Monday, May 11, 2009

Welcome to Good Burger

Photo by FourteenSixty.

Haven't you heard? May is National Burger Month! And while I may be late on the post, I do believe a hearty, flavorful burger is hard to come by these days.

Witness The Burger of the Month Club's attempt to name their Top Ten NYC burger bites. Much wafting, noshing, and careful chewing ensued in the quest to eat and rate each restaurant's burger. The Club has already tackled 47 different restaurants. What a job! Oh, yeah, and Turkey Burgers Don't Count.

Then there's Serious Eat's Snapshots from Iceland, involving several candid close-ups of ketchup-infused, cheese-melting, juice-dripping Reykjavik burgers. ::small groan:: Thank you, Robyn Lee, for possibly putting Iceland back on the traveler's map again. Because of you, I just might consider trekking to that frigid island in search of that "Offer of the Century."

Above: Shake Shack's Shack Stack - double patties, double cheese, breaded cheese-stuffed mushroom (Madison Square Park; New York, NY).

World's Strangest Liquors

Photo by Travel + Leisure.

Travel + Leisure's roundup of the "World's Strangest Liquors" includes the not-so-usual suspects: Pizza Beer (Ill., U.S.), Snake Bile Wine (Vietnam) and Yogurito (Japan), among other eye-raising alcoholic beverages. Not sure I'd want to try chicha, a Peruvian corn beer made using human spit. earthy?


Photo by LUNCH.

The ladies at Lunch tore into a raspberry-filled bomboloni today.

My bemused reaction after reading it was culled from my former place of employment: Priceless.

(By the way, if you're wondering what a bomboloni is - I didn't know either - it's an Italian pastry resembling a fritter, with granulated sugar sprinkled on the outside. Jacques Torres over at Food Network has a mouth-watering recipe.)

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