italian burgers

Marco, Pollo?

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Look at this bad boy we just cooked up in the #BBCBurgerLab. Two breaded chicken cutlets dripping with globs of fresh mozz and a marinara sauce so good, we just can't keep it a secret. 

Inspired by our annual trip to Italy and week-long binge on authentic local fare, we came to the conclusion about why this stuff is so good. Each meal was concocted with the freshest and most high-quality ingredients that made us want to never stop eating. (And we didn't.)

We returned to Boston with a mission: to revamp and kill the chicken parm game with a brand new sauce. After some trial and error and A LOT of tasting (we didn't hate it), we created the best Italian-grandma-approved marinara sauce your lips will ever touch and now, you can too.  With just a few ingredients from your grocery store and garden you can join us in salivating over this recipe.

Key Ingredients

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Don't skimp on the EVOO. Our friend Piero from I Tre Tari recommends this:
  • Fresh garlic: Because what is marinara sauce without it?
  • Diced onions: We prefer yellow, but white will do.
  • Plenty of salt & freshly ground pepper
  • White wine: Anything in your cabinet.
  • San Marzano tomatoes: The most popular plum tomato from Italy. Find them in every top chef's kitchen.
  • Fresh Basil from your garden. Snip those good green leaves. 

Now...Put that sh*t on we did on our Marco Pollo, a new special coming to the food truck. Be ready.

Rosé + Burgers? You Got That Right.

If you've been breathing lately, you know that rosé is so hot right now. Well, we prefer it chilled, but you get what we're saying. Burgers and beer have always had a healthy marriage, but burgers and rosé? That's a summer fling we're hot for.

The love affair ignited when we added a new wine to our list: Francis Ford Coppola's Sofia Rosé.

She's feminine and stylish, with a fragrant perfume of fresh strawberries and lavender. This dry rosé is crisp, delicate, and elegantly fruity with just a kiss of spice on the finish. 

With the #pinkdrinks flowing, the romance continued into the kitchen where Sofia met her match made in burger heaven: The Sophie. A 1/2 lb. of beef with prosciutto, goat cheese, candied walnuts, Dalmatia fig spread, arugula tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, and balsamic reduction.

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Sofia might sound girly, but this rosé is full-bodied enough to stand up to the protein and cut through the fat to enhance the salty, savory flavors of The Sophie. This fling just got serious.

For more gossip, have you heard we're launching Burgabox? Soon enough you'll be able to make The Sophie at home with our badass meal subscription service. Stay tuned, and until then CHEERS!