You can stop searching for “restaurants near me,” Granfanally’s has won two Best of NH Awards! The Reader’s Poll named us the best pizzeria and best burger in the Salem area. We’ve posted before about reasons to love our pizza. But now we want to talk burgers! There’s nothing quite like a good burger. The perfect combination of meat, toppings, sauces, and bread is a meal that is impossible to say no to. And why would you want to?
Let’s dive into what makes a great burger and what makes Granfanally’s one of NH’s favorite “restaurants near me”!
It’s about the beef.
This should come as no surprise. The basis of a great burger is great beef. And almost as important as the quality of the beef is the meat to fat ratio. Most chefs opt for ground beef that has about 20% fat, sometimes 25%. Fat is flavor! Not enough and the burger will be dry and bland. Too much, and the burger will shrink dramatically as it cooks and you’ll end up with a sad, small burger.
Only put the best on top.
You can’t top off beautifully cooked, quality burgers with just anything. From veggies to cheese to condiments, you want to top your burger with nothing but the best. Topping a burger with fresh, crisp lettuce, tomato, and onion adds that crunch that perfectly complements the texture of the burger and bun. Perfectly melted cheese not only adds flavor and a bit of salt, but it also holds the burger patty together. That’s why even some of the classiest chefs don’t snub American cheese. It melts easily and is great for burgers. Top it off with the perfect amount of ketchup, barbecue sauce, or secret sauce for the perfect blend of flavors and textures.
Don’t forget the bun.
The final element of a great burger is a great bun. Perfectly toasted and not too thick, the bun holds the whole thing together. And gives you something to hold in your hand. Buns are also key to the presentation of the burger. The bun literally tops the whole thing off and makes it look like something you can’t wait to grab and dig in!
The Best Burgers at the Best “Restaurants Near Me”
If you’ve had our burgers before, you know why we were voted the Best of NH. If you haven’t, what are you waiting for? You don’t have to keep looking for “restaurants near me,” the good people of NH have spoken. Come try the best!