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Apr 15, 2008 04:24 PM

Burger joint going into Gandhi space

Walked by the now closed Gandhi space tonight, and it looks like a burger spot is going in. I think it was called "Four Burger" or "Four Burgers".

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  1. Does anyone else find it ironic that a burger joint is going into a place formerly called Gandhi? Is nothing sacred? ;-)

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      I was just about to remark something similar. :) Also funny - another commenter remarked on the fact that much of Gandhi restaurant's business was their "all-you-can-eat" lunch buffet. :)

      1. re: Prav

        I fondly remember Ghandi from the 80's being my first Indian resto. I am glad I wasn't subject to the recent rumors of it's sad state.

        1. re: trufflehound

          It was pretty mediocre. Same with all the other Central Square Indian places. They might as well all be using the same kitchen.

        2. re: Prav

          Wow, whoever wrote that is a very witty individual....and humble too.

          When I first read the title of this thread I thought "Oh no" but then I realized that a really good burger joint would be a good thing.

        3. FWIW, I did a WHOIS on (their domain name) and the domain is owned by Michael Bissanti of the Paramount. Their website is largely uninformative:

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          1. re: jgg13

            If Four Burgers is being opened by Michael Bissanti, who runs the Paramount, then it should be good. In my experience, the Paramount has high quality food and service.

            I agree that a good burger joint would be a good thing, especially if the burgers are fresh and healthy - none of the frozen crap you get at other burger places.

            1. re: JCWH

              I don't give a hoot about "healthy", as long as its good. In fact, I'd probably prefer that they *not* try to be healthy, because generally "healthy burger" places suck.

              1. re: jgg13

                Agree 100% jgg13. I want a nice high fat content, I want it basted with duck fat and cigarette smoke and clogged artery puss.

                I just want a great burger.

                1. re: Bostonbob3

                  Anything less than 20% fat would be flat-out wrong, IMO. I had a burger in Chicopee once that must have been about 40% fat, and I still remember how incredible it was. Although I did sense someone playing a tuba behind me as I walked to the car (sorry, an obscure Family Guy reference).

                  It's great that yet another burger place is coming to the Boston area. I can't wait to try it!

                  1. re: hiddenboston

                    OK OK! my bar on the definition of healthy is very low. A healthy burger to me is one that's made from fresh meat (with lots of fat) with bun that's not stale and possibly a lettuce leaf and tomato (ketchup will do). I hope they serve a burger/beer combo as one of the Four Burgers.

                    1. re: JCWH

                      If that's healthy, I'm *way* healthier than I ever thought I was. I'm sticking with this definition from now on! ;)

                      1. re: JCWH

                        yes. yes. from a real, fatty cow.

                      2. re: hiddenboston

                        We're having a potluck thingy at work today. I'm making Kobe sliders (10 pounds of ground Kobe from Savenors; I better get a good bonus).

                        Talk about fat content. I think the Kobe (wagyu actually) is about half fat.

                        Have to cook it really rare. I suspect I'll have some idiot co-workers asking for well-done.

                        The answer will simply be "no."

                          1. re: Bostonbob3

                            Heh, I just borrow a phrase from Alton Brown in those situations: "If you're not having it medium rare, why are you having it?"