“Oh, burger, sizzling on the grill,
I can not make my heart stand still.
I’ve got the Heinz anticipation,
That “where’s the beef” articulation.”
-From ‘Ode to a Hamburger’ by Grandpa Tucker
We are big fans of the hamburger. It’s an easy summer staple to make at home, but we love grabbing a burger out. Here is our summer roundup of places to enjoy this tasty treat.
Need a Little Indulgence…?
Head down to Lambertville this summer for an escape to The Swan Bar. Grab a table on the intimate patio outside, or inside the charming bar and take in the fabulous artwork & furnishings. Our Swan sirloin burger of choice? The grilled caramelized onions and goat cheese burger is divine. www.antons-at-the-swan.com
Steak is their specialty, so imagine the Witherspoon Burger! Witherspoon Grill hits the spot when you are in the mood for a great cocktail, a bustling crowd and an all American 10 oz Angus burger with your choice of toppings. In the heart of Princeton, this makes for a great summer night out in town. www.witherspoongrill.com
Get happy at Mistral with a craft beer and a juicy Brisket Burger – dry-aged brisket, topped with garlic aioli & homemade bacon jam – for just $15. It’s their Happy Hour Special every Wednesday at the bar, located at 66 Witherspoon. See more mouthwatering specials: www.mistralprinceton.com/bar
ONE 53, serving up American Euro bistro fare in a relaxed atmosphere, is great for date night or to simply grab an icy cocktail and burger at the bar. Kobe beef burger with seared foie gras and a ONE 53 Martini, or the classic ONE 53 bacon cheeseburger and a cold Goose Island ale? You choose. www.one53nj.com
Brick Farm Tavern boasts The Thistle Creek Burger with 100% grass fed beef from Thistle Creek Farm. Wood fire grilled, topped with cheddar Espuma, bacon jam and an egg from Double Brook Farm’s free range chickens, it’s served up on a fresh baked English Muffin. We promise, you’ll want to take the bacon jam home. www.brickfarmtavern.com
Upscale yet casual, Salt Creek Grille is a great spot to enjoy happy hour, meet friends or gather with family. As the scent of their mesquite-grille greets you, get inspired to build a burger your way with avocado, bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onions or a fried egg. These burgers are true crowd pleasers. www.saltcreekgrille.com
A Tavern Feel with Great Burger Appeal…
For over 43 years The Alchemist & Barrister has been the Princeton locals gathering spot. With the newly renovated Alchemist Bar and Barrister Pub now open, there’s even more space to enjoy their burgers & craft beer on tap. From the Tiger Burger, Kobe Sliders ‘Three Way’ to the Throwback Burger with Port Wine cheese, the A&B’s a burger institution. www.theaandb.com
Stop into The Rocky Hill Inn, a premier Central Jersey gastro pub, if you are in the mood for a made from scratch gourmet burger in a true tavern atmosphere. With 11 varieties on the menu, Chef Evan’s talents hit the burger craving mark! www.rockyhilltavern.com
1911 Smokehouse BBQ, a community gathering spot, serves up not only fine, hickory smoked chicken and ribs, but great burgers too. Plus they celebrate every day at 7:11 – free shot for everyone in building at 19:11! Trenton Makes… Great BBQ! www.1911bbq.com
If you’re looking for a fun place to hang out with friends or a casual spot to watch the game, Brick House Tavern + Tap is the perfect fit. They deliver handcrafted fresh burgers seared and seasoned to order. Their signature Brick Burgers are made from 100% Angus chuck from Braveheart, a high quality Black Angus beef producer. Their menu offers up lamb, bison and Kobe burgers too for a wide range of delish burger options. www.brickhousetavernandtap.com
Hosting An Event? Looking for Casual Fare?
In addition to delish catering, Blawenburg Cafe & Catering Co., on corner of The Great Road & Rt. 518 has a breakfast & lunch menu with salads, sandwiches and burgers like The Blawenburger, made with Beechtree Farm beef, topped with Gruyere, onion marmalade, roasted tomato & garlic aioli, served with chimichurri fries! blawenburgcafe.com
A 28 year culinary veteran, Chef Bob’s catering menu ranges from bourbon BBQ burgers, to blue burgers with smoked bacon and coleslaw! Book his Outslider food truck for your event & be served one of the tastiest street sliders in NJ! theoutslider.com