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Re: Best Burgers..
« Reply #75 on: May 01, 2011, 02:40:43 PM »
I think the reason for that is that when a new franchise opens up, they bring in experienced staff from other locations for the opening, most of which will be supervisors, managers, or other senior staff.  After they they leave, the location is left with something less than an all star staff.
That's exactly what happens here in Vernal.  The drop in service and quality is dramatic.
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    « Reply #76 on: May 01, 2011, 05:04:48 PM »
    Ok.  It's probably a combination of the two.  When your 100% all beef burger drops down the chain from beef to horse to dog to cat to rat (or worse...rhymes with Tonic), I can't blame all of that on "inexperienced help".  Burned beef still tastes like beef...well, you can tell it was beef, anyways.

    I don't write stuff down whilst cooking but...
    Plat's rough recipe for burgers:
    1.5 lbs ground chuck
    1 lb sage sausage
    1 lb bacon
    Lots of cheese (I like cheddar, american, baby swiss, or any combo thereof)
    pinch of: cumin, coarse salt, paprika, and 6-pepper blend
    big pinch of: coarse black pepper
    kaiser rolls

    Combine meat and all the pinches and mash into patties.
    Prepare the grill by getting all the coals on one side once they're ready.  Sear patties over coals and move patties to "cool" side to cook.
    When they're about 1/2 done, place the bacon on the patties and finish cooking.
    Before removing patties off grill, cover in cheese, and lay buns on grill to toast.
    Take all food of of grill, assemble goodness, and eat, and eat, and...you get the picture.
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    « Reply #77 on: May 01, 2011, 05:21:25 PM »
    I'm coming over for burgers...
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    « Reply #78 on: May 01, 2011, 05:46:27 PM »
    We'll clean up the spare room.  ;)

    Bring the bike.  Nothing quite like the Ozarks in the spring.
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    « Reply #79 on: May 02, 2011, 06:21:13 PM »
    I use a similar recipe for camp outs. Mild or hot sausage, one pound Deer burger, 2 or 3 pounds of beef hamburger. 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, heavy on the FRESH (ground black or white) pepper, 1/4 cup cayenne or milder hot sauce, salt well to taste.
    We make it the night before and set it in the chill chest. We then make it into patties and stash in chill chest until we are ready to grill. We use shredded Monterey-Jack / Mozzarella pizza blend at the last minute to add just the right touch of flava! Place on grilled, toasted buns, and voila! Serve with fresh corn on the cob and greenbeans and bbq beans, and fresh salad...dam now I'm hungry.

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    « Reply #80 on: May 10, 2011, 12:13:15 PM »
    I don't know how you guys feel about "alternative" burgers, but I competed in a local burger contest last year and won the Grand Prize for my shrimp burgers.  Here's the news article about it.  While the whole recipe isn't there, it kinda gives you an idea on what I made.  I have yet to find anyone who didn't like them unless that person just doesn't like shrimp.   ;D

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    West Virginia
    Shrimp burger wins Big Bad Burger Contest
    Event raises money for Hospice of the Panhandle

    August 3, 2010

    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- The weather wasn't the only thing cooking at the Big Bad Burger Contest on July 24.

    Despite record-breaking heat, nearly 20 contestants concocted burgers of all makes in an attempt to win over the judges and crowd at the second annual Big, Bad Burger Contest.

    Among beef, venison and chicken burgers, the Crispy Korean Shrimp Burger reigned supreme. Ryan Horst of HMS Technologies Inc. earned $1,000, a trophy and bragging rights for having the region's Biggest, Baddest Burger of 2010, according to a news release.

    Other winners included PJ Orsini of Orsini's Appliances (first place, beef); Mike Hornby of Around the Panhandle magazine (second place, beef); Jay Steckman (first place, alternative); and Tad Sargent (second place, alternative).

    Event co-coordinator Jason Roach, co-owner and general manager of Sunfire Hearth, Patio and Spa, said the event was a win-win for all involved.

    "We had an amazing group of contestants and the crowd was outstanding. Our event sponsors were so generous. All facets worked together to make a great competition," he said in the news release.

    Sponsors included Smallwood and Small Insurance, David L. Peters, Pub Dub V, Potomac Portables and the Jokers band.

    Horst heard about the contest from a friend and thought he might have a winning burger, but the cost of shrimp was daunting. When Harry Siegel, president and CEO of HMS Technologies Inc., heard the event would benefit Hospice of the Panhandle, he was more than happy to foot the bill for the entry fee and supplies, Horst said.

    According to event co-coordinator Selina Meehleib of MSM Catering, the choice to involve Hospice was easy.

    "Every year we look for a charity that can make a serious impact in the quality of life of local residents. Hospice of the Panhandle is a leader in the community for improving the quality of life for residents here in the Panhandle," Meehleib said.

    So, what, exactly, makes a prize-winning Crispy Korean Shrimp Burger? Fresh shrimp, bell peppers, onions, celery, scallions, Gouda cheese and panko bread crumbs for starters. Toss in a honey garlic aioli sauce and sandwich it in a Vienna roll.

    According to Horst, "The ingredients mesh well together and that is key: the honey mellows the garlic, the roll has a great, crispy texture, and the Gouda complements the entire burger."

    Horst credited much of the winning recipe to the advice and support of friend Kathy Salas, who assisted him in preparation and during the competition.
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    « Reply #81 on: May 10, 2011, 12:46:25 PM »
    I would like to get that shrimp burger recipe.  Love to try it.
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    « Reply #82 on: May 10, 2011, 04:07:28 PM »
    Shrimp Burger?    :hmm

    I don't know man.  I'd have to try it before I could sign off on that.  That's too much of a departure from the norm... I mean, Boar, Elk, Bison... No problem.  But Shrimp?     :scrutiny
    You'll have to come out and grill some up. 
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    « Reply #83 on: May 10, 2011, 04:16:03 PM »
    Shrimp Burger?    :hmm

    I don't know man.  I'd have to try it before I could sign off on that.  That's too much of a departure from the norm... I mean, Boar, Elk, Bison... No problem.  But Shrimp?     :scrutiny
    You'll have to come out and grill some up.  
    If you insist.  I've got an Army buddy who lives just outside SLC anyway and have been dying to make it out there to see him.  They're fried, though.  I first had them in Korea while I was stationed there and was skeptical at first, too.  But man oh man do I love them!  I couldn't find any when I got back here so I fished around and found the closest recipe that I could off the internets and then fixed it up so it was just how I had them in Korea.  It's sort of like a crab cake, but with shrimp.  And way better.  
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    « Reply #84 on: May 10, 2011, 04:23:26 PM »
    Sounds awesome... come on out!
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    « Reply #85 on: May 10, 2011, 06:00:59 PM »
    I don't know how you guys feel about "alternative" burgers, but I competed in a local burger contest last year and won the Grand Prize for my shrimp burgers.  Here's the news article about it.  While the whole recipe isn't there, it kinda gives you an idea on what I made.  I have yet to find anyone who didn't like them unless that person just doesn't like shrimp.   ;D

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    « Reply #86 on: May 11, 2011, 02:44:42 AM »
    My aunt and uncle used to own a business in Parkersburg.  Been there many times.  West b. G. Viginians are serious about their food.   ;)    Never had a shrimp burger but I'm game for most anything and Korean food is pretty interesting in its own right.  I seem to have developed an addiction to kim chee over the years - is it served as a condiment with the award winning shrimp burger? 

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    « Reply #87 on: May 11, 2011, 02:52:30 AM »
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    that person just doesn't like shrimp

    I've got a shrimp boat, but honestly, I don't really like shrimp all that much. Dad loves it (and shrimping, hence the shrimp boat).

    If I'm eating shrimp, it's fried and solitary. Not on/in something else.

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    « Reply #88 on: May 11, 2011, 09:04:43 AM »
    My aunt and uncle used to own a business in Parkersburg.  Been there many times.  West b. G. Viginians are serious about their food.   ;)   
    Darn right we are!  Haha
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    Never had a shrimp burger but I'm game for most anything and Korean food is pretty interesting in its own right.  I seem to have developed an addiction to kim chee over the years - is it served as a condiment with the award winning shrimp burger? 
    It is not.  I actually use a honey-garlic aioli that I make as the main sauce condiment. For substance toppings I use lettuce, thin-sliced tomato, and gouda cheese (though any good melty cheese will work, I like smoked gouda the best).  For this year's competition, I'm obligated to use the exact same recipe, but there are a few variations I'd like to try.  I'm thinking soy bean sprouts might be good on top.   :hmm
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    « Reply #89 on: May 11, 2011, 06:56:56 PM »
    I pitty those that have not sampled Smoked Gouda cheese.   Awesome.  And on a Burger?
     I could kill for one right now.
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    « Reply #90 on: May 11, 2011, 07:28:05 PM »
    Not a burger...
    But I made this sammich for a forum competition.
    Home baked loaf of artisan bread
    Shaved rib eye for the meat
    Smoked gouda for the cheese
    Sauteed onions
    Wasabi mayo and chipotle tobasco

    Damn was it tasty...


    I love smoked gouda...


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    « Reply #91 on: May 12, 2011, 11:52:02 PM »
    closest we can come is a Red Robin about 60 miles north, but it is co-located with the new movie complex, so it's quite convenient.   and I love their seasoning for the fries.  You can buy a large bottle for $3.00.

    http://www.redrobin.com/menu/default.aspx?loc=6497&mnu=RRPBJ



    RR's got a newish open face chilli burger that's pretty grubbin.

    I like Five Guys but they're a little greasy for me. And I don't get the hype on the fries. Dick's Burgers in the Seattle area make similar fries, and they are pretty good -- made from whole potatoes cut on the premises. Good small burger for a quick lunch bite. Nice pickle/slaw chop topping.

    Mostly, I do like me a Fatburger, mostly.

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