Mad burger week, June 8-15

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Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Beaver » Mon May 28, 2018 2:56 pm

http://www.madburgerweek.com

"It's a week-long, citywide celebration showcasing the best burgers of Madison. We want you to join the search to crown Madison's favorite burger. Some restaurants will showcase a burger from their menu and others will concoct something new for you to try."

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Mon May 28, 2018 4:10 pm

I almost had a heart attack just looking at the pictures of the sandwiches.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby gargantua » Mon May 28, 2018 5:35 pm

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:I almost had a heart attack just looking at the pictures of the sandwiches.

That would suck. If you're going to have a heart attack, you should be able to enjoy the sandwich that triggered it.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Beaver » Tue May 29, 2018 8:09 am

Maybe this instead.

Local restaurants expanding meatless options with the Impossible Burger
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/g ... 3BEF2C94B1

"The Impossible Burger, created by Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods, contains wheat protein, potato protein and coconut oil, as well as heme, its “magic ingredient.” Yes, as in “hemoglobin.”

In this case, the heme compound comes from leghemoglobin, extracted from soybean roots. Heme has iron, which results in the ground beef color and metallic flavor. The result is a cholesterol-free burger that supposedly smells and tastes like ground beef."

Only 3 locations here so far, all on far west side:

https://www.impossiblefoods.com/locations/
FIT FRESH CUISINE
8066 Watts Rd
Madison, WI 53719

SOFRA FAMILY BISTRO
7457 Elmwood Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562

MONK'S BAR AND GRILL
MIDDLETON
8313 Murphy Drive
Middleton, WI 53562

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby thebookpolice » Tue May 29, 2018 12:28 pm

Dexter's has an Impossible burger too. Pretty sure there are more in Madison that aren't coming to mind.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue May 29, 2018 12:53 pm

Beav's a Westie. I don't think he ventures as far East as Dexter's.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Beaver » Thu May 31, 2018 7:40 am

I go to the East side a couple times a year.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby thebookpolice » Thu May 31, 2018 8:31 am

Sounds exhausting.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby timby » Thu May 31, 2018 10:39 am

Beaver wrote:Maybe this instead.

Local restaurants expanding meatless options with the Impossible Burger
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/g ... 3BEF2C94B1

"The Impossible Burger, created by Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods, contains wheat protein, potato protein and coconut oil, as well as heme, its “magic ingredient.” Yes, as in “hemoglobin.”

In this case, the heme compound comes from leghemoglobin, extracted from soybean roots. Heme has iron, which results in the ground beef color and metallic flavor. The result is a cholesterol-free burger that supposedly smells and tastes like ground beef."


I've had an Impossible Burger. The texture is almost there, but the flavor is all wrong, it doesn't taste even remotely close to beef.

As for Madison's best burger, I'd go to the mats for Dexter's; in the area in general, Mid Town Pub on Allen Blvd., full stop.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby penquin » Thu May 31, 2018 11:23 am

No entree from Player's? I call shenanigans.

I tend to cook a lot of burgers at home - will lightly spice up the meat with salt, peppercorn & white pepper, and a very small touch of sugar before cooking it. Splash a lil' Worcester sauce and add dried onions to the top after flipping it before putting on a slice of whatever cheese is handy. (Usually cheddar or swiss). Sometimes saute fresh mushrooms as well. Will mix up the condiments (mayo, ketchup, yellow mustard & spicy mustard) before spreading lightly on the toasted bread, and then add romaine lettuce and a slice of tomato. Bread&Butter pickle chips on the side.

What's your fave homemade burger look like?

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Madsci » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:31 pm

My favorite burgers are made from ground goat. They are so tasty - all they need is a little mustard, ketchup, or salsa - maybe a pickle or two. I cook them on the stove top in a little drizzle of oil olive. It isn't like beef where you need to add a bunch of toppings to get flavor.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby gargantua » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:33 pm

What does ground goat taste like? I had curried goat in Jamaica, but of course the seasoning disguises the taste of the meat to a large degree.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby thebookpolice » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:06 am

Madsci wrote:all they need is a little mustard, ketchup, or salsa - maybe a pickle or two. ... It isn't like beef where you need to add a bunch of toppings to get flavor.

Um.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Madsci » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:42 pm

gargantua wrote:What does ground goat taste like? I had curried goat in Jamaica, but of course the seasoning disguises the taste of the meat to a large degree.

To me goat tastes a lot like the local venison, they both eat similar vegetation.

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Re: Mad burger week, June 8-15

Postby Madsci » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:46 pm

thebookpolice wrote:
Madsci wrote:all they need is a little mustard, ketchup, or salsa - maybe a pickle or two. ... It isn't like beef where you need to add a bunch of toppings to get flavor.

YUM.

Well then just use a dab of plain yogurt instead of the traditional condiments.
I was referring to the piles of stuff that is common on today's burgers, such as bacon, cheese, onions, mushrooms etc.


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