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May Is National Burger Month: 25 Tasty Burgers Delivered By DiningIn

 
Davio's Burger

The month of May has been issued the designation of "National Burger Month" - which I wasn’t aware of until just this year, but this issuance certainly gives all of us burger lovers a reason to indulge in gourmet ground beef patties with a variety of oftentimes inventive and oftentimes classical toppings. Zagat recently published a list of the ten best burgers you can get delivered in Philadelphia (all of which you can get delivered by us!), so I figured – in the spirit of Zagat – that I’d tell you guys about the best burgers that we deliver in each of our cities - Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis & Philly.

Boston

Met Burger BarMet Back Bay, Boston
 

I don’t think the description of “Burger Bar” does Met Back Bay’s Burger Bar justice. There are no recommendations from their staff – the choice is all up to you. You pick the type of meat or filling you want (the four choices are Met Prime Blend, Salmon, Turkey and Falafel), and then you pick the “Set Up” – and these choices will take you around the world. If you choose “LA,” your burger will be topped off with avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato, sprouts and roasted garlic mayo. If you choose “Paris,” your burger will be topped off with Brie cheese, a fried egg, caramelized onions and truffle mayo. If you choose “Boston” (which we recommend), you’ll get cheddar cheese, bacon and a fried egg on your burger.
 

The Fireplace BurgerThe Fireplace, Brookline
 

Chef Jim Solomon’s The Fireplace Burger was one of the finalists for Boston.com’s 2013 Battle of the Burger, and for good reason: his restaurant’s signature burger is stuffed with Shelburne farms Landaff Cheddar and topped off with thick-cut bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and a garlic dill pickle – but the real catch is that it comes on a homemade English muffin. The texture of the burger might not sound entirely appealing to you at first, but trust us – it’s worth savoring.
 





7 Gourmet Hot Dogs You'll Love from Philly's Hot Diggity!

 
hot diggity dogs

Philadelphia may be known for its famous Cheesesteak sandwich, but there’s a handheld, all-American delight that’s become just as popular in the recent years: the hot dog.
 

South Street’s Hot Diggity! dogs restaurant takes your original frank up a notch with a creative toppings like Garlic Cream Cheese, Green Chili Sauce, Hot Sriracha, Homemade Chili, and even Guava Mustard.
 

According to its website, Hot Diggity! Philadelphia "has made it [its] mission to bring hot dogs back to the city of brotherly love. Philadelphia and hot dogs have a rich history together, but the rise of other local favorites has pushed the humble hot dog to the back burner. We say no longer
 

We’ve explored the very best and unique dog combinations our great hot dog nation has to offer for inspiration to compile a menu we’re truly excited to bring to you, Philly’s finest. Old dogs, new dogs, dogs you’ve heard of, dogs you haven’t, and dogs that’ll surprise you, all brought to you with the freshest ingredients and constructed with the utmost care and precision. Our fanatical attention to hot dog detail will transform what you remember as the grey and bland hot dogs of only yesterday into delicious Hot Diggity dogs."
 

Since it's opening days, Hot Diggity! has evolved into one of the best gourmet hot dog joints in Philadelphia, using high-quality ingredients like New York’s Sabrett All-Beef Natural Casing Hot Dogs, Worthington & Loma Linda vegan dogs, and Liscio’s Bakery hot dog rolls.
 

Now, you can even find Hot Diggity!'s delicious dogs at The Wells Fargo Center, between Sections 202 & The Cure Insurance Club, while watching your favorite Philadelphia teams including the Flyers, Sixers, and Wings.
 

Craving a hot dog or two? Check out our top 7 Gourmet Hot Dogs You'll Love from Hot Diggity!, all available for delivery at DiningIn.com.
 

Hot Diggity!'s Gourmet Dogs Menu

See Hot Diggity's full menu and order hot dog delivery via DiningIn.com

1. The Bronx Bomber

Topped with Sauerkraut, New York Onion Sauce, and Spicy Brown Mustard.
 









Top 11 Food Trends for Summer 2014

 
Top 11 Food Trends for Summer 2014

1. Brazilian Cuisine

This year, all eyes are on the upcoming host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Brazil.  South America's most populous nation combines it's European, Indigenous, and African elements, translating into the delicious homemade cooking of present-day Brazil.
 

Read more: Around The World in 17 Dishes


Gaslight Brasserie - A Little Taste of Paris in Boston

 
Gaslight Restaurant Boston

'Classic neighborhood Parisian brasserie' Gaslight Brasserie du Coin ("brasserie on the corner") is a little taste of Paris in Boston.
 

Opened in 2008 by Matthew Burns and Jeffrey Gates, Gaslight Brasserie Boston is located in the heart of the South End, Boston's up-and-coming restaurant paradise, home to an endless number of diverse upscale eateries and locally-owned cafe spots attracting Bostonians and out-of-town tourists.
 

Zagat's Summary Review: "Capturing the spirit" of an "adorable" French brasserie, this "lively" "standby" delivers a "touch of Paris" to the South End via "terrific" fare for "reasonable" rates; with a patio, "buzzing" bar scene and "pleasant" staffers, it's a "Jack-of-all-trades" fit "for every occasion."
 

This French bistro fare restaurant is just one member of the European themed multi-concept restaurant group, The Aquitaine Group, the award winning masterminds behind DiningIn.com restaurant partners Metropolis Cafe, Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, Greenlight, Union Bar Grille, and Aquitaine Bar a Vin Bistrot.
 

Browse restaurant menus and order food delivery online via DiningIn.com
 

Gaslight Brasserie Boston, whose menu is said to resemble New York SoHo's finest restaurants, serves a wide variety of traditional and modern French plates, hors d'oeuvres, side dishes, and desserts, all available for brunch delivery and dinner delivery via DiningIn.com.






An Interview With Chef Fabio Viviani

 
Fabio Viviani, interview

If you didn’t stop by the 31st annual MayFair event this past Sunday in Cambridge's Harvard Square, you missed out on the chance to indulge in delicious foods. Even more than that, you missed out on the opportunity to talk to Italian Chef Fabio Viviani, formerly of Bravo’s “Top Chef” show, as well as taste authentic Italian salumi fresh out of the MeatUp Food Truck. Viviani (pictured on the right) earned the “Fan Favorite” title after competing in Season 5 of “Top Chef” – which is probably the best way you could describe him, as he made it back onto “Top Chef All Stars” because everyone loved him so much. He also hosts the #1 lifestyle and food web series on Yahoo! called “Chow Ciao!,” owns and operates restaurants in greater Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami, and wrote the New York Times bestselling cookbook, “Fabio’s Italian Kitchen.” I interviewed Fabio over the weekend and discuss his favorite recipe, his favorite cities to eat in in the United States, and more.

NYC Bagel Deli: Authentic New York Bagels in Chicago

 
new york bagel deli Chicago

It's not often that you can find a restaurant outside of The Big Apple that accurately depicts the original golden-brown-super-chewy New York bagel. 
 

Related blog: 5 Awesome Chicago Spots That Deliver Breakfast

But Chicago's own NYC Bagel Deli wonderfully serves the best of iconic New York City foods like NYC kettle boiled bagels, bagel sandwiches, breakfast on a bagel, homemade cream cheese by the pound, and thin-crust New York pizza "slices" or pies.




25 Best Mexican Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo

 
Chuy's Dallas

America's favorite Mexican holiday is almost here! Put on your sombreros, whip up some tequila-fused cocktails, and entertain your friends with your favorite Mexican dishes this Cinco de Mayo.
 

Transform your home into a Mexican cantina with DiningIn’s 25 best Mexican restaurants for Cinco de Mayo with tacos, salsa and chips, enchiladas, and fresh guac delivered straight to your door.
 

Related blog: 12 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes
 

Best Dallas Restaurants for Cinco de Mayo

Mattito’s Tex-Mex

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Recommended: Quesadillas de Brisket, Fajita Taco Salad, Carnita Tacos, and Avocado Enchiladas.






DiningIn Staff Picks: Best Comfort Food Delivery

 
Rosebud, Eggplant Salad

The definition of “Comfort Food” varies greatly from person-to-person, city-to-city and cuisine-to-cuisine. Some may see chicken as comfort food while others see it as a healthy source of protein. Whatever your views are, you can probably appreciate our DiningIn employees’ views on comfort food – as they are in fact foodies/food experts. Let us tell you where you can get the best comfort food delivered from in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
 

Lissbeth L, Boston Quality Control – I am not a big fan of pizza, but after trying the vegetarian Puttanesca pizza from Regina Pizzeria loaded with olives, artichoke hearts, different flavored cheeses and sprinkled with fresh basil, I am a pizza fan. This just hits the spot and is a delicious comfort food. It’s a perfect choice to bring home to your family. It’s healthy, filling and it will make you want to order again and again. I promise you!
 

Snow R, Chicago Quality Control - Rosebud and its affiliated restaurants are some of the most popular Italian restaurants DiningIn delivers for in the city of Chicago, serving authentic and high quality meals. From their homemade pastas to their signature items like the Brick Chicken, no matter when I order Rosebud I always end up as full as can be. With that being said, Rosebud on Taylor has one of my all-time favorite salads: The Eggplant Salad (pictured on the right). I am not a big fan of Eggplant but this salad sure did win me over! Without any question it is the best salad I have ever eaten. I'd describe The Eggplant Salad from Rosebud as "Caprese Salad gone wild!" This popular dish starts with the typical Caprese Salad ingredients, including thick slices of beefsteak tomatoes and of course buffalo mozzarella cheese. Rather than simply stacking these two ingredients together, though, Rosebud adds thinly sliced deep fried eggplant to make a savory and authentic tasting salad. With multiple layers, the salad ends up being a good three inches tall and even taller with the pile of arugula and of course the drizzle of that amazing balsamic vinegar dressing. The balsamic has that thicker consistency showing its aged quality, and it has an incredible sweet-tangy balance. The eggplant adds the contrasting crunchy texture and the mozzarella adds the creaminess. The tomatoes and arugula are extremely fresh, making it actually feel like a salad. Even though the individual parts taste great, I highly suggest making sure each bite has a little of each component. This salad is big enough for a meal or can be shared amongst two people for an appetizer. Do not add chicken to it or any of the other ingredients that are listed. The salad is perfect the way it was intended. Wow! In my opinion, this is the best and most unique item on their menu. Ever since I discovered it, I order it every time.
 

Christian R, Dallas Operations Manager – My comfort food is Thai, and my restaurant of choice is Thai Box. I love a big bowl of Pad See Ew and Chicken Tom Kha. It’s the best way to warm up during this cold winter, day or night.
 

Matt A, Minneapolis Copywriter - When I think comfort food, I think of something that makes me smile as it finds its way into my belly, and one of the first things I think about is barbecue. Dickey's Barbecue Pit is my go-to Minneapolis comfort food. For lunch, I'll pick the one-meat plate, but for dinner, I pick the two-meat plate. My meats of choice are the Southern Pulled Pork and the Fall Off The Bone Ribs, but if you can read you're old enough to make your own choices there. When it comes to sides, though, don't miss out on the Green Beans With Bacon. You heard it here first.
 






7 Awesome Dallas Spots that Deliver Breakfast

 
Dallas/Fort Worth Restaurants that deliver breakfast

Sometimes the most important meal of the day can be the most difficult to get to.  
 

While it's proven to give you a solid energy boost, lower your cholesterol, and help you focus throughout a long day of work, roughly 60% of Americans still skip breakfast every day.  
 

The top breakfast skipping reasons are being too late for work, too busy in the morning, and feeling too tired to cook or prepare something. 
 

Related Blog: DiningIn.com's 10 Best New Restaurants in Dallas




Featured Twin Cities Restaurant: Mason's Restaurant & Cafe

 
Mason’s Restaurant & Café

Mason’s Restaurant & Café, situated in the historic Masonic Building at the corner of Hennepin Avenue and 6th Street, is the ideal spot for ‘affordable new American cuisine’ in downtown Minneapolis.
 

Since spring 2013, restaurateur Lucas Miller has been dedicated to an “All Comfort. No Fluff.” strategy, ensuring local ingredients and a comfortable-yet-high-quality experience at Mason’s, while serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner specialties all day long.
 

Related Blog: Now Available for Delivery in Minneapolis: P.F. Chang's China Bistro
 

Growing their own herbs, and making everything from sandwiches, potato chips to sausages in-house, Mason’s environmentally-friendly and sustainable approach appeals to nearby downtowners, and hungry folks after attending a performance at The Cowles Center
 

Check out Mason’s Restaurant & Café at 528 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis for daily happy hour specials and ticket-holder discounts, or order online delivery via DiningIn.com. 





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