‘Food & Wine’ recognizes dual Connecticut burger joints

  • This Sept. 9, 2016 print shows a extraneous of Louis Lunch, a longtime eatery in New Haven, Conn. Louis was famous by a Library of Congress as a U.S. hearth of a hamburger. Burgers are finished on a tiny gas griddle and a griddle does not offer ketchup. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

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This Sept. 9, 2016 print shows a extraneous of Louis Lunch, a longtime eatery in New Haven, Conn. Louis was famous by a Library of Congress as a U.S. hearth of a hamburger. Burgers are finished on a tiny gas griddle and a griddle does not offer ketchup. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

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This Sept. 9, 2016 print shows a extraneous of Louis Lunch, a longtime eatery in New Haven, Conn. Louis was famous by a Library of Congress as a U.S. hearth of a hamburger. Burgers are finished on a

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This Sept. 9, 2016 print shows hamburgers watchful to be baked during Louis Lunch, a longtime eatery in New Haven, Connecticut, that began as a lunchwagon in a 1890s. Burgers are finished on an antique gas griddle and a griddle does not offer ketchup. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz)

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This Sept. 9, 2016 print shows hamburgers watchful to be baked during Louis Lunch, a longtime eatery in New Haven, Connecticut, that began as a lunchwagon in a 1890s. Burgers are finished on an antique gas griddle and

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Is it a approach they prepare ’em, a infrequently finished grills or a side sequence of colorful chaff that give Louis’ Lunch a charm.

Is it a approach they prepare ’em, a infrequently finished grills or a side sequence of colorful chaff that give Louis’ Lunch a charm.




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The mythological Louis’ Lunch in New Haven and a “world famous” Ted’s Restaurant in Meriden have warranted their satisfactory share of accolades over a years for their renouned burgers. 

Food site Spoon University final year famous Louis’ Lunch as a creators of a best sandwich in Connecticut. It warranted a “Best of” nomination in a 2017 Connecticut Magazine’s annual awards (and has finished so for years). And in early 2016, a Library of Congress finally put an finish to a discuss and announced Louis’ Lunch a central hearth of a hamburger.

A examination of a Louis’ Lunch hamburger.


Media: Matt Lebow, Mark Saunders


Ted’s, that has a second plcae in Cromwell, Conn., is another repeat contender in Connecticut Magazine’s “Best of” awards and has been featured on Phantom Gourmet. Earlier this year, Thrillist highlighted Ted’s Restaurant in a list of tip 100 burgers in a U.S. 


Now Food Wine Magazine has weighed in on these popular, longstanding Connecticut institutions, ranking a strange burger from Louis’ Lunch and a steamed cheeseburger with Vermont cheddar cheese from Ted’s among a best in a United States. 

See Food Wine’s finish list of a best burgers in a U.S. here

Food Wine sought to share a take on a best in “America’s quintessential comfort food.” Louis’ Lunch and Ted’s finished a cut among 28 burger joints opposite a country, including Shake Shack, In-N-Out Burger and a famous Peter Luger’s in New York City. 

At Louis’ Lunch, a burgers are grilled over an open fire on antique cast-iron broilers and is served on toast. According to a Louis’ Lunch website, they wish their patron to knowledge “the meat’s loyal flavor,” so it’s served on white toast and they usually offer cheese, onion, and tomato as garnishes – no ketchup or other condiments.

At Ted’s, a burgers are steamed. The cheese is steamed too, and afterwards “scooped on tip of a burger enveloping a sandwich to emanate a singular demeanour and taste,” as described on a Ted’s Restaurant website

Hungry? These dual singular Connecticut offerings are certain to smooth your appetite, but take a demeanour during a gallery above for burger joints in a area with high ratings on Yelp. 

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