The "Seven Napkin Burger" from the Owl's Head General Store is the subject of a recent "Today's Sandwich" feature on the From Away blog. Named as Maine's best on Food Network Magazine's 2009 list of "50 Burgers from 50 States" the title remains "well-deserved," says blogger Malcolm Bedell.
The burger starts with a loosely-packed hamburger patty that must weigh at least 6-8 ounces, loosely packed and cooked to the temperature you request ... with a thick, seasoned crust. The beef is set upon a huge white hamburger bun that’s soft, but sturdy enough to stand up to the toppings that follow. Even after a 10 minute car ride home, I was delighted to find that the bun had survived, when I was expecting it to be reduced to a bready soup by the juice from the burger and the tomatoes. What pushes the burger into “Seven Napkin” territory, however, is what comes next: a liberal application of mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, onions, pickles, lettuce, and tomato. It’s a gloriously messy burger that never gets out of your control.One commenter on the post says that the general store was recently sold; Bedell is trying to verify if the chef is staying on.
Are there other burgers out there in Maine challenging Owl's Head for the 'Best Burger' title? Let us know in the comments.
· Seven-Napkin Burger: Owl's Head General Store [FA]