Layered Guacamole and White Bean Dip
Serves: Serves 8-10 people
Prep time: 25 min.
Cook time: 25 min
The Burger Lab knows where it's at, follow these tips to make the best burgers in town!
The tips I'm setting out here are ones that, with very few exceptions, apply universally to all hamburgers, regardless of style. Thus, one thing you will not find in this list is specific cooking instructions in terms of heat source, strength, and timing. As far as taking a formed patty from raw to cooked, there are no hard and fast rules that apply in every situation.
And without further ado, here are The Burger Lab's Top Ten Burger-Making Tips:
If you've never ground beef yourself, the task may seem daunting at first, but take it from me: once you grind, you never rewind.
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Moms, you work hard and deserve to be recognized. So to honor you, several restaurants and retailers are offering freebies and special deals on and around Mother's Day, May 12.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar will give mothers who eat at its locations on Mother's Day a $25 gift card for a future visit. See www.flemingssteakhouse.com for locations. The gift card must be redeemed by June 15.
Red Lobster is holding a daily sweepstakes in honor of moms. Each day in May through Mother's Day a winner will receive a $50 Red Lobster gift card plus a $100 gift card good for spa treatments, chocolates or flowers. To register go to the Red Lobster Facebook page and follow the instructions to enter the daily drawing.
McCormick & Schmick's is giving momscomplimentary truffles with brunch or dinner on Mother's Day.
Read about more Mother's Day freebies at Yahoo.com
Los Angeles: Mother's Day is Sunday, and if you're wondering where to celebrate with Mom, here are 24 restaurants offering options such as free Champagne with brunch, blueberry French toast, squash blossom enchiladas and, of course, the bottomless mimosa.
Border Grill: Both of Border Grill’s locations, in downtown L.A. and Santa Monica, will be serving up a menu of unlimited small plates and mimosas Sunday. Menu highlights include Peruvian shrimp and grits, short rib hash and egg, a plantain empanada and Yucatan eggs Benedict. The unlimited small plates brunch costs $35 per person. Call restaurant locations for reservations. BorderGrill.com.
Read more at the LA Times
Orange County: 118 Degrees
Hours: 10 am-9 pm Sunday’s Brunch 11am-3pm
Mother’s Day Special: Delicious Organic Plant-Based 5 Course Meal for Mom! $22/Available Saturday and Sunday from 11-3 and to-go! Featuring Mom’s Favorite Dessert platter with Toffee Swirl Cake Pops and Lemon Pomegranate Bars
Read more at OC Foodies
Joseph Mahon, Owner and Chef at Burger Parlor will be talking handcrafted burger with Neil today on the show!
Charbel and George Ghabi will be bringing the Rounds Food Truck to KFI to talk about their delicious burgers!
Founded in 2011 by brothers George and Charbel Ghaby, Rounds Premium Burgers is a fun, new twist on the classic American burger stand, offering a flavorful selection of classic fare, recreated to be uniquely Rounds. Rounds Premium Burgers offers something for every taste- whether meal lover or vegan, health nut or not, your round awaits! Simply put, exceptional quality at an affordable price.
"Just the Way You Like It!" That's the motto at Rounds. Your burger, your way, every time. Rounds gives you the tools, and you build your masterpiece, whether you like it plain and simple or loaded with toppings and messy. Create your own round from the wide selection of meats, cheeses and toppings available, or choose from signature menu items. Rounds uses only the freshest, finest ingredients, and makes each round by hand, when you order. Rounds' mission is simple: Great food, great prices, and friendly folks each and every time you visit.
Get more info including locations at RoundsBurgers.com
What are some of your favorite burger places in LA and OC?
There's something special about the walk-up burger stand, that post-WWII staple of American eating that has slowly started to fade from view. There are still zillions of madre-and-padre burger operations around Los Angeles, pressing beef into ageless cast iron griddles, but many of them have opted for larger digs and expanded menus. You'll find indoor fluorescent lighting, plastic booths and maybe even a drive-thru window.
You know the old saying: "Give a man a drive-thru window to order from, and he'll eat for a day. But teach a man to stand outside, in the dark, quietly waiting for the right to politely ask a surly old cook if he can please have a cheeseburger, then lean on a newspaper box or squeeze onto a dumpy picnic table while he eats, and that man will have a greasy smile on his face for a lifetime."
Read more at the LA Weekly
Did your favorite flavor win the Lay's Potato Chip Challenge?
Cheesy Garlic Bread potato chips beat out Sriracha and Chicken and Waffles varieties to become Lay's next chip flavor. A chip contest from Frito-Lay that drew 3.8 million submissions resulted in the three new flavors.
Karen Weber-Mendham of Land O' Lakes, Wis., won the contest with her cheesy garlic bread flavor idea. She will receive either $1 million dollars or 1% of the flavor's 2013 net sales, whichever is higher.
Both the Sriracha and Chicken and Waffles flavor-makers will receive $50,000.
Read more at the LA Times
Who will you trust, the original or the brand new sauce by heavyweight Trader Joe's?
Trader Joe's now has its own house brand of Sriracha sauce. Which, if you walked into the store with hummus on your mind and thus were not prepared to see rows and rows of the sauce innocuously lined up next to packages of dried kimchi (also apparently a new item, though maybe not one that we're particularly eager to try), you may or may not have nearly dropped your free sample-sized cup of coffee in surprise.
That Trader Joe's has a house brand Sriracha sauce, though, makes sense. A sizable part of the population is completely obsessed with the Thai hot sauce, especially Huy Fong's version (see: a cookbook, lollipops, attire). Thus we couldn't resist comparing Trader Joe's Sriracha to the ever popular Rooster sauce. Some Food Fights just write themselves.
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Real World meets Chopped... Who is down?
It can be argued that MTV's The Real World started the whole put-strangers-together-in-a-house-and-see-what-happens gimmick of just about every reality show we see today, including Bravo's Top Chef. Now MTV is casting for its own food show, where, wait for it, they'll have strangers living in a house competing for a chef job.
If you're interested in being one them, here's the casting call notice fromhttp://www.foodschoolcasting.com/:
For the first time ever MTV and Doron Ofir Casting are seeking aspiring chefs to fulfill a lifelong dream in the culinary arts that will lead to the job of a lifetime and launch a career of epic proportions.
Read more at the OC Weekly