The burger from BGR the Burger Joint in Coral Gables, Fl.
Tips on how to build the best burger
Food News and Views Thursday, June 16, WLRN NPR, 91.3 FM or www.wlrn.org Mark Bucher founder of BGR the Burger Joint talks about the hamburger revolution and how to make a great burger . If you miss the program, listen to the podcast here. Click the on air tab.
Hamburger Joints and Restaurants
Miami and Coral Gables
BGR the Burger Joint, 232 Miracle Mile, 305-461-9989, www.bgrtheburgerjoint.com
Burger & Beer joint, 900 S. Miami Ave Suite 130 – Miami (Downtown Miami)
5 Napkin burger, 455 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, www.5napkinburger.com
One Burger, 367 Alhambra Circle, Coral Gables, 305-529- 5555, oneburger.com
8 Oz Burger Bar, 1080 Alton Rd – Miami Beach (West Avenue)
Shake Shack, 1111 Lincoln Road – Miami Beach (City Center)
Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries (240 locations) South Florida locations
1818 Cordova Road, Harbor Shops, Fort Lauderdale, 954-358-5862; 7268 W. Atlantic Blvd., Margate, 954-975- 4818; 11320 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-625-3888; 3401 N. Miami Ave., The Shoppes at Midtown Miami, 305-571-8345. Other locations opening soon in Tamarac, Kendall. Five Guys Famous Burgers 3401 North Miami Ave, Suite 124 – Miami (Edgewater), Fiveguys.com.
North Miami Beach
Twenty One Toppings, Twenty One Toppings: 14480 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach, 305-947-3433, 21toppings.com.
Le Tub, 1100 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood, 954-921-9425.
Here’s a challenge to all the women in the lives of all the fathers out there – be they daughters, wives, mothers, grandmothers, twitter-buddies of Congressman Weiner, whatever. Go against all of your instincts, walk out onto the patio in the 95-degree heat, fire up the 1,500-degree grill and make daddy a big steak for Fathers’ Day.
It’s what he wants, no matter how much he might try to be politically correct and deny it.
I know it’s a sacrifice. I once asked Stephen Raichlen, the global barbecue book author, why women mostly don’t grill, and he said it’s because it never occurred to most of women that standing downwind from a smoky fire was, you know, fun.
But don’t you love your daddy?
Oh, and make it a prime rib-eye steak. I know a filet mignon is more expensive, but what daddy wants is that wonderful marbling – also known as fat – that you get in a rib-eye. That’s where the flavor is, right, Joe? Sure it’s unhealthy. You can feed him Brussels sprouts starting Monday.
What about wine? Just one rule. Don’t skimp. It needs to be big and red and hearty.
Here are a few examples (you can see these on Linda’s website):
- Casa Lapostolle Cuvee Alexandre Carmenere from Chile: Carmenere is similar to merlot only better – big body, huge flavor, with big, ripe tannins to go with that wonderful steak. It’s about $30.
- This second wine is going to make everybody mad, because it costs $90 a bottle. But it’s one of the top five wines I’ve ever sampled in my life. It’s the Fuedi di San Gregorio Serpico from southern Italy. Made of grapes from 200-year-old vines. It smells like rose petals and earth, and tastes like mulberries and vanilla. Fabulous.
- So now I’d better list a good but cheap red wine. Try an Argentine Malbec by Valentin Bianchi. It’s hearty and red and tastes like black cherries and dark chocolate. Great with that steak. And it’s only $12.
So don’ t write in. And have a happy father’s day.