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Old 04-01-2014, 01:51 PM   #76
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Speaking of swine: Who put "ham" in the name, "hamburger"?
No one. Apparently, the name refers to the German city of Hamburg.

No, hamburger - at least in the form we know it - was not invented there. But minced meat was a rare delicacy outside Germany in the age of sail, and the most common source for it for British traders was the port town of Hamburg, which led to a steak made of minced meat getting the name, "Hamburg steak".

At some point, knowing Brits and their sandwiches, someone decided to place a Hamburg steak between two slices of bread, and lo behold, the hamburger was born.

Note that this was an early variation. History knows to tell us that modern hamburger, with the bun and accessories was first put together in the States at the turn of the previous century, but similar dishes using the Hamburg steak at its core have apparently existed at least two centuries prior.
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:14 PM   #77
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No one. Apparently, the name refers to the German city of Hamburg.
That I did not know. Everything makes sense now. Thanks for the well-written history lesson, Finn.

By the by, I'm still on the hunt for a Hesburger! (…and am also wondering about the origin of that name.)
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:41 PM   #78
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(…and am also wondering about the origin of that name.)
Well, that's an easy one. The chain is named after its founder, a man called Heikki Salmela, or more specifically his nickname, "Hessu" (which is a common variation of Finnish name Heikki, in the same vein as William often becomes "Bill", Robert "Bob", and so forth).
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:08 AM   #79
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I've had dinner, it's nearly bed time, I've read through this thread again and now I'm salivating.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:56 PM   #80
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Dunno about the best burger, but here's something that I've been wanting to try...

http://manilareviews.com/2010/04/big...-town-bar.html





But I think I'm gonna need around 4 other companions to finish this.

Damn, Fenris. A freakin' burger pie??? Must try...
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:54 PM   #81
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The list of burger joints to check out in L.A. is growing…including your house! Those babies look scrumptious and I love your description. Have you ever done a triple pattie?


I'd be willing to host...truly. Must be good with offspring and canines.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:38 AM   #82
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Well, that's an easy one. The chain is named after its founder, a man called Heikki Salmela, or more specifically his nickname, "Hessu" (which is a common variation of Finnish name Heikki, in the same vein as William often becomes "Bill", Robert "Bob", and so forth).
Thanks for the info, Finn. I like learning about things like this.

By the way, this thread has now become a "sticky" on top of the Open Discussion section? Very cool.
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I've had dinner, it's nearly bed time, I've read through this thread again and now I'm salivating.
Mick hungry.
Mick go to kitchen.
Mick make burger.
Mick put pineapple.
Mick eat.
Mick sleep.
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I'd be willing to host...truly. Must be good with offspring and canines.
Without any doubt, a burger BBQ at The Horse House would be a splendid experience. California sunshine coupled with the smell of meat on a grille being cooked by an Indiana Jones-lovin' host. One of theses days, man…

Speaking of horses & burgers, last year or so, there was an outrage in the UK about the discovery of a widespread use of horse meat in hamburger over there. That would bother me, too, because I'd never want to eat a horse and it freaks me out that horse meat is a common item in Swiss grocery stores...but I suppose it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of carnivorous things. It's more of a psychological issue.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:21 AM   #83
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Mick like! (belching emoticon)
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:22 PM   #84
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2nd Place Showcase in the 11th Annual CMBA Burnt Offerings Cookoff



That, my boys, (and any attending ladies) is a Hand Ground Lamb Shoulder "Lamburger." *the kind you might find at the Breslin*

I took lamb shoulder and veal and mixed it through the coarse plate on a hand grinder at 3/4~1/4 mixed ratio. Prior to the grind I chopped up mint and ginger root and added in to be ground into as seasoning. Then a sprinkle of salt and pepper as I cooked it over hot hickory coals.

The bun is a fresh ciabattia roll and it is garnished with Feta cheese, and arugula greens, and a cumin/mayo dressing.

It got me the second place trophy this year at the annual BBQ competition I do every fathers day. I also took 2nd in tri-tip, but that's a different thread.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #85
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The bun is a fresh ciabattia roll and it is garnished with Feta cheese, and arugula greens, and a cumin/mayo dressing.

CUMIN - The Official Spice of the Raven Bar

But no, all of that sounds fantastic. Arugula is always a nice touch, and more lamb is likewise always a treat.
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Oh, dear Allah, the best burger I've had is from a bar in my home town. One of my best friends's uncle is the cook. Juicy, meaty, bacony... I will take anyone who questions me there for a meal, some rounds and a couple games of pool. Best burgers in Oregon, I wager.

My mouth waters in the description.
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Oh, dear Allah, the best burger I've had...

Juicy, meaty, bacony... I will take anyone who questions me there for a meal, some rounds and a couple games of pool.
Bacon & Allah? This connection must be questioned. Just for that, you owe everybody a burger at that un-named joint in that un-named town at some point in the future, Gear Guardian (your original name)!

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On my last trip to The Bay Area, I went to Pearl's in San Fran. It wasn't as good as the Mill Valley (Marin County) counterpart but still a delicious treat. I talked to the owner (an Asian guy!) and told him how much I enjoyed the Mill Valley patty. We talked about the history of Pearl's and he was very enthusiastic about it. If you ever find yourself in Marin County…go have a burger at Pearl's!
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:08 PM   #88
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I've no horse in the Race today other than
1.) I'm hungry
2.) I'm happy this is bumped
3.) This glory shot, below I don't know where to acutally order and eat it
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:05 PM   #89
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I'm hungry
Mandalay Bay in Vegas has a burger meal that costs $5000!!! Can you believe that? Wagyu beef with black truffles & foie gras on it.

$2000 for the bottle of wine that comes with it.
$75 for the wine glasses.

So that's $2925 for just the burger alone!
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:22 PM   #90
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For that price, you would expect some class though.

But since they are charging you for the wine glasses, it kinda sounds like a 'keep the cup' deal. Not much classier than Burger King then...
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:33 PM   #91
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2016. The Year Pale Horse perfects the backyard burger.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:01 AM   #92
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2016. The Year Pale Horse perfects the backyard burger.

Such that you won't even need hot sauce?

I've had good luck with pan cooking. Reduce down some port, toast buns with a bit of butter, spread a good blue, maybe Stilton, a simple burger mix with a dash of Worcestershire...not bad. Of course, I'm speaking as someone without a grill.

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Old 09-09-2016, 04:34 AM   #93
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...Reduce down some port...

Perhaps.

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I'm speaking as someone without a grill.

Oh, the travesty.
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Old 09-18-2017, 12:59 PM   #94
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Today is National Cheeseburger Day

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Nice looking burger, but it could do with some hot sauce.
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