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Best Kosher Hamburgers?

seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 08:55 AM

Which places make the best Hamburgers? Not to be a hick, but I still love a fresh made Hamburger from Kosher Delight in Manhattan. My non-kosher friends told me they taste somewhat like Burger Kings, but not exactly. Any other favorites?

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  1. kosherfoodies RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 09:03 AM

    2nd avenue deli's pastrami burger is awesome! (i'm aware they're not glatt, so many kosher people wouldn't eat there.)
    clubhouse cafe also has a pretty awesome burger and sliders.

    1. berel RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 09:12 AM

      I tried something last night I saw on the Travel channel. I steamed my burgers. Came out very juicy and less fatty, very tasty too.

      1. weinstein5 RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 10:17 AM

        The burgers at Ken's Diner in Skokie are excellent - the Bay-Ken Burger (made with Romanian's Beef Fry) is my favorite -

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          ferret RE: weinstein5 Jan 11, 2011 10:26 AM

          As a variation I make something I ripped off from Hubert Keller. He has a signature burger at his restaurant that he made on one of his TV shows. I smoke short ribs and then shred the meat into very thin shreds which I cut into approx 1/2-inch lengths. I then take a portion of the short rib and form a burger around it. On the plus side, you don't need to grill the burger for very long because the center is already cooked so it stays very moist. Pretty awesome.

          And to answer the original question, Ken's burgers are a guilty pleasure. The Bay-Ken is a 1/2 lb. monster with sauteed mushrooms in addition to the Beef Fry.

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            chicago maven RE: ferret Aug 25, 2013 04:22 PM

            Sounds delicious. When is dinner?

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              avitrek RE: ferret Aug 25, 2013 06:23 PM

              Just one warning about that. Once you're putting raw meat around the rib center, you need to treat the center as raw from a salmonella perspective. Even if the meat was cooked, you should still heat the center to the point where you can kill any bacteria that might have been contaminated there.

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            SoCal Mother RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 11:59 AM

            Jeff's in LA.
            Kosher Delight makes the best fast-food Chinese.

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              weinstein5 RE: SoCal Mother Jan 11, 2011 01:20 PM

              Kosher Dleight is good Chinese - but I like Taam China in Newton, MA and Tein Le Chow in Evanston, IL

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              dfsny613 RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 01:18 PM

              The Pineapple Burger at Wolf & Lamb in Manhattan (and I hate hamburgers)

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                EmpireState RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 03:11 PM

                I really like the burgers at Carlos and Gabbys in Cedarhurst, Long Island

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                  brooklynkoshereater RE: seikoloco Jan 11, 2011 06:47 PM

                  Love the porcini burger at prime grill

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                    gotcholent RE: brooklynkoshereater Aug 25, 2013 07:38 PM

                    I'd call it a tie between the porcini burger at PG and the breakfast burger at Amsterdam Burger Co - with Hash-browns, "Bacon" and a sunny side up egg. Both are masterpieces in this chef's humble opinion.

                  2. weinstein5 RE: seikoloco Aug 26, 2013 09:20 AM

                    The Milt Burger at Milt's Barbecue for the Perplexed in Chicago is now by far my favorite - http://www.miltsbbq.com/

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