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Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT

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    eruby
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 14:38:17 (permalink)
    I've never been but it's been featured on a bunch of Food shows.
     
    I hope to go someday but would likely be razzed as I don't like raw (or barely cooked) onion.  The burgers look delicious.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 14:42:21 (permalink)
    I've been. 
    Mostly, I consider it interesting and historical, but, truth be told, it's not really all that great a burger.
    Here's my review: http://offbeateats.org/20...is-lunch-new-haven-ct/
     

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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 15:07:41 (permalink)
    Been thru the New Haven area several times, but always wound up stopping for pizza or seafood. Not sure I could get past the "no ketchup" policy, so I've never tried.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 15:22:36 (permalink)
    At least once a week for many years.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 15:31:56 (permalink)
    Looks dry, needs ketchup!!!!
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 15:44:32 (permalink)
    I have eaten there twice.  I enjoyed the hamburger each time.  While not amazing, it was fun to go to a famous place to eat a hamburger the only way we had them when I was growing up.  I never saw a bottle of Ketchup until I was 13 years old and went to diners on Friday night after the high school basketball games.  We also always, at home, had our hamburger on toasted Tip Top or Bond bread!
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 15:47:06 (permalink)
    They have never heard that the customer is always right!  Are they to cheap to supply basic condiments?
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 16:01:20 (permalink)
    I believe this is all about their tradition.  It has seemed to have worked well.............they are still in business!
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 16:08:42 (permalink)
    waltpiii

    They have never heard that the customer is always right!  Are they to cheap to supply basic condiments?

    You're kidding, right? But just so you'll know, they've been operating for more than 100 years on the principal that the customer is always wrong if he doesn't like what they do.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 16:17:49 (permalink)
    You can cook it with tradition, BUT, don't tell me how to eat. Peter Lugers makes a great burger. They could care less what the hell I put on it. Let the customer decide. It's not Wagyu beef from Kobe Japan, it's a dam burger. I for one would never go there, I like ketchup on my burger.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 16:50:27 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    You can cook it with tradition, BUT, don't tell me how to eat. Peter Lugers makes a great burger. They could care less what the hell I put on it. Let the customer decide. It's not Wagyu beef from Kobe Japan, it's a dam burger. I for one would never go there, I like ketchup on my burger.

     
    I like that....if I ever open a burger place I will call it......DamBurger!
     

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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 17:40:57 (permalink)
    There is a place in Arlington, Ray's Hellburger, a Chef, Michael Landrum owns the place, he puts out a 10oz Burger, I hear it's very good, although my daughter gave it a Meh, in any case Ray throws out more customers, Soup Nazi style, than probably any owner anywhere. Guess what, he is hugely popular!
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 17:43:09 (permalink)
     
    We've been there once.  Good tasting burger meat, but annoying policy on the condiments.  If they were consistent, and stuck to the originally available condiments, then I'd at least have to give them credit for consistency.  But, they are not consistent on originality.   In recent years, they have allowed a "cheese spread product" as a condiment option.  They allow that garbage, but won't allow ketchup!  Utter stupidity.  
     
    To me, a burger needs a little ketchup and some dill or kosher dill pickle slices and onion.  
     
    It worth one trip the Louis Lunch for historic reasons, but we hit the apizza places on our trips through New Haven. 
    I might go again if I sneak in some ketchup packets, and pickle slices.  ;) 
     
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    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2014/04/08 17:49:27
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 18:38:59 (permalink)
    Glenn1234

     
    We've been there once.  Good tasting burger meat, but annoying policy on the condiments.  If they were consistent, and stuck to the originally available condiments, then I'd at least have to give them credit for consistency.  But, they are not consistent on originality.   In recent years, they have allowed a "cheese spread product" as a condiment option.  They allow that garbage, but won't allow ketchup!  Utter stupidity.  

    To me, a burger needs a little ketchup and some dill or kosher dill pickle slices and onion.  

    It worth one trip the Louis Lunch for historic reasons, but we hit the apizza places on our trips through New Haven. 
    I might go again if I sneak in some ketchup packets, and pickle slices.  ;) 

    Glenn



    "Cheese spread product".......is that Whiz?

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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 18:53:32 (permalink)
    I've there once and like Greymo, I enjoyed the visit for culinary and historic value.  The condiment thing didn't bother me as I knew ahead of time and I like many different toppings, so a meal without ketchup was no big deal.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 19:28:45 (permalink)
     
     
    <<>...."..."Cheese spread product".......is that Whiz?"....>>
     
     
    I'm not sure what it is, but it doesn't seem to belong on a burger, especially f they are trying to be historically accurate.   It was on one of those food shows, and the owner showed that he allowed some sort of cheese spread ..... but not ketchup. 
     
     
    Glenn
     
     
     
    post edited by Glenn1234 - 2014/04/08 19:30:00
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 19:41:08 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    I for one would never go there, I like ketchup on my burger.

    I for one would never go to Jerry's. I like mozzarella on my apizza.
     
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 20:07:11 (permalink)
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    pnwchef

    I for one would never go there, I like ketchup on my burger.

    I for one would never go to Jerry's. I like mozzarella on my apizza.


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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/08 20:14:47 (permalink)
    Scamotz. Scamotz.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 11:40:59 (permalink)
    I was expecting to have the reaction that kaszeta described, but I enjoyed the burger much more than I expected.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 14:24:36 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    Looks dry, needs ketchup!!!!

    A lot of people feel the same way about a hotdog
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 15:47:11 (permalink)
    ChrisOC

    pnwchef

    Looks dry, needs ketchup!!!!

    A lot of people feel the same way about a hotdog

     
    Chris, Tell me about it!
     

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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 16:10:37 (permalink)
    Oh, thanks. I just ate a late lunch.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 16:10:54 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    ChrisOC

    pnwchef

    Looks dry, needs ketchup!!!!

    A lot of people feel the same way about a hotdog


    Chris, Tell me about it!



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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 17:06:04 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Oh, thanks. I just ate a late lunch.
     
     
    Michael, after all this time she's like your niece by now.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 17:14:57 (permalink)
    pnwchef

    ChrisOC

    pnwchef

    Looks dry, needs ketchup!!!!

    A lot of people feel the same way about a hotdog


    Chris, Tell me about it!



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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 17:23:32 (permalink)
    pnwchef

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    Oh, thanks. I just ate a late lunch.
     

    Michael, after all this time she's like your niece by now.

    Boy, you're right.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 17:24:19 (permalink)
    Michael doesn't even have an old avatar --whateverthehell that is.
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    Re:Louis' Lunch, New Haven CT 2014/04/09 17:30:48 (permalink)
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    Oh, thanks. I just ate a late lunch.
     

    Michael, after all this time she's like your niece by now.

     
    You must be kidding..............that would be his great granddaughter
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