Two Connecticut-made burgers have been selected as among the 40 top burgers in America, according to the the Daily Meal.
Coming in at #17 is the Original Burger at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, and at #32 the Steamed Cheeseburger from Ted’s in Meriden. Both are perennial favorites, and no stranger to acclaim, here at home and well beyond Connecticut.
As the Louis’ Lunch website recalls the story… “One day in 1900, a gentleman hurriedly walked into Louis’ Lunch and told proprietor Louis Lassen he was in a rush and wanted something he could eat on the run. In an instant, Louis placed his own blend of ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast and sent the gentleman on his way. And so, the most recognizable American sandwich was born.” The New Haven icon was also featured by ABC television’s ‘The Chew’ earlier this year, and Food and Wine magazine a year ago.
Ted’s “world famous steamed cheeseburgers” also topped the local Advocate newspaper’s “Best of” list, most recently in 2012, “Best Burger in CT” from The Food Network Magazine and “Best Burger” from Connecticut Magazine. Ted’s describes itself as the only known restaurant in the U.S. that exclusively sells steamed cheeseburgers.