The Burgerlution Meets the Meat Maestro: Pat LaFrieda

Wow. The Burgerlution plane has really taken off recently! Since our last post, we have met with so many incredibly knowledgable burger enthusiasts. We’ve watched countless burgers flip their way into so many perfect, buttery brioche buns. And we are so excited to have met so many interesting people along the way.

But now I’m dying to share what we’ve been up to.

Most recently, The Burgerlution crew took a magical trip to Pat LaFrieda Wholesale Meat Purveyors where we met with the man himself and watched his signature burgers being made right before our eyes. What a treat!

Pat LaFrieda is the Willy Wonka of Burgers!

We learned about the history of the LaFrieda company, watched cuts being broken down and chopped into patties, and then saw them leave for delivery in the morning.

Pat even gave us a peek into his dry age room. The smell is like a beef heaven! It’s pretty hard to describe how magical it is in there.

Director Jonathan with Pat

I have to say, these burgers are even more delicious (as if that’s possible) knowing that they were just made hours earlier. Being able to see my hamburger being created from start to finish at Pat LaFrieda and then in my own kitchen is a satisfying feeling I’ve never had the privilege to experience before.

Thank you, Pat!

Check back soon for more photos and clips of our trip to Pat LaFrieda, photos of delicious fresh-chopped burgers, and for updates on who else we’ve been meeting with lately.

Follow Pat LaFrieda and Mark Pastore on twitter @patlafrieda and @markymeat. And follow us too! @theburgerlution

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