I guess this series really should have been called “Celebrity Burger Inspiration for Memorial Day” because I’m really highlighting three of the latest, newest, and “celebrity” either by status or ownership or both, burger spots. With the Wahlbergs ( Donnie, Mark, Paul) of Wahlburgers, Danny Meyer and NYC fame for Shake Shack, and today, we’ll head North-ish, to Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. On the other hand, the focus here is really the food not the person behind it. So let’s continue with some more burger inspiration. Whether you’re planning to cook out, or you going to go shopping for your summer wardrobe and just meet some friends out for a burger you should head up to Lexington and Burlington for the true New England Memorial Day experience.
Of course Memorial Day isn’t really about cookouts and burgers, but they pair nicely with the commemorative part of the weekend.
Although the larger celebration is perhaps on Patriots Day up in Lexington, it’s a great place to go for Memorial Day as well. The parade starts at 10 a.m. at The Hosmer House, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue and travels east along Massachusetts Avenue to Munroe Cemetery. wreaths recognizing five Civil War Veterans, who until this year were in unmarked graves, and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Thomas Cosgrove. Also reading of General Logan’s Orders of the Day and Gettysburg Address. For 2013 there will also be an additional 5 wreaths placed recognizing 5 Civil War Veterans that had been in unmarked graves until this year. After ceremonies in Munroe Cemetery the parade will travel West on Massachusetts Avenue.
At 11:45 on the Battle Green there will be a ceremonies include raising of the American Flag, National Anthem and placement of wreath at monument honoring the 8 Lexington Minutemen killed in the Battle of Lexington. This year a contingent from Lexington’s sister city, Antony, France, will participate in the parade and ceremonies.
Not far from Lexington, over at the Burlington Mall, around the back of the mall, is Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace. It’s a perfect spot to go with the family, or a couple of families. You order as you walk in and then find a table in one of their clusters and the food is brought out to you. My favorite inspiration from the Burger Palace are the sauces. On the table is a set of sauces which include: the classic ketchup and mustard, a chipotle ketchup, a jalapeño hot sauce, and a sweet and smokey A1 type BBP special sauce.