In the annals of burger decadence, it’s be tough to beat the prodigious patty proffered by Racks Fish House + Oyster Bar (5 SE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, 561/450-6718) in honor of National Hamburger Week. (Hey, man doesn’t live by fish and oysters alone. . . though, honestly, that doesn’t sound half bad.)
They call it the New Englander, a half-pound slab of grass-fed Jackman Ranch beef topped with crisp-fried oysters, cheddar cheese, sliced jalapenos, lettuce and aioli on a toasted bun spiked with Old Bay. It’s not exactly cheap—$18—but just looking at the thing you probably won’t have to eat anything else for a day or so after polishing off this monster.
In other burger news, now that Shake Shack and Butcher & Burger have finally opened in Boca, we’re down to waiting for the debut of Shula Burger in the new Delray Marketplace. It’s supposed to be “coming soon” so sit tight and get your appetite ready.