The Hamburg Hamburger files part 5: Grilly Idol

Grilly Idol is the fifth and youngest stop on my burger tour of Hamburg.  They have just celebrated their one year birthday on the 15th of March, 2017 (with free whiskey for all, sad I missed that!) Who would have thought Hamburg could bring such a strong burger game?!  Five great burgers and counting! Robin…

The Hamburg Hamburger Files Part 4: The Bird

The Bird, like Brooklyn Burger Bar, is another Hamburg burger joint with a New York flair.  Located in the heart of Hamburg’s vibrant St. Pauli neighborhood, The Bird focuses intensely on their beef –  they don’t mess around. The Bird’s steaks are dry-aged for a minimum of 30 days after arriving from the US, courtesy of…

The Hamburg Hamburger Files part 3: Brooklyn Burger Bar

Hamburg’s Brooklyn Burger Bar was conceived by three friends during a wild night out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn while on a trip to New York.  Germans have this thing called a ‘eine Schnappsidee‘, which is basically conceiving of an idea whilst hammered drunk.  Schnappsideen are generally horrible ideas.  In this case, replace the schnapps with many New York…

The Hamburg Hamburger Files part 2: Otto’s Burger

In March, 2014, the first Otto’s Burger location opened its doors.  It was the brainchild of a young burger entrepreneur named Daniel MacGowan Von Holstein; the most German-ly named person ever…. …Appropriate for a Hamburger opening a Hamburger joint in Hamburg. Editor’s note: he may not be from Hamburg, thus meaning he may not be a…

Hawksmoor’s Limited Edition Christmas Burger

Holy moly… Christmas dinner (British style) in a bun…on a sleigh. The Hawksmoor Christmas burger is back as of 23 November, for a limited time. I would be remiss if I didn’t immediately point out the fact that there is no beef in this burger.  However, considering Hawksmoor is my favorite burger in London, I felt it…

The Hamburg Hamburger Files part 1: Dulf’s Burger

This is the first installment of a new miniseries within ‘BeefFanatic On Tour’: The Hamburg Hamburger Files. Hamburg boasts a rising and thriving, modern burger scene. The northern German harbour city is also the namesake of the hamburger, so what could be more perfect to feature on BeefFanatic.com? It’s widely accepted that the hamburger got its name from…

This Happened at MASH, Piccadilly

Behold the tomahawk steak in all its glory.  It’s the size of a Flintstones brontosaur rib; mammoth proportions. For the uninitiated, the ‘tomahawk’ cut is a massive on-the-bone rib steak. It is cut from the fore-rib with the thickness determined by the width of the bone to which the steak is attached – meaning it’s huge –…

On Tour: Fletcher’s Better Burger, Frankfurt DE

For a long time, the bahnhofsviertels (main train station neighborhoods) in many European cities have had questionable reputations.  None more-so than Frankfurt’s haupbahnhof area in particular, which earned a reputation for drugs and crime that it still is trying to shed. However, in the past several years, a change has come to the Frankfurt Bahnhofsviertel.  Hipster millennials…