RE: BURGERS IN CONNECTICUT
Louis Lunch = vertical broiled
Ted's = steamed
Sycamore = gridled
Swanky Franks = someone mentioned them - yes there have reopened, it's really more of a hotdog place, never had a burger (which are gridled)
Burger Bar (Norwalk) = gridled (I believe); Very good, my favorite burger in lower Fairfield County - had to add them to the list
There used to be a good place to get charbroiled burgers in Wilton, CT right off route 7 heading into Ridgefield. The building is now Dexter's (as reviewed on roadfood) and owned by new management. For the past 15 years they seem to change management every 2-3 years. In it's current state, as Dexter's, the burgers are not good. Charbroiled? Yes. But they are made from skimpy preformed and frozen 1/3 pound patties that are overwhelmed by the bun on which they are served - not recommended.
Go to Louis Lunch then Ted's. If you are heading up to Fairfeild into Litchfield County, then hit up the Sycamore which is great for their burgers, nothing else. Their chili dog is pretty bad (bland, thin chili served on a skinless hot dog) as well as there fries and onion rings (both of which are frozen). Follow the Sycamore up by heading to Clamp's (never been, but heard good things about their burgers).