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Jul 11, 2011 03:16 PM

Legendary simple burger joint in CT

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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  1. 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

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

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

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

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