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Steamed Cheeseburgers

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!

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    MartyF1112 RE: scubahood10 Jul 21, 2011 12:20 PM

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

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      srsone RE: MartyF1112 Jul 21, 2011 12:26 PM

      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

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      emannths RE: scubahood10 Jul 21, 2011 12:21 PM

      Comets in Tyngsboro http://www.cometsdiner.com/index.html (mind the music)

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        scubahood10 RE: emannths Jul 22, 2011 03:53 AM

        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?

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          emannths RE: scubahood10 Jul 22, 2011 06:01 AM

          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.

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        devilham RE: scubahood10 Jul 21, 2011 12:25 PM

        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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          treb RE: devilham Jul 21, 2011 03:50 PM

          not appealing to me at all.

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            Smokee RE: devilham Jul 22, 2011 06:46 AM

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

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              devilham RE: devilham Jul 22, 2011 07:48 AM

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

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                phatchris RE: devilham Jul 24, 2011 07:12 AM

                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.

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                InmanSQ Girl RE: devilham Jul 22, 2011 08:12 AM

                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. Boston_Otter RE: scubahood10 Jul 21, 2011 01:26 PM

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

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                  trufflehound RE: Boston_Otter Jul 21, 2011 02:46 PM

                  They do taste better than they look.

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                  bartleby RE: scubahood10 Jul 21, 2011 06:38 PM

                  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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                    FastTalkingHighTrousers RE: bartleby Jul 22, 2011 05:32 AM

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

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                      tysonmcneely RE: FastTalkingHighTrousers Jul 22, 2011 08:11 AM

                      That makes 2 of us!

                      For those who aren't familiar:

                  2. kattyeyes RE: scubahood10 Jul 22, 2011 05:55 AM

                    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. :)

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