On Tour: Die Fette Kuh, Cologne

Germany’s fourth largest city (after Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich) took me a while to get to, but with an assist from some local Kölners, I discovered some great burger spots.  Cologne, or Köln, spans both sides of the north Rhine river – though I’m told there is only one ‘correct’ side – the West side. …

On Tour: Top 5 Burgers in Hamburg 2017

Hamburg, also know as the ‘Free & Hanseatic City of Hamburg’: Germany’s second-largest city.  The namesake (depending on whom you ask) and birthplace of the Hamburger.  Probably making it the Uncle of the cheeseburger and Grandfather of the bacon cheeseburger. Located in northern Germany, the city is a major port with the Elbe river connecting…

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…

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…