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Jan 19, 2008 03:40 AM

Burgers Burgers Burgers CT?

Fairfield County with a high quality of a combinations of beef? Where can you get this and
what type of beef do they use? and toppings of course?

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  1. In Greenwich, try Burgers, Shakes, n Fries...which is my favorite

    In Darien, Rory's is good. Cherry St East in New Canaan is said to have excellent burgers, but they are still renovating after the fire (though they should be open in a few weeks).

    Definitely take a look at this larger burger thread, which includes coverage of Westchester and New Jersey as well...

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    1. re: Zobot

      In South Norwalk, there's Burger Bar, across from the movie theaters. A superior burger if I've ever had one. Brewhouse, a few hundred feet down the road also has a good burger, but Burger Bar's really takes the cake.

      1. re: redfox697

        Might I add that you can get a Kobe burger at Burger Bar!

        1. re: redfox697

          I don't get the point of a Kobe burger. It defeats the purpose of Kobe which is the nice marbling. When you ground beef you redistribute the fat anyway so the fact that it's Kobe doesn't really add to the burger. I just don't see the point in a kobe burger other then it allows them to charge more for it.

      2. re: Zobot

        Your post prompted me to visit BSF yesterday. I'm glad I did, it was a great burger. I didn't expect to like the toasted bread instead of a bun but it really worked well. The fries were cooked well but nothing to write home about. They didn't seem to be homemade. I also really liked the soda they had, Freaky Dog Soda. I had never heard of it before. It was nice to see them supporting another local business.

      3. Also in Norwalk is Thd Dry Dock which is excellent

        1. Here is jfood's review of Burger Bar from last August:

          Well with all the talk of burgers, Cherry Street East still not open, the weather inperfect shape, jfood decided to try Burger Bar in SONO, CT. Ordered Bacon Cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato (no onion), a hot dog and some sweet potato fries.

          - Fries were really good, thin strips, nicely fried with large grounds of salt on them Jfood gives them an 8
          - Hot Dog was disappointing but we have some great dogs in the area nd the BB dog just does not hold up to Swankys’, Chez, and nowhere close to Super Duper. Jfood can only give the dog a 4
          - Cheeseburger – Let’s just get the bad news out of the way. NEVER serve lettuce that is turning brown, it does not get the custom in a good mood. The bun was a little weak, not enough flavor for jfood. The tomato was disappointing especially given the time of year and the tomatoes that are available. Now onto the important stuff, the burger. The size is absolutely perfect for a burger, stated at 7 oz on the menu. The texture and quality of the meat was outstanding and they served it cook PERFECTLY, still heavy pink inside. Major kudos. Bacon and cheese were perfectly cooked and melted on top of the burger. The only negatives jfood can give the burger was the seasoning. Some may like absolutely nothing added to the meat but jfood likes a little something to show a little love. The meat was just that, meat. Jfood will rate this part of the meal on the burger, cheese and bacon a 9. The bun tomato receive a 6.

          But this is the best burger jfood has eaten outside casa jfood since cherry street east burned down.

          And jfood hit Buger Shake and Fries this past weekend and found it perfect. Review link is here:

          If given the choice jfood would go to BSF.

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          1. re: jfood

            Finally got around to trying Burger Bar and it was great! Agree that the fried are perfectly seasoned and crisp (I love skin-on fries). Also thought the bun was quite tasty-almost brioche-like. Perfectly cooked and juicy burger. I thought it was miles ahead of BSF, which I didn't care for.

            1. re: Ima Foodie

              interesting that you and jfood had some differing experiences. he wonders if they changed the bun since his was so bland. also curious that you thought it was miles ahead of BSF. May have to go back for BB redux.

              Thanks Ima

              1. re: jfood

                I know you were a big fan of BSF (as many other seem to be), but I didn't care for it.

                1. re: Ima Foodie

                  I did'nt care for the BSF burger, either...
                  good, fresh meat, but not my type of cooking preparation..
                  too subtle flavor. I prefer charbroiled, or at the very least , a good seared, griddled burger. Owner described it as griddled, but once again, it tasted very subtle to me.

                  That makes 2 of us, Ima Foodie, although may others seem to love it.

                  1. re: ellen4441


                    If you like a burger with more robust flavor from the grill/griddle try Cherry Street East in New Canaan.

                    The last burger jfood ate there a few weeks ago he could still taste the charcoal flavor on his tongue hours later.


          2. Recently had an outstanding burger at Tigin in Stamford. I hold out on bar burgers, hating to be disappointed, so when I "sin", it had better be good, and Tigin delivered with their Bacon Cheeseburger Mór!