Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quest for a "Hunch Worthy" Binghamton Burger

Photo Credit: Food Network 
The Burger. a formed patty of ground meat grilled to perfection served on a bun with a myriad of toppings.  It is no longer the "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles on a sesame seed bun" we grew up with. 

In Binghamton, where there is a bar or micro-brewery; there is bar food.  The burger is a bar food menu staple.  But who has the best "hunch-worthy" burger in Binghamton?

I propose we invite Guy Fieri to come to Binghamton and do his famous "hunch" move over some of our home grown burgers and decide.  Since that may take some doing, I have decided to start my own personal quest for the best hunch worthy burger in Binghamton.

Galaxy Brewing Company's BC Burger. One of the best I have had so far. Topped with Dubbel balsamic onions, bacon, Gruyere cheese, tomatoes, and a garlic herb aioli on a perfectly sized ciabatta roll; there is a definitely no need for ketchup or any other condiments to be on your table for this one. 

A double patty, grilled onions, Vermont Cheddar cheese and a special sauce, I have yet been able to duplicate, definitely puts Remlik's Grille & Oyster Bar's in the running for the top hunch worthy burger.
Of course, my quest has only just begun.  While I have had burgers at several other Binghamton restaurants, it was before I made the conscious decision to find the best of the best.  I will reserve my commentary on the other locations until I have had a chance to reevaluate my "hunch" opinion of their offerings.  

In the meantime, which is your favorite Binghamton restaurant, bar or microbrewery "hunch worthy" burger?  Where should I venture for my next "hunch-worthiness" test?


  1. Burger Monday's is always mouth watering. If you can stomach the dive-bar-iness of it, The Belmar has a surprisingly good (and cheap) burger.

    1. I will have to make it a point to try both with an open mind. I have dined at Burger Monday's only once and did not order their burger. I have heard several good things about the Belmar burger but have, as of yet, not experienced it. I am sure there will be an update to this post in the near future.