|Is this Boston's Best Cheeseburger?|
Hopes ran high and anticipation built as we waited for our burgers. "What if this is it?" I excitedly asked Richard. "What if today's the day that you eat the best burger in Boston?" Richard, being a little more modest, responded casually with, "I don't know that it will be the best burger in Boston, but I'm sure it will be good". If you've read Richard's blog, you know he's a tough critic and being considered "good" is a big deal. But he was right, the burger was "good". Except to me, it was the best cheeseburger that I've had in Boston.
|The Bristol Burger - The Bristol Lounge|
|Truffle Fries - The Bristol Lounge|
Not to diminish the fantastic magnitude of this stellar burger, but I did have two small gripes. The first being the tomato. It is November and there's no way around, tomatoes are terrible right now. They're mealy and flavorless and it's not anyone's fault. That being said, I don't think tomatoes shouldn't be on any burger at this time because they just aren't at their best. (I ended up removing mine). Secondly, there was a little too much bun for my liking and I ran into the issue of how to squish everything down to fit into my mouth without letting precious burger juices escape. Obviously not a deal breaker, but I mean, look at the size of this thing!
|That's one tall burger!|
Okay, so the big question, where should we go next week? Any suggestions? Have you had the best burger? Do you think you make the best burger? (At this point in time, only Back Bay/South End restaurants, or those that aren't far from there may apply. It's not discriminatory, it's just due to the location of my office and the fact that I get an hour for lunch :)