The Friday burger tour rolls into Dave’s Gourmet Burgers and More

If there is a list of the most controversial people in the Capital District food world over the past decade, Dave Khan is surely in the top 5.  If you want to relive the highlights, all you need to do is a quick search for something like “Dave Khan burger”…maybe throw in “lion” for good measure.  Yes, Dave’s Gourmet Burgers and More is the newish shop (since about January of this year) of Dave Khan, mostly known for his ‘exotic’ burgers, including lion at one time.  After seeing the Memphis King himself post something about a great burger at Dave’s, I thought this might be a good stop for my unofficial, impromptu Friday burger tour.

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Fe Fi Fo…m’eh at BurgerFi

Another Friday sort of off from work and another burger check mark to add.  This time it was BurgerFi that I finally decided to get out of the way…sounds like I had high hopes, doesn’t it?  I’ve had BurgerFi once before, in Florida, and was underwhelmed.  After a few reviews when they first opened in Latham, things have been quiet with BurgerFi.  I have never, in person, heard a single person mention BurgerFi.

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Get to know Kismet Mediterranean Grill on Madison in Albany

In some ways, this will be a pretty easy review since others have already done a really good job getting photos and the backstory of this new spot on Madison – Kismet Mediterranean Grill.  Head over to All Over Albany for great pictures.  Visit the Times Union blogs for a pretty comprehensive backstory.  Visit the restaurant’s own website for a menu, etc.  All I have to do is report on our trip.

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I tried to elevate my burger

With a (partial) day off and baby back ribs on sale at Fresh Market, the stars aligned for me to give Elevation Burger a try in Latham (664 New Loudon Rd – in with Fresh Market, Homegoods, etc, tucked in the back).

Now you’re probably going to ask how it was.

‘How was it?’ I hear you ask.

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