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If these articles had been published any later, I’d have accused them of stealing my idea. Alas, I was beaten to the punch. I will accept defeat, however, as The Burger Register has provided Philadelphians and New Yorkers with concise yet comprehensive lists of the best burgers in their respective cities. Not only do they tell you where to go, but they have the inside scoop on the blend of meats used, type of roll, and available cheeses and toppings. The slideshows alone are enough to get me all antsy in my pantsy.

Thank you New York Magazine and Grub Street.

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Bridgeview Diner, Brooklyn – 9011 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209 (Find it!)

I’ll get this out of the way now: I’m not going to wax poetic about the Bridgeview Diner. I added it to the itinerary of my New York City Burger Tour (do two stops constitute a tour) based on an article by the self-proclaimed Diner Junkie of Brooklyn in which she ranks the Bridgeview as having the best “diner burger” in all of Brooklyn. What I should have considered is that saying best diner burger is a lot like saying best baloney sandwich. It can be a wonderful thing when you’re in the mood, and it’s nice to be able to eat without having to use your teeth, but it it’s still just a baloney sandwich. In short, my disappointment with the Bridgeview burger is mainly a product of my own bloated (pun intended) expectations.

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For Pete’s Sake, Queen Village – 900 S Front St, Philadelphia PA 19147 (Find it!)

As an avid fan of both beer and hamburgers, I’m constantly searching for venues where I can enjoy a frosty brew and a juicy patty with minimal fuss. While Philadelphia’s burger scene is experiencing a major resurgence as of late with heavy-hitters such as Butcher and Singer (I will be visiting and blogging about soon) and The Pub & Kitchen (ditto), I’ve always had an affinity for the classic neighborhood pub. A place where no one cares if I have ketchup all over my face. A place to watch the game, enjoy a few drinks, and scarf down a delicious burger. For Pete’s Sake certainly delivers on the first two requirements, but unfortunately the burger just wasn’t up to par. Continue Reading »