Beach Haven Fishery, Long Beach Island, NJ
FOUR - count 'em, FOUR Burger Specials:
The Mt. Thaddeus Burger -
The Italian Stallion Burger -
The Manhattan Project Burger-
The "Elvis has Left the Building" Burger -
|Chef Jude, Paul Teutul (Jr.) Chef "Magic" Mike, Chef Pat.|
The Mt. Thaddeus Burger
Build: (bottom to top) garlic-mayo spread, slice of fried breaded eggplant, sauteed mushrooms and onions, 1/2 pound Black Angus burger, fresh mozzarella, another slice of fried breaded eggplant with marinara sauce and a dusting of Parmesan cheese, fresh arugula, drizzle of balsamic reduction, garlic-butter spread on a fresh (baked-on-premises) Ciabatta roll.
Comments: This burger raises the bar for Artisan style burgers. It defines some of the freshest flavors of Italy in just one sandwich and it's all the creation of Chef Jude at the BHF. This is one of only a few burgers that defy my ability to properly define how truly great flavors blend with just mere words. I've added captions to the photos so you can see the stages of the burger build the way I did - it might help you to realize how perfectly thought-out these ingredients were. Nuff said, go to the BHF and order one. You won't be sorry. (be sure to check the close-up autopsy shot).
BTW, not only do all four burgers this weekend rate a 10/10, they are all a very STRONG 10/10.
|Medium Rare Please...|
|Butter, Garlic, any questions?|
|Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions over Fried Breaded Eggplant|
|Topped with 1/2 lb Black Angus Burger and Fresh Mozz...|
|Another slice of eggplant with tomatoes and parmesan cheese|
|A layer of Fresh Arugula & Basil|
|A Generous Drizzle of the Balsamic Reduction|
|The Mt. Thaddeus Burger|
|Killer Autopsy Shot|
The Italian Stallion Burger
Build: (bottom to top) garlic-mayo spread, fried chicken cutlet, slice of fried breaded eggplant, fresh mozzarella, another slice of fried breaded eggplant with marinara sauce and a dusting of Parmesan cheese, 1/2 pound Black Angus burger, fresh arugula, drizzle of balsamic reduction, garlic-butter spread on a fresh (baked-on-premises) Ciabatta roll. Can you say, "HOLY SH*T" ?
|Slow down, take your time and look at what's going on here.....|
The Manhattan Project
Build: 1/2 pound Black Angus Beef, 4 slices Philadelphia cream cheese, raw red onion rings, capers, Ciabatta roll.
Comments: This baby needed no sauces or seasonings - the flavors of the ingredients and the juices from the burger blended to create an amazing burger. The mild sweetness of the cream cheese along with the tartness of the capers works perfectly when blended with the juicy burger which had a slight char flavor. Simple, yet complex flavors... um um um. The Manhattan Project is but another award winner.