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

CHEESE FRIES!

GoldBurgers cheese fries are a delicious addition to any of our freshly made burgers!

French fries dressed up and layered in smooth, creamy nacho cheese sauce, what is there not to love?

It’s thought that cheese fries debuted in the 1950’s around the time that Cheez Whiz came out on the market!  There are many varieties throughout the U.S. of cheese fries that people enjoy.  In the southwest, U.S., cheese fries are usually covered with melted cheddar, jalapeno slices, bacon bits and chives. In New York and New Jersey a popular choice are fries smothered in American, Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese.   Chili-cheese fries are another popular choice.  Here at GoldBurgers, our customers love our nacho cheese fries which are fresh cut and smothered with nacho cheese!  Once bite of these golden beauties and you’ll be back for more!  So the next time you’re at GoldBurgers, go head and try our cheese fries, we dare you!

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Unusual Burger Toppings That Are Awesomely Amazing!

It’s a new year and with that comes trying new things!  It’s all the toppings when it comes to Goldburgers delicious specialty burgers!   We invite you to try one of our specialty burgers with their specialty toppings!  From eggs, hummus, buffalo sauce, ranch dressing, roasted garlic mayo,and potato chips the combinations are endless!

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For instance, give our sausage & peppers burger a try! It’s a sausage burger, provolone cheese, roasted red peppers, cherry peppers, frizzies, and balsamic topped with roasted garlic mayo! Now how’s that for a delicious combo?

A customer favorite is the Southern which has a single patty, chili, pastrami, pickly and spicy mustard! Mmm Mmm good!  You can view a complete list of our specialty burgers at:  www.goldburgers.com/burgers

There’s so many delicious combinations when having a burger whether it’s a veggie burger, chicken burger or beef burger!  Give them all a try here at GoldBurgers!  We know you’ll be coming back for more!

A complete listing of our toppings:

FREE TOPPINGS

Lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet relish, jalapeños, sport peppers, cherry peppers, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, southern BBQ, honey BBQ, spicy BBQ, ketchup, mustard, mayo, chipotle mayo, GoldBurger sauce, cucumber dill sauce, buffalo sauce, ranch, tahini ranch, mac sauce, steak sauce, sauerkraut, house pickles

50 CENTS

American, cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, provolone, nacho cheese, roasted garlic, frizzies, coleslaw, potato chips, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, roasted red peppers, roasted red pepper hummus

1 DOLLAR

Blue cheese, Cherry pepper mayo, chili, bacon, pastrami, French fries, onion rings

Don’t wait any further, come on into GoldBurgers and enjoy a fantastic burger today! We are located at 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111.  Phone:  860-665-0478

Our hours:

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: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

It’s the Holiday Season!

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!

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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.

Winter Extravaganza On Ice – Dec 10th – XL Center, Hartford

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – The Musical – 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. Drive through – admission is $12 per car.

There is so much to do in the Hartford area and you can check out a complete list of events in the Hartford area by going to:  http://www.courant.com/entertainment/holiday/hc-2016-winter-holiday-events-1124-20161124-story.html

Before or after checking out the local holiday festivities, don’t forget to stop into Gold Burgers  , 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT 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 wish you and yours a very happy holiday season!

May your holidays be merry and bright!

 

 

 

DECISIONS, DECISIONS!

At Goldburgers, we not only have a great variety of specialty burgers and hot dogs, but you can build your own!  Be creative when ordering your next burger, your creation might surprise you!  Perhaps try a combination of many different items at home that you love and it might just delight you with how your burger tastes!  It’s all about loving the food and being open minded!  After all our concept is to turn a good ole’ hot dog or burger into a culinary taste delight or better known as a craft burger or dog!

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, Ct

That’s right, go ahead and be brave!   Perhaps try a burger topped with French fries, nacho cheese, and chili or grilled mushrooms, swiss cheese, peppers & onions?   The choices and combination of toppings are endless!  We love what we do and you will see the different when you taste our burgers!

Our hand-crafted, made-to-order hamburger and sausage patties are proprietary blends that are ground daily for us at Bogner Quality Meats in Manchester, CT. Our chicken patties are a blend of antibiotic and hormone-free thigh and breast meat from locally-owned  Stew Leonard’s. Over the past couple of years, we have been offering a CT Pasture Burger on our Specials Board where Chef Tim showcases locally raised, grass-fed beef paired with local ingredients. Our eggs are always local. Our Veggie Burger is house-made from scratch.

The one thing we know for sure is once you try Goldburgers there’s not going back to those “fast” food chains!

So what are you waiting for, come on down to our location at 1096 Main Street, Newington and take your tastes buds on the ultimate ride!

Our topping choices are:

FREE TOPPINGS

Lettuce, tomato, onion, sweet relish, jalapeños, sport peppers, cherry peppers, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, southern BBQ, honey BBQ, spicy BBQ, ketchup, mustard, mayo, chipotle mayo, GoldBurger sauce, cucumber dill sauce, buffalo sauce, ranch, tahini ranch, mac sauce, steak sauce, sauerkraut, house pickles

50 CENTS

American, cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, provolone, nacho cheese, roasted garlic, frizzies, coleslaw, potato chips, grilled onions, grilled mushrooms, roasted red peppers, roasted red pepper hummus

1 DOLLAR

Blue cheese, Cherry pepper mayo, chili, bacon, pastrami, French fries, onion rings

 

 

CHICKEN BURGERS – OH YEAH!

Our chicken patties are a blend of antibiotic and hormone-free thigh and breast meat from locally-owned Stew Leonard’s.

Using antibiotic and hormone free chicken meat is healthier for our customers!  Overuse by agricultural companies to make animals grow faster is not worth jeopardizing our health!  We at GoldBurgers believe in hormone and antibiotic free poultry for our menu items!

Our chicken burgers are moist, juicy and delicious.  One try of these bad boys and you’ll be back for more!

 

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, Ct

Chicken Hummus

Chicken burger, grilled onion, roasted red pepper hummus, lettuce, tomato

Chicken Coop

Chicken burger, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, cucumber dill

Which Came First

Chicken burger, lettuce, frizzies, farm egg, mayo

Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch

Chicken burger, bacon, lettuce, tomato, buffalo sauce, ranch

Chicken & Waffle

Chicken burger, bacon, American, maple syrup, waffle fries, hot sauce

Our chicken burgers are the best around and also low in fat and calories!  We know that you will love our chicken burgers so stop in soon and enjoy one of them at GoldBurgers!