Springfield’s Horseshoe

Ham Horseshoe

When my family moved from Central Illinois to Chicago many years ago, we moved into a neighborhood in which, within a few blocks, we had examples of the cuisine of Korea, Colombia, the Phillipines, Thailand, Greece, Mexico, Sweden, Argentina, and of course the numerous hot dog and Italian Beef stands. Just north of us was Devon…

Hamburger With the Lot

Burger in situ

So, I grew up here. In Australia. In Canberra, specifically. Many things have changed in my city in the last 47 years. Australian cities are typically divided up into suburbs, each with their own official name. Especially in Canberra this is interesting, because each suburb has its own little set of shops, consisting of a…

Smashed Burgers: Everything Old is New Again

The Mickey from Schoop's with everything

There are a lot of different kinds of burgers out there. Different foodie websites have classified them different ways: Thrillist’s 16 Regional American Burger Styles, Serious Eats’ Guide to Hamburger and Cheeseburger Styles, First We Feast’s Taxonomy of Burger Styles. Even Wikipedia, source of our own List, has a completely separate List of hamburgers that…

Changes, Chinatown, and the Ham and Egg Bun

Ham and egg bun from Chiu Quon

Sandwiches are an ephemeral thing. No matter the outliers like the last McDonald’s hamburger sold in Iceland; by design, sandwiches make our lives just a little bit nicer for a short period of time and then live on only in Instagram photos and poorly-written blog posts like mine. Nowhere is that more clear than on this site,…