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May 20, 2014 09:22 AM

Awesome burgers: new thread

It's been a few years since rchudy's burger thread so I'm interested in latest best burgers. I recently had one that's been in my mind since, at Precinct at the Loews Hotel (the old Cuffs). It has "Dry Aged Beef, Vermont Cheddar, Nueske’s Bacon, Parmesan Truffle Fries" ($14). This pic is from their website; I didn't feel like doing the photo thing.

I'd expected to have the same craving for the burger at 49 Social, as it's reminiscent of the old Radius burger, but I've had it a couple of times now and it hasn't drawn me back.

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  1. Mine aren't big surprises: Craigie on Main and JM Curley.

    On the lower end of the spectrum, I do enjoy Charlie's Kitchen.

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    1. re: addiez

      I think Charlie's is preparing to close, so best head there before the grande finale.

      1. re: Bellachefa

        Charlie's in Harvard Sq, not the Sandwich shop in BBY....or did I miss something?

    2. Not on point but funny, as we speak, grinding up a combination of porterhouse, rib-eye and sirloin tips for my own burgers. I usually wait until I can by meats that are about to expire and are being sold at half price. Probably end spending about $7 per lb for these but they are worth it.

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      1. re: bakerboyz

        bbz,the many beef combos i read about for burgers- usually include
        a fattier cut like beef cheeks (i.e. Strip T's.)Have you tried a meat combo like that?

        1. re: opinionatedchef

          I always thought beef cheeks were a very lean cut of meat. Flavorful but lean.

          1. re: opinionatedchef

            short rib is what you commonly see for the rich meat, oxtail a little less commonly.

            At home, a lot of times I just use pure short rib. That'll put you down for a while.

            1. re: jgg13

              I've done that as well, and it makes an amazing burger, but you're right, that's a rich patty

        2. JM Curley's had been my fave since I first tried it.

          1. My Tops:

            Charley's Kitchen
            JM Curley's

            Grille 23...It was just flat out terrible. The bun was too much, burger was a mess...just a feeble attempt

            1. Can anyone comment on the burger at Back Bay Social Club? I heard it is quite good and worthy of the hefty price tag. It has been on my burger bucket list (yes, I keep an actual list of burgers I want to try) for years and I am wondering if it is worth the effort and expense. Otherwise, the Back Bay Social Club looks pretty forgettable.

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              1. re: Gordough

                I actually just had it for my 2nd time...first didnt make me think about it again...

                this last time, you just made me think about adding it to my list of favorites. Very juicy and delicious... I think a 3rd try would break my personal deadlock