Memorial Day Eats: Suzy’s Guide to a Better Burger
Monday, May 21, 2012
Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue this Memorial Day, or taking the family out to the parade and the beach, it’s safe to say Memorial Day weekend just wouldn’t be the same without a really great burger.
This is Suzy’s Very (Un)Official Guide to a Better Memorial Day Burger:
At home—Saugatuck Craft Butchery has the local market cornered on humanely raised, grass-fed beef. You can actually taste the difference. And the friendly staff will tell you everything you need to know to be able to say you’re making the best burger in town.
Saugtauck Craft Butchery is located at 575 Riverside Ave. in Westport.
Around town—Fact: All burgers are not created equal. And being a burger fan, Suzy has spent considerable time researching area burgers of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of the burgers Suzy likes best.
Station Eats—This is an old school burger joint with a decidedly 21st century twist. The Station Eats crew uses only grass-fed, humanely raised beef. They’ll even tell you the name of the farm where the cows are raised. Whenever possible, they use only organic ingredients. And they use some serious creative license when developing new burgers for you to try. Even their house-made veggie burger is pretty dreamy. Beer and wine are available at both the Stamford and New Canaan locations, as is outdoor seating. If you swing by the Stamford spot (across from the Palace Theater) try one of their “High Octane” shakes; chocolate, Oreo, vanilla and bourbon never tasted so good.
Station Eats is located at 19 South Ave. in New Canaan, and at 60 Atlantic St. in Stamford.
Beach Burger—Norwalk’s newest burger joint, Beach Burger, is another standout burger, in Suzy’s opinion. The all-natural, grass-fed beef is the foundation of what Beach Burger does. Plus, being on the water and true to their moniker, they offer fried oysters and fish and chips. Eat in, or grab yours to go and take it down to Calf Pasture Beach for a picnic.
Beach Burger is located at 10 First St. in Norwalk.