Berger's Favorite Burgers
What makes a great burger?
Ratio of burger to bun
Big buns are all very well, but they need to be balanced by an adequate supply of beef. Each bite of the burger should contain both beef and bun.
Beef quality & bread freshness
Flavorful beef patties with delicately seasoned undertones, that are grilled to crunchy-edged excellence are the ultimate in burger perfection. Buns should always be fresh and lightly toasted.
A bit of spillage is fine, but excessively, over-stuffed burgers make for very messy eating.
My favorite places to enjoy a great burger!
Bobby's Burger Palace
Chef Bobby Flay knows how to make an amazing burger! The Santa Fe Burger is topped with a smooth Queso sauce, fiery pickled jalapenos, and crunchy blue corn chips. The perfect accompaniment to the Santa Fe Burger is a creamy, tropical, coconut shake to help cool the palette.
Pink walls, neon signs, James Dean posters, and 50’s music, set the ultimate, nostalgic tone for this entertaining and yummy restaurant. With five burger sizes, ranging from 5.5 ounces to a whopping 20 ounces, plus eight different cheeses, thirty toppings, and four specialty toppings to choose from, there really is something for everyone at Cheeburger Cheeburger. Add a “Best of Both” basket filled with onions rings and French fries. These rings and fries are deliciously pleasing with a light nutty flavor that comes from being cooked in peanut oil. Don’t forget to order the Zesty Horseradish dipping sauce! My personal favorite shake is the chocolate cherry, but there are actually 378,000 other flavor combinations to choose from. Seriously!
The Turning Point
Little Silver, Holmdel, Manalapan, Long Branch, Brick
For a lighter version of a burger and fries, try the Turning Point’s absolutely scrumptious, homemade Chicken Burger. It is a 100% all white meat chicken breast patty blended with roasted vegetables, and topped with fresh mozzarella cheese. Served with a delectable, roasted red pepper spread and side salad. Pair this burger with the exotically delightful, Passion Orange Guava Fruit Tea Smoothie.
The Good Karma Café
The Earth Burger at The Good Karma Café is a Red Bank classic. A house-made tofu, sunflower seeds, and brown rice patty is baked until golden, then served on a whole grain bun with vegan mayonnaise, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion. Try The Elvis smoothie made with bananas, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, and soymilk.