Eggplant Veggie Burgers with Swiss Cheese and Shallot Jam

Eggplant Veggie Burgers

I like veggie burgers. I am not a vegetarian. I like meat and cheese and hot dogs. I know cheese is not a meat. What I really like is steak. And super delicious burgers. Flame broiled burgers, squishy sacks of roadside burgers, juicy and decadent double down burgers. Lamb burgers! I am good with all the burgers…. 

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Beef Wellington Burgers

Beef Wellington Burgers

Is there a meal more representative of old-school comfort and decadence than Beef Wellington? The dish’s history is murky; while many assume it pays tribute to the Duke of Wellington, following Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815, the claims that the Duke was particularly fond of combinations of “truffles, pate, beef, and wine” seem like a… 

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8 Cheeseburger Recipes to Make this Memorial Day

8 Burger Recipes to Make this Memorial Day

There’s not much that I love in the world more than a good burger. But let’s do the math, here. A three day weekend in honor of Memorial Day, times three meals a day, equals…well, I don’t know what it equals. But if you mack burgers on Memorial Day weekend the way we mack burgers… 

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Black & Blue Burger Nachos

Black and Blue Burger Nachos

Here’s a fun thing I’ve been thinking about recently: What if you take familiar food form factors, remove most of the flavors you associate with that thing, and swap in something else? In this case, what if you take something everyone loves, like nachos, and then remove the cumin, the tomato, the mild melted cheese,… 

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Big Barbecue Burgers (Homemade)

Big Barbecue Burgers

Today’s sandwich is the “Big Barbecue Burger.” It combines a 1/3 pound hamburger patty, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, French fried onions, and avocado on a griddled roll. Notes: I’m not normally one for barbecue sauce, in either its real or imitation forms. Oh, sure; I’ll dump quarts of ketchup on my macaroni and cheese, or… 

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Hoss and Mary’s Tasty Grub

Hoss and Mary's Tasty Grub

When I imagine Old Orchard Beach, the seven-mile stretch of sandy beach about eleven miles South of Portland, my mind doesn’t immediately conjure up images of exceptional dining opportunities. In the Summer, an influx of tourists from all over Maine blankets Old Orchard in acres of pale white skin, Marlboro Light smoke, airbrushed t-shirts, and… 

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Sea Dog Brewing Company

Sea Dog Brewing Company

First and foremost, the Topsham outpost of the Sea Dog Brewing Company may be one of the most beautiful pubs of its kind that I have ever set foot in. It’s certainly one of the most scenic chain restaurants. Located in the historic Pejepscot Mill building with a seasonal deck overhanging the rushing Androscoggin River, the… 

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Manchego Lamb Burgers w/ Fried Potato Chive Cakes

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As you may have noticed, I’ve been having a real love affair with my grill. It’s an old three-burner Brinkmann I inherited that, at its newest and best, was still a $200 grill styled to look like a $600 grill. It leaks gas. The electric ignition is shot, requiring the operator of the grill to… 

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