NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running with each being profiled this week.
Who Has the Best Burger in Westchester?
The Blazer Pub, North Salem
Squires, Briarcliff Manor
Valhalla Crossing, Valhalla
Westchester Burger Company, White Plains, Rye Brook, Mount Kisco
Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It Patty Perfect: The round, juicy Blazer Burger -- with cheese, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and bacon on a hard roll – is a classic at this old-school roadside pub. Its Route 22 Burger has melted gorgonzola and the Celsus Burger, Swiss cheese and bacon.
Blazer devotees also love its tomato soup, homemade chili, and dressings such as Thousand Island and blue cheese, which they ladle onto their beef patties. The fries are sliced steakhouse style and can be ordered extra crispy. The restaurant looks very much the same way it did when it opened in the 1970’s. It still has a jukebox, scalloped paper placemats, and Yankee memorabilia on its walls.
Dig In: 440 Route 22, (914) 277-4424; www.theblazerpub.com .