Whos Got The Best
Burger In Town?
By DineHuntington.com /
The burger wars are on.
It started when the Foodies asked the question, Who
makes the best burger in the Town of Huntington? Fans
of our DineHuntington page on Facebook were quick to respond,
naming their favorites as Huntingtons best burger. Of
course, there were as many opinions as there are burger joints
out there, and like everything food related, its all
a matter of taste.
The burger scene in the Town of Huntington covers the full
spectrum of tastes. Whatever your preference, its out
there. There are $3 burgers, there are $25 burgers, and theres
a world of burgers in between. From one-handed sliders to
two-fisted meals, they range from the simple classic burger
on a bun to complex creations that cant be contained
on any size roll.
And everyone has their favorite.
What follows is a glimpse into Huntingtons burger world.
The Foodies want you to take up the burger wars challenge:
get out there and try them, and let us know what you think
at our DineHuntington fan page on Facebook. If youre
already a fan, you know what to do. If youre not, become
one. Go to www.DineHuntington.com and click on the Become
a Fan button. Then tell everyone who makes the best
burger in the Town of Huntington.
To get you started, heres an overview of some of the
towns top burgers.
34 New Street
34 New St., Huntington
Whether hes working on pizza dough or a white plate,
34 New Street chef/owner Steve Camas is an artist who loves
innovative and surprising food combinations. His burger, however,
sticks to the classic combination. Its built around
a half-pound of Angus beef, grilled to order and served with
lettuce, tomato, pickle, American or cheddar cheese, sautéed
onions, sautéed mushrooms, or bacon, and served with
french fries. $12. Mention the Burger Wars challenge and Steve
will throw in a free glass of beer with your burger.
314 New York Ave., Huntington
If Canterbury Ales owner Billy Hoest had one of those signs
like McDonalds Billions Served
we wonder what the number would be. In 33 years, Billys
served a lot of burgers. Canterburger fans swear by them.
The original Canterburger 8-oz. patty on a Kaiser roll
with the usual trimmings ($12.99); the California Canterburger,
with sliced mushrooms, avocado, sprouts, slaw and mozzarella
($13.99); Cajun Bleu Burger, with melted bleu cheese and buffalo
wing sauce; and the Buffalo Canterburger - Prime bison with
the usual trimmings ($12.99) are just a few.
Christophers Courtyard Cafe
8 Wall St., Huntington 631-271-0111
Huntington village favorite Christo-phers Courtyard
Café brings some exotic offerings to the burger table.
In addition to the basic favorite, Chef Frank has created
some specialty burgers for the adventuresome foodie. Jacks
Wild West Burger with bleu cheese and hot sauce ($12); the
Fiesta Burger with salsa, guacamole and cheddar jack ($11);
and Brunos BBQ Steak Burger, with Christophers
famous barbecue sauce, sautéed mushrooms and onions
($12). Not exotic enough? Give the ostrich or bison burgers
9 Wall St., Huntington 631-271-3540 LaBottegaHuntington.com
A surprise contender in the Burger Wars challenge, newly opened
La Bottega serves up the colossal Norbie Monster,
named for its creator who on most days can be found at the
cash register. The Norbie starts with two ground beef patties
with bacon, pepperoncino cheese, hot peppers, red onions,
tomato and mixed greens with spicy mayo, garlic and oil on
a grilled panino roll. If you can finish that monster, desserts
on Norbie. $14.
15 Wall St., Huntington
One of the Foodies favorites, Jonathans burger
is a simple classic. Available at lunchtime or from the bar
menu only, its a generous sirloin burger topped with
Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion slices on Jonathans
signature rustic bread with skinny fries and a small arugula
salad. Its not the northern Italian cuisine for which
Jonanthans is famous, but its nonetheless a classic,
and best eaten at the bar. $14.
7 Gerard St., Huntington
Another new kid on the block, Porto Vivo is known for high-end
cuisine in a elegant setting, but its lively bar scene just
got better with the addition of a burger to the bar menu.
Its a wood-grilled Angus Prime burger with crispy pancetta,
Fontina cheese and caramelized balsamic onions, served with
Vivos herbed French fries. The sexiest burger from the
brunch menu just became the sexiest thing at the bar.
Rookies Sports Club
70 Gerard St., Huntington
One of Huntingtons burger capitals, Rookies Hall
of Fame Steak Burgers are two-fisted creations that
require you bring an appetite. The Old Timer: applewood smoked
bacon, American Cheese and Rookies secret sauce ($11.99);
A-1 Peppercorn Burger: peppercorn with A-1 steak sauce, bacon,
pepper jack and crispy onion straws ($11.99); Rookies Burger:
cheddar, bacon, and slow-cooked pulled pork ($12.99); Louisiana
Lightning: blackened, spiced and topped with bleu cheese,
sauteed peppers, caramelized onion and chipotle pepper dressing
($11.99); The Bronx Bomber: 1/2-pound dry-aged sirloin with
caramelized onions, Applewood bacon bits and bleu cheese ($18.99).
Or build your own. A mention of the Burger Wars Challenge
will get you 20 percent off your entire check.
Smok A Burgers
380 Larkfield Road, East Northport
At this no-frills eatery, single burgers ($3.69 to $4.69)
and double burgers ($5.42 to $6.19) come with your choice
of free toppings, including lettuce, tomato, pickles, red
onions, jalapenos, sautéed onions, mayonnaise, Chipotle
sauce, fried onions, sautéed mushrooms and grilled
peppers. Home of the $5 combo (cheeseburger, French fries
and soda. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.), newly
opened Smok A Burgers cranks out burgers all day long
they gotta do it well. Mention the DineHuntington Burger Challenge
for a free small ice cream along with your combo.
Take the Burger Wars Challenge. Try em, log on to DineHuntington.com
and let the Foodies know what you think.