STRATFORD, Conn. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running with each being profiled this week.
Who Has the Best Burger in Fairfield County?
Bogey's Grille & Tap Room, Norwalk
Joey C's Boathouse Cantina & Grill, Stratford
Gates Restaurant, New Canaan
The Hideaway, Ridgefield
Little Pub, Fairfield, Wilton, Greenwich, Ridgefield
Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It Patty Perfect: According to Owner Joey Catalano who runs the eatery with his wife, Ania (the two are both chefs), the burgers here are either grass-fed or premium. "Our beef is a custom blend of brisket, short rib, and sirloin. They have a rick, steak-like flavor," he said.
Even better: They come with a dizzying array of gourmet toppings and are grilled. It's what sets them apart, explained Catalano.
Being that the restaurant is on the water, there are specialties with sea-themes, including "Shipwrecked," a burger piled high with homemade onion rings and melted blue and swiss cheeses. SOS is uniquely topped with buttery pulled pieces of lobster -- and is Ania's invention, The SOS stands for "Sofia's Outrageous Surf 'n Turf" named for the couple's daughter whose favorite food is"burgers and lobster.
Dig In: 955 Ferry Blvd., (203) 870-4838, www.joeycsboathouse.com
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