Jumping For “Joy”: Mouth-Watering Burgers For Under $5

By Jeannette | April 11, 2012


By: Allana Mortell

If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it would be a really good hamburger. My palate has certainly expanded over the years and I no longer scarf down a McDonald’s burger a day like I did when I was a kid. Nowadays, when looking for the mark of a great burger I check for a number of factors.

First, price. Sorry to say, but I am a firm believer that a burger under ten bucks can be just as flavorful (and from my experience, better) than a 20-dollar-plus-ten-for-fancy-cheese some restaurants call a burger. Next, in terms of toppings, a great burger joint in my opinion, should have an array of burger toppers to choose from, whether it be cheese, sauces, vegetables, maybe some fried onion strings or pickled okra? Just sayin’.

To make things even sweeter for you and your wallet is when you stumble into a restaurant that doesn’t charge $5 for each topping. Read More


Japanese Chef Recreates the American Burger With a Twist

By Jeannette | March 19, 2012

Photo: wintersweet

Photo: wintersweet

By: Justin Chan

Americans are accustomed to eating hamburgers, with some set on perfecting the science of making one. Some consumers prefer large burger servings, while others would rather eat bite-sized versions. In fact, the hamburger has become incredibly popular, particularly in Asia, where fast-food chains such as McDonald’s are trying to increase their customer base and where one country has even been credited for creating the world’s first burger.

In Hong Kong, one Japanese chef has re-invented the American burger to compete with local shops and to satiate the increasing demands for hamburgers in the region. According to the Wall Street Journal, Satoru Mukogawa, chef at Sushi Kuu, created a rice burger some time after last year’s Japanese earthquake and tsunami. “Our customers were increasingly worried about eating Japanese seafood, so I made a little something else as an alternative,” he said. Read More



By mahir | November 18, 2010

Marc Burger

As you may know, burgers are one of my favorite foods, and I’m not alone in my love for a great cheese-topped patty.  The Wall Street Journal printed an article this week about the popularity of burger joints with celebrity chefs.  They mention my Marc Burger restaurants, and even highlight our homemade spicy ketchup!

Fellow chefs Bobby Flay, Hubert Keller, and Emeril Lagasse know how great a tasty burger can be. Read More


Food and People – Portland, Oregon with Lisa Mclaughlin

By mahir | October 21, 2010

Tasting Room Deschutes Brewery

This week’s photos of Food & People is by Lisa Mclaughlin. Below is what Lisa has to say about the photos and her experience of Portland, Oregon.

Portland Oregon has developed into one of the premiere foodie destinations in the U.S. Surrounded by excellent but often underrated wine country and verdant farmland, the quirky city is a locavores dream. The artisanal approach to food taken by most restaurants in town also extends to drink; along with exceptional Stumptown coffee and many microbreweries, there are over 50 spirits made by the city’s micro-distilleries, many of which can be found on the east side of the city in an area dubbed Distillery Row. For cheap eats, the city is dotted with collections of food carts serving Thai, Italian, Lebanese, Russian or Hawaiian cuisines or specializing in single foods like Read More


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Whether it’s finding the best goat tacos in LA, spotting a well-worn vintage bag in Sweden, or interviewing the “crab man” selling seafood on a corner in Harlem, we tell stories seen from Chef Marcus Samuelsson‘s point of view. MarcusSamuelsson.com strives to create conversations about food, nutrition, culture, art, and design. We want to find Read More


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Marcus’ Bermuda
Eatery Social Taqueria
Red Rooster Harlem
Ginny’s Supper Club
Uptown Brasserie
American Table Cafe and Bar
Kitchen and Table
American Table Brasserie and Bar
Marc Burger