Best Burger Ever!

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    The Spotted Pig no doubt.
     


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    The Spotted Pig no doubt.
    The Roquefort burger? It's ok
     


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    Right, aren't the cows in Kobe actually massaged or something? I've heard that anyway.
     


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    Yep. But the breed of the cow is just one element in getting to a great Kobe beef. What the cows are fed and how they're raised are important factors. I've had Wagyu beef in the US a few times and, although it was very good, I found that completely different from what I ate in Kobe

    Yes, they're not raised the same way here, lacking the massages and sake feedings. Also, I believe American Wagyu is not a pure breed, but rather the offspring of Wagyu cattle and another type which is why "American Kobe" is not as fatty and delicious as proper Japanese Kobe Wagyu.
     


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    One has to wonder whether a foie gras burger is a sign of the apocalypse.
     


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    One has to wonder whether a foie gras burger is a sign of the apocalypse.

    At 21, they saute the burgers in rendered duck fat.
     


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    One has to wonder whether a foie gras burger is a sign of the apocalypse.

    This is correct; the 4 horsemen do cometh. I had a dish that combined foie gras and Kobe beef....my heart stopped for a few moments and then the skies parted and Beelzebub appeared. True story.
     


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    The Burger Joint is always great, especially after a few hours of shopping.
     


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    +4 on Five Guys.

    Lettuce, Tomato, Ketchup, Mayo, Mushrooms is how I roll.
     


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    Right, aren't the cows in Kobe actually massaged or something? I've heard that anyway.
    Yes, they're not raised the same way here, lacking the massages and sake feedings. Also, I believe American Wagyu is not a pure breed, but rather the offspring of Wagyu cattle and another type which is why "American Kobe" is not as fatty and delicious as proper Japanese Kobe Wagyu.
    The majority of wagyu cattle have been bread with angus here in the US so they are more accustomed to the climate and conditions. In any case, 99% of the restaurants in the US use the term "Kobe Beef" very loosely. "Kobe Beef" is a bit like "Champagne" in that the term should signify that the animal was treated a certain way (some places still do massage/rub the cow with a large hemp rope, feed it sake & beer as this is said to stimulate eating and ad more flavor to the meat) that it was raised in Kobe, and that it is pure Wagyu - or in Champagne's case, that it was made in the Champagne region and adhered to certain guidelines. Speaking of crazy beef, Matsusaka is pretty interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsusaka_beef
     


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    Speaking of crazy beef, Matsusaka is pretty interesting:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matsusaka_beef



    Needs more fat. [​IMG]

    I wonder if they send the virgin hide to be made into shoes by virgin cordwainers.
     


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    The Burger Joint is always great, especially after a few hours of shopping.

    Burger Joint is good. Louis Lunch in New Haven is one of the best though.
     


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    What's the one in Cambridge called? Mrs. Bartle's Burger Cottage or something?
     


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    What's the one in Cambridge called? Mrs. Bartle's Burger Cottage or something?

    Who cares? It's in Cambridge. [​IMG]
     


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