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#1 MikeUSMC

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:46 PM

Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers
1046 Broad Street
Meriden, CT 06450

http://www.tedsrestaurant.com/

You've probably seen this place on the Travel Channel. Birthplace of the Steamed Cheeseburger. Yes, steamed (don't knock it til you try it! ;) ). About 15 minutes from my house, and known by us locals as "Ptomaine Ted's" :rofl: They've come a long way, and they actually wear gloves when they prep your food now :) https://www.merriam-...ionary/ptomaine

Honestly, I've never actually heard of anyone getting sick there, and the grub is amazing. Just came back from Ted's and it's the best hangover food I've ever had. I wish they were still open 24hrs (they used to be, back in the day)

Ok, enough yappin'.....
Tiny little shack on the side of the road
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They put the meat and cheese in these little rectangular trays and pop them into the steamer. I couldn't get a good pic of the steamer door open because the guys that work there are so damn fast
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BOOM!
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Best damn cheese pull you've ever seen.....
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No French fries here. Home fries, homie!
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Hit up Ted's if you ever get a chance! You won't be disappointed ;)


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#2 dragonsfire

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

Nice ! reminds me of steamed meat balls in Europe.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:53 PM

They definitely do cheese right! My biggest complaint about cheese on sammies and burgers is, can't taste it! Put more! ;)

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:58 PM

I agree, the cheese looks thick and melty which is awesome. Beyond that I don't know if I could really get behind a steamed burger with untoasted buns, I see how one would have to try it to like it. 

 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

You've inspired me to nuked some white castle cb's :rofl:



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:01 PM

It looks like a place I saw on 'Man v Food'. :P



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

Beyond that I don't know if I could really get behind a steamed burger with untoasted buns, I see how one would have to try it to like it.

I'm telling you, you'd be pleasantly surprised at how delicious they are! Super juicy, but not greasy

It looks like a place I saw on 'Man v Food'. :P

Yup! You sure did!
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(Skip to the 5:30 mark)

You've inspired me to nuked some white castle cb's :rofl:

You're on your own there, bro! :high: :rofl:

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

Looks pretty different but I love burgers so I would be willing to try any burger as long as it's tasty.

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:50 PM

Teds, K LaMays or American Steamed I love me some steamed burgers. Nice pics Mike Been going to Teds for years, I used to race at the Meriden BMX track.

 


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:19 PM

Teds, K LaMays or American Steamed I love me some steamed burgers. 

Dude, I STILL haven't been to LaMay's! Can you believe that?! Kevin (Lamay), from what I've heard, used to work at Ted's, then left to open his own steamed burger joint ("LaMay's"). Supposedly they're freaking awesome though. (I worked with one of Kevin's buddies, building the Yale School of Management in New Haven for 3 years, a few years ago. Freakin cool looking building too 😎, you should do an image search for it)

Kinda like the Pat's vs. Geno's cheesesteaks in Philly. Die hard, loyal fans to each place ;)
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 04:46 PM

Sally's or Pepe's, though i'm a Modern guy..LOL



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 06:08 PM

Pepe's. White Clam Pie. All day long ;)
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 07:59 PM

I agree, the cheese looks thick and melty which is awesome. Beyond that I don't know if I could really get behind a steamed burger with untoasted buns, I see how one would have to try it to like it. 
 


I think it looks killer. I'm not really a roasted bun guy. Don't get me wrong, I like butter then barely a toast personally. So lot of places mess it up though and make the bun super crunchy- like hurt the roof of your mouth crunchy. I'm not down with that.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:23 PM

I'm telling you, you'd be pleasantly surprised at how delicious they are! Super juicy, but not greasy

 

I do believe you on how it would be super juicy and would try one in a second.

 

I think it looks killer. I'm not really a roasted bun guy. Don't get me wrong, I like butter then barely a toast personally. So lot of places mess it up though and make the bun super crunchy- like hurt the roof of your mouth crunchy. I'm not down with that.

 

I have never had a bun that was super crunchy but if I were I would have to request a mulligan from the chef, super crunchy buns doesn't sound delicious. It does sound like a hell of a work out though. 60 seconds to super crunchy buns! 


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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:57 PM

I would definitely try Ted's, if it wasnt probably 24 hrs away lol. I will just have to stick with these local burgers lol

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 03:12 PM

Looks pretty good. Our local favorite in California is in-n-out burger. It's a chain but til recently they've only been in California. They recently just started branching out into other states.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 03:14 PM

A "real" slider is technically steamed on top of onions on a flattop, and the onion steam gives the patty flavor, then, with a spatula, it is flipped so it gets a sear on one side, onions on top.


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:09 PM

PS. That last post was defending steaming lol, not knocking this burger. ;)


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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:13 PM

Our local favorite in California is in-n-out burger.

I was just out there in April, and I'll tell you what, that place was DAMN GOOD for a fast food joint! "Double Double, Animal Style" ;)
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I'm not sure where exactly you are in Cali, but if you can make it to Ocean Beach, DEFINITELY hit up Hodad's! ;)
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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:21 PM

PS. That last post was defending steaming lol, not knocking this burger. ;)

Ignore what I just posted in the Everything Fried thread then :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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