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Legendary simple burger joint in CT

neil Jul 11, 2011 03:16 PM

I recall that in their swansong issue, Gourmet magazine did a feature on the best roadside burgers. They described at seasonal Connecticut joint that server great hamburgers -- on white toast as they had for years. I think it was off the Merritt Parkway - but I could be hoping that was the case.

I'm light on details. ... Can anyone resurrect this memory or make a substitute recommendation for a trip North on the Merritt Parkway on Sunday afternoon?

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    benbenberi Jul 11, 2011 03:40 PM

    On white toast? Sounds like you might be talking about Louis Lunch in downtown New Haven (supposedly the original home of the hamburger, and they still cook them on 1890's equipment). No ketchup allowed!

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    1. re: benbenberi
      mels Jul 12, 2011 12:06 PM

      If it is a "legendary" place, I would also guess it is Louis. Personally, I am not a fan but it certainly is an institution.

    2. javaandjazz Jul 12, 2011 01:55 AM

      What about Clamps on route 202 past New Milford? It's seasonal.

      1. javaandjazz Jul 12, 2011 01:56 AM

        Or check out roadfood.com run by the folks who probably wrote that article. The Sterns.

        1. jax12479 Jul 12, 2011 10:11 AM

          Burgers, Shakes & Fries in Greenwich serves burgers on white toast, it's really good

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          Burgers, Shakes & Fries
          302 Delavan Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830

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