Met Burger Bar – Met Back Bay, Boston
Much of the experience at The Fireplace lies in delving into their seasonal tastes, but you can’t go wrong with their year-round menu items, either. Their burger is well-known and critically acclaimed – The Fireplace Burger – and it is one that will truly make you understand the point of savoring the flavor of what is essentially a cheeseburger, albeit a gourmet one (they DO compete in Boston Magazine's Battle of the Burger every year). The description of the burger is as follows:
Executive Chef Joe Decker loves food so much that he maintains a blog within Wildfire’s website that contains recipes, cooking tips, and upcoming food news and events. Wildfire’s Wine & Spirits Director, Brad Wermager, maintains a blog as well called Wine Buzz, where he offers wine tasting tips and wine worthy news. Eddie Ishaq, the Executive Chef of the Tyson, Virginia location, also operates a blog titled Good Eats. Truth be told, the owners, operators and chefs of Wildfire like to eat good, and that’s why their restaurant is so good – and that’s exactly why DiningIn is so ecstatic to be partnered with them at their Chicago location.
Whatever you choose, and whatever you don’t choose that you’ll surely go back for more of, you’ll be satisfied from top to bottom by Humperdinks. And whether or not you’re going in strictly for a light meal or if you’re going in for a four-course feast fit for a king, the best place to start on the menu is with the appetizers. They have many of your favorite classic appetizers, including Potato Skins, Nachos Deluxe, Mozzarella Sticks, Hot Wings and Loaded Cheese Fries - but the list does not even come close to stopping there.
But what is it with this preposterously negative stigma currently floating around claiming that burgers are primarily a form of “fast food?” Yeah, you can cook ‘em quick, and if you have a big enough mouth (or a small enough burger) you can eat ‘em quick, but whatever happened to savoring the flavor? Can’t a burger be as flavorful as any other piece of meat – more than just another form of mass to fill the never-ending, bottomless pit that is the human stomach?