4.0 out of 5.0 stars

I’m a cat guy at heart, but after a Burger focused happy hour with @phatphood, I might be leaning towards the dog side, the Stray Dog side at least.

Stray Dog is owned by the former executive chef of The Bulldog Northeast.  It isn’t the Bulldog anymore, but now is Stray Dog.  There is at least one similarity between the two.  Stray Dog is a burger place.  There are a lot of burgers on the menu, and a lot of very interesting burgers to say the least.

The New Yorker uses New York butcher, Pat LaFrieda’s blend of short rib and chuck.  It is juicy and flavorful.  It was cooked to my medium preference.  They use a really good Widmer’s 4 year cheddar cheese and it’s actually melted nicely.  Grilled onions top the cheese and were plentiful and delicious!

One thing that stands out is there choice of a bun.  They use what’s called a “bialy”. Yes, I had to google it.  Some call it the lesser known cousin to the bagel even though it is not boiled before it is baked and does not have a hole in it.  I would describe it as similar to a ciabatta bun.  I liked it!

This is a good burger!  I will be back to try some other burgers on their menu!

Hand-cut fries – Very good!

Sweet & Spicy Wings – Very good!