredible meat; it's one of the most flavorful patties I've ever tasted; deep and rich. The well charred patties are slightly crisp on the outside, while the interior offers a slightly hand-pressed texture. When cut in half the meat releases just a bit of juice, which the bun easily absorbs. This may be my new standard for the taste of a good burger patty.”

Take a trip to A Hamburger Today and see all that Connecticut has to offer.

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Jeff,

Congratulations!

I have been delving into "A Hamburger Today" and it's mighty cool. The section on reverse-engineering McDonald's fries is worth the price of admission alone.

So I salute you for stepping up into the national forum but I do so with a word of admonition....

Tell the unvarnished truth. You have to power to AFFECT burger quality around here now....Use your power and use it wisely. Don't just do puff pieces about places like BSF or you won't be maximizing your potential.

When it comes to making sure everyone is kicking out the kind of quality I'm talking about, you are now our man on the ground. You are our Pete Wells:) (and for anyone who hasn't checked out this weeks review of Guys Big Stupid new Times Square Joint, check out Wednesdays New York Times. Does the critic have the power to shape opinion and reality? Methinks so.)

November 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrealguy

jeff, well done. have you tried the burger at the harlan social in stamford? amazing, one bite and you will throw rocks at all the others. great eats!

November 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdon

@don

Coincidentally the girls and I ate lunch there on Saturday and of course the burger sat in front of me. I thought the bun, the cheese sauce, the bacon onion jam and the light touch of the Japanese sauce were all on the AAA List and delivered incredible flavors. And the fries were also outstanding. I think my top-10 recommended burgers due for release in Spring 2013 will have some very stiff competition this year with all the new burgers around.

November 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterJeff "jfood" Schlesinger

I bet that burger would pair well with a wine at the sun wine fest!!!!

January 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen c

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