The Beard Awards Discover Burgers

February 22, 2016

The commonly accepted tale is that the burger came of age in the 1990s with Chef Daniel Boulud’s db Burger of short rib and foie gras. Now the burger has taken another significant step toward culinary respectability with the inclusion of Superiority Burger on The James Beard Foundation’s list of semi-finalists for Best New Restaurant.

Yes, Superiority Burger is a vegetarian restaurant and its burger patty is a mashup of beans, nuts and grain (with Muenster cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato and a dill pickle). And, of course, like the Beard Foundation it’s in New York City, which helped it get…