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Jul 21, 2011 12:14 PM

Steamed Cheeseburgers

About a year ago I was watching Man versus Food and he went to CT to do a challenge. In one of the bits before the challenge he tried a steamed cheeseburger that looked incredible. Not too long after that I saw another place on either the Travel or Food channels. Is there anything like this around Boston? I randomly thought of it and now I am really craving one. Thanks!

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  1. The Sunset Grille in Allston used to do steamed cheeseburgers...

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    1. re: MartyF1112

      u can also buy a 6 burger steamer kit that will fit on a 12" frying pan from

      if u cant find anyplace that makes them...

      and the place in CT is Teds In meriden

      1. re: emannths

        I just looked at the menu and didn't see any specific steamed cheeseburger. Does that mean that all the burgers are cooked this way?

        1. re: scubahood10

          Hmm, you'll have to call to double-check, as I've never been to the place. There's mentions of it on Yelp and Roadfood though.

      2. I don't think so, the only steamed burger I know of is at the Sunset Grill, and while not poison, it's not a very chowish place. That being said, I know the burger you speak of, and it's nothing like Sunset's, so I wouldn't even venture there at all for your craving. I saw that place on a couple of shows and it looks awesome, that cheese looks like amazing messiness.

        Sunset Grill
        916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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          1. re: devilham

            Believe it or not, I had the beer steamed burger at the Sunset a few weekends back and it was surprisingly good.

            1. re: devilham

              The last sentance in my post was in reference to the CT place, not the Sunset. The Sunset is singularly unremarkable.

              1. re: devilham

                I've been to Teds and its a pretty bland dried out burger. The cheese on the other hand is great. If I'm ever in that neck of the woods again its a cheese sandwich with their great homefries.

              2. re: devilham

                I actually beg to differ as there are some surprisingly tasty and chowish finds on their menu. Their BBQ Beef Ribs are totally craving worthy! Massive portion of fall off the bone tender beef and sweet caramelized sauce with your choice of sides and corn bread. My hubby and I just went back there this past weekend for these and they were as finger licking good as ever!

              3. I've only seen them at the Big E myself. They're sort of grey and mushy.

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                1. Seymour Skinner:   Superintendent, I hope you're ready for mouth-watering hamburgers.
                  Superintendent Chalmers:   I thought we were having steamed clams.
                  Seymour Skinner:   Oh, no, I said steamed hams. That's what I call hamburgers.
                  Superintendent Chalmers:   You call hamburgers steamed hams?
                  Seymour Skinner:   Yes, it's a regional dialect.
                  Superintendent Chalmers:   Uh-huh. What region?
                  Seymour Skinner:   Uhh ... Upstate New York.
                  Superintendent Chalmers:   Really? Well, I'm from Utica, and I've never heard anyone use the phrase 'steamed hams.'
                  Seymour Skinner:   Oh, not in Utica. No, it's an Albany expression.

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                  1. re: bartleby

                    Hahahaha I was thinking of this the whole time I read this thread!