If you're anything like us the one thing you've been dying for during this pandemic is a great burger. Well we recently had one at Nu Burger, a pop-up burger outpost at Anoush’ella in the South End. It was everything and more that satisfied the hunger for a juicy, meaty experience.
I went with the Pesto Basilico with fresh mozzarella, basil pesto, roasted tomato, lettuce and crispy pancetta. Medium rare, dripping with flavor, fresh ingredients and a toasted brioche bun it was all we had been craving for. We've had other burgers during this pandemic but nothing nearly as good as this.
It's really quite difficult during these trying times to report on the vibe of a place or even an area with most places that were once thriving now literal ghost towns, shocking us with an eerie emptiness but we saw more people out and about in the South End than in other locations, all properly masked and practicing covid-19 etiquette. And the steady stream of takeout orders was impressive. Then again, good food will always be in demand.
My dining companion enjoyed the Umami Truffle with pecorino, truffles, fried egg, tomato, balsamic shallot, arugula and aioli and reported equally satisfying results. "The best I've had in years," being the exact quote. There are a few other varieties you can find on the menu and we both vowed to go back and try them, as well. Why go anywhere else when you've had the best?
35 West Newton Street
Boston MA 02118