- scubahood10 Jul 21, 2011 12:14 PM
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!
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.
916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
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!
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.
I can show you how to make one at home without a steamer box:
AND I can direct you to several places in CT that make them. They really are incredible--the steamed cheese oozing over a juicy burger. I love them. Just had one this week at K Lamay's in Meriden, CT (also Middletown)--run by someone who split from Ted's, the place of which you speak (I think) in your OP. For your consideration if you feel like hittin' the road:
People tend not to get 'em till they try 'em. Glad to read you're tempted. :)