Mac & Cheese Squares

If you haven’t tried GoldBurgers Mac & Cheese Squares, then you’re in for a real treat! Mac & Cheese breaded and deep fried with a side of mac sauce – absolutely delicious!

Who doesn’t love mac & cheese?  Mac & Cheese is an American favorite, all starting with Thomas Jefferson who loved macaroni & cheese so much that he served it at a dinner party at the White House in 1802.  They called it Macaroni Pie!

Macaroni & cheese can be found in most households in America these days either in a box or the good ole’ fashioned homemade mac & cheese!

If you’d like to make your own mac & cheese squares, we have a great recipe to share with you:

Baked Macaroni & Cheese (makes 6 servings)

4 Cups Water

4 Cups Whole Milk

1 lb of Pasta

6 Tablespoons butter

8 oz Parmesan Cheese or Extra Sharp Cheddar (or both combined 4 oz ea)

Preheat oven to 375

Stir milk and water in a large pot, bring to a boil

Add the Pasta, stir and reduce to a simmer – stir occasionally

Lightly butter a 2qt casserole dish

Add 1/3 of the cooked pasta to the dish

Dot 1/3 of the butter and 1/3 of the cheese over the pasta

Repeat layers

Add a thick layer of cheese on the top until golden brown or add bread crumbs to the top as well for an extra garnish.  You can then eat as is or deep fry in your fryer.

Bake for 20-30 mins until hot.  Cut into squares and enjoy!Mac & Cheese Squares

 

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Happy Holidays!

Hey everyone, the holiday cheerful moods are in full swing and there are quite a few exciting things to do in the Hartford area over the next few weeks!

With festive lights, holiday music, decorated trees, one can’t help but to feel the holiday spirit while walking around Hartford and the surrounding cities!  Holiday shoppers are filling stores to shop for family & friends and filling their bellies in local restaurants.

Whether your just visiting or live local, you don’t want to miss these fantastic holiday happenings this month:

Winter Fest Connecticut Trolley Museum:  The trolley travels through a tunnel of lights and also explore the many decorated and lit trolleys in the museum.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Dec 1st-3rd, Breakfast with Santa – Dec 9th, The Nutcracker – December 16th & 17th, Holiday Cirque Spectacular – Dec 16th, The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Guest MC Kurtis Blow – Dec 17th – The Bushnell

Winterfest Ice Skating – Free ice skating on the east side of Bushnell Park.

Holiday Light Fantasia: A 2 mile winter wonderland in Goodwin Park with over 1 million lights! Drive through – admission is $15 per car.

Before or after checking out the local holiday festivities, don’t forget to stop into Gold Burgers and check out our delicious menu!  From melt in your mouth onion rings to our specialty burgers, we have something for everyone at Gold Burgers!

Gold Burgers gift cards are the perfect gift to give this holiday season!  So come on in and sit down, relax, enjoy some great food and don’t forget to pick up a gift card or two while you’re here!

All of us at Gold Burgers wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season!

May your holidays be merry and bright!

 

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New England Weiner!

If you live in New England, chances are you have heard of a New England Weiner (sometimes called a New York System Weiner)!  GoldBurgers guests LOVE our New England Weiner and we think you will too!  Our steamed weiner, topped with chili, onions, mustard and celery salt is absolute heaven!

Originating in Rhode Island around 1940, this awesome hot dog creation developed in Providence and became a huge hit in the state and locals love them!  Really who doesn’t love onions, chili, mustard and celery salt!  Delicious!

GoldBurgers invites you to try our New England Weiner the next time you visit us at one of our two locations!

New York Systems hot weiner, Rhode Island traditional dishes

GoldBurgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111

GoldBurgers, 399 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106

Online ordering through Uber Eats is available! It’s fast and convenient!  When you’re hungry, we have you covered here at GoldBurgers! We look forward to serving you soon!

Antibiotic & Hormone Free Poultry

Here at GoldBurgers, we take our business seriously and our goal is to provide fresh, healthy food to our guests.  The chicken patties we serve are a blend of antibiotic and hormone-free thigh and breast meat from Stew Leonard’s right here in Connecticut!

Antibiotics and hormone use in farm animals has caused concern for some time. Decades ago, farmers started giving antibiotics to their farm animals after they realized that their animals would gain as much as 3 percent more weight than if they weren’t given antibiotics but little did they know that antibiotics stay in the meat and then ingested by people.  This causes a big concern because people ingesting the antibiotics in the meat may not respond to antibiotic treatment if they fall ill because of building up a resistance.

Hormones used in meat has been determined to cause an increased risk in reproductive cancers among women and breast cancer.

Stay healthy and happy by looking for antibiotic and hormone free meat next time you’re shopping and don’t forget to stop in at one of our GoldBurgers locations soon to enjoy the best chicken sandwiches and burgers in Connecticut!Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, Ct

IT’S ALL GOOD FOR YOU!

At Goldburgers, we believe in eating healthier and that is why we use fresh, local produce, eggs, beef and poultry for our menu items!

Eating meat from grass fed animals is lower in fat than meat from grain-fed animals.  For example – did you know that a 6oz steak from a grass fed cow can have 100 fewer calories than a 6 oz steak from a grain-fed cow?

Meat from grass fed animals also has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain fed animals.  Omega-3’s are “good fat” because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. Omega 3’s are also essential for your brain.  People with a diet rich in Omega 3’s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder and Alzheimer’s disease.

Omega 3’s can reduce the risk of cancer.  In animal studies, Omega 3’s have slowed the growth and spreading of cancer.

When animals are grain fed, the grain diminishes their Omega 3 level.  Eggs from pastured hens can contain as much as 10 times more Omega 3’s than eggs from factory hens.

Another benefit of grass fed beef, dairy and eggs is that these foods will have a higher Vitamin E level. Sometimes as much as 4% higher.

The top ten benefits of grass fed beef are:

  1. Lower in total fat
  2. Higher in beta-carotene
  3. Higher in vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
  4. Higher in the B-vitamins thiamin and riboflavin
  5. Higher in the minerals calcium, magnesium, and potassium
  6. Higher in total omega-3s
  7. A healthier ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids (1.65 vs 4.84)
  8. Higher in CLA (cis-9 trans-11), a potential cancer fighter
  9. Higher in vaccenic acid (which can be transformed into CLA)
  10. Lower in the saturated fats linked with heart disease

Everyone loves a good egg!  Eggs from pastured hens are richer in Vitamin D.  Vitamin D helps build strong bones.  Researchers have found that eating just two eggs from pastured hens, will give you 64-126% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin D.   You can find these eggs at farmer’s markets or natural food stores.

So what are you waiting for?  Come and TASTE the difference with Goldburgers fine grass fed beef hamburgers, chicken patties and eggs from pastured hens.  Goldburgers is located at 1096 Main Street, Newington and our newest location is at 399 Capitol Avenue, Hartford!   Come check us out!

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What is Farm To Table?

A few times a year, we here at Goldburgers love for the Farm To Table dinners at Eddy Farm in Newington.  These dinners consist of a multiple course, prix fixe menu using fresh local ingredients. A listing of our upcoming Farm to Table Dinners can be seen on our website’s event page.  http://www.goldburgers.com/events/

Farm To Table, though seemingly more popular in recent years, is not a new concept!  As far back as the mid 1800’s, people living in the cities longed for food that was grown locally.  They longed for vacationing at country resorts that grew their own food.  Let’s be real, food back in the 1800’s was not always “fresh” by the time it arrived at home.

Today, if you’re interested in food, you’ve most likely heard the term Farm To Table.  Farm to Table has come about in the last 50 or so years where there has been some disconnect about where our food actually comes from and where it’s grown.  Farm to Table is about distance – the shortest distance between the farm and the consumer!  Farm To Table dinners provide fresh meat, produce and dairy to the consumer. These dinners are always fresh, have better flavor than a dinner made from ingredients shipped from afar and better nutritional value!

Attending a Farm To Table dinner is a great way to get out, support your local farmers and get to know more people in the community.

So what are you waiting for?  We encourage you to give one of our Farm To Table dinners a try this summer & fall.  Keep an eye on our events page for this year’s Farm To Table Dinner schedule.  We think you’ll love it!

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Farmer with wooden box full of ripe vegetables

 

ONE OF AMERICA’S TOP BURGER JOINTS!

That’s right Connecticut, Gold Burgers in Newington was named one of the Top Burger Joints in America by the INSIDER!  With our amazing list of different combinations of burgers and awesome sides, we are proud to be one of the top 50 burger joints in America!

SPECIALTY BURGERS

If you haven’t’ tried Gold Burgers, now is the time!  We are a locally owned business serving fresh ground burgers, hand cut fires and chef-inspired specials using locally sourced ingredients when possible!

Come visit us today at 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT

Why Try GoldBurgers?

Have you tried us out yet? Do you drive by and wonder what GoldBurgers is all about?  Here at GoldBurgers, our main goal is to satisfy your palate with nothing but the best burgers, hot dogs and more made from the freshest ingredients!

One step into our little golden paradise at GoldBurgers, you will be smiling and anxiously awaiting your specialty or as some call it “craft” burger!    Our burgers are made from fresh meat and provided by Bogner Quality Meats in Manchester, CT.   Our chicken patties are hormone and antibiotic free from locally-owned Stew Leonard’s!   We also have locally raised CT Pasture Burger on our specials board.  The CT Pasture Burgers are made from locally raised, grass fed beef.   Love veggies burgers?  Then you’ll really love ours which are made from scratch daily!

We hand cut our French fries each morning and they are fried to order.  We are more than just a burger joint, we are a group of dedicated, hard-working folks that love what we do!  We love our customers and look forward to serving you soon!


 

We are located at 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111 and open Monday, Tuesday from 11am-8pm, Wednesday & Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 12pm to 8pm.

Pass The Ketchup!

Did you know that condiments have been used on food since ancient times?  Salt was most likely the first condiment used by the Romans along with sauces.  The Romans grew mustard and used it on many of their food items.

Ketchup came around in the 19th century and was a best seller and still is the most popular condiment for a hamburger or hot dog!  In the U.S., 97% of households have bottled ketchupKetchup did not originate in the U.S.  It was first created by the Chinese as a fish sauce.  Completely different than the ketchup we know today, this sauce was derived from fermented fish!

The first known ketchup made with tomatoes appeared around 1812.  Ketchup was very successful because it could be kept good for up to a year.  The early on ketchup’s were made with some not so good ingredients such as coal tar, used to achieve color and was harmful to one’s health!  Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley who determined that the harmful ingredients did not have to be used in ketchup but rather, high quality ingredients were more beneficial started making ketchup with tomatoes and other natural ingredients.  Harvey Wily partnered with Henry J. Heinz in 1876 and Heinz came up with a recipe that used ripe, red tomatoes and vinegar.  Preservative free ketchup was made and in 1905 the Heinz company had sold over five million bottles of ketchup. It was a hit!

Americans now purchase an estimated 10 billion ounces of ketchup per year which is about 3 bottles of ketchup consumed per person per year!  That’s a lot of ketchup!

Come and enjoy one of Gold Burgers delicious gourmet burgers today and don’t forget the ketchup!

 

 

 

Eggs on Burgers?

Have you tried our Bacon, Egg & Cheeseburger, Fat Cat burger or topped any of our delicious burgers with a fried egg?  For some, the fried egg on a burger isn’t for them and we get it but we think everyone should try a fresh farm fried egg on a burger at least once!  You may be surprised on just how awesome it is!

There are actually some benefits to having an egg on your burger!

  1. Eggs lower triglycerides.  Eating farm fresh eggs where hens are raised on pasture or Omega-3 enriched feeds are much higher in Omega-3 fatty acides.
  1. High in protein.  Eggs are high in protein and we all know the human body needs protein to be healthy!
  1. Nutritious! Eggs are really one of the most healthy and nutritious foods out there!  Loaded with Vitamin A and E, eggs are the healthy choice.
  1. Fulfilling! Eating eggs makes you feel full longer and thus you eat less which helps to avoid unnecessary weight gain!

We serve fresh, farm eggs from local farms here at GoldBurgers and we invite you to try one of our burgers topped with an egg on your next visit!  We think you’ll be happy you tried one!

When you order your burger with an egg, you can ask for a soft yolk fried egg and when you bite into your burger and the yolk and beef mix together, it’s a taste out of this world! Or ask for a hard yolk egg and the texture and taste is just as delicious.

Though trying new things is not for everyone, especially an egg on a burger, it’s really a great combination to enjoy on your next trip to Goldburgers!

GoldBurgers, we are not your everyday ordinary burger joint!  You will be greeted by the friendliest staff, enjoy the best food around and will look forward to coming back for more!

We look forward to serving you soon.  GoldBurgers is located at 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, Ct
Bacon, Egg & Cheeseburger

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Our hours are:

Monday, Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: noon to 8 p.m