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Bill’s Bar and Burger crossing the Hudson at Harrah’s

I can’t believe we havent written about how excited we are for the next Bill’s Bar and Burger!

The Burgerlution team in the kitchen with Brett Reichler

We met with Bill’s executive chef Brett Reichler to tell us about their burgers and restaurant philosophy. Bill’s uses Pat LaFrieda meats for all of their delicious burgers. But don’t be fooled! Bill’s prides itself on being a place where fast food and fine dining meet at a meaty cross-roads of juicy burger goodness.

Burger in hand, smile on face.

Brett invited us into the kitchen of their Rockefeller Center restaurant and let us taste their ridiculously yummy burgers.

Bill’s Maytag Blue and Bacon Burger

Bill’s will be opening a new location at Harrah’s in Atlantic City this summer. We snagged the shot below on a drive through New Jersey. We cant wait for a night at the Pool with a mouth-watering Maytag burger!

Follow @billsnyc on twitter for more news about the new spot!

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.

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Coming Soon: Pat Lafrieda iPhone App?

What could be better than the two necessities of New York City? Well this is just that! iPhones and Burgers two things that I for one cannot live without. So what better than a Pat LaFrieda iPhone app coming soon?

As per a little teasing advertisement in Viaggio: a magazine by Mario Batali. The ad was in the most recent issue of the magazine, which is currently only available in any of Mario Batali’s restaurants or Eataly not yet available for digital downloads. What would this app do? An app to place an order for restaurants? Possibly an App with a directory of restaurants serving burgers? A guide to cuts? Perhaps videos on cooking the best burgers? Who knows! But we will simply have to wait to find out… This is pretty exciting and I will just have to keep my eyes open on the App Store.

Follow them on twitter:
Mario Batali:@Mariobatali
Pat LaFrieda:@patlafrieda


Cooking with Hamburgers from Pat LaFrieda

I purchased hamburger patties from Fresh Direct. They sell hamburgers direct from Pat LaFrieda and have 3 different blends to choose from. I cooked two on my cast iron skillet seasoned with a little salt and pepper. They then went on a Brioches bun and fit so perfectly.