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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

'Blended Burger' Tempts in Northfield

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Blended burger and  beer at Cornerstone Burger Co. in Northfield - SALLY POLLAK
  • Sally Pollak
  • Blended burger and beer at Cornerstone Burger Co. in Northfield
Driving 96 miles round trip for a burger to celebrate its sustainability is probably counterproductive, or at least not a very practical idea. But that's what I did Saturday night when I drove to Northfield to eat a "blended burger" at Cornerstone Burger Co.

The blended burger mixes ground beef with mushrooms to reduce the amount of meat consumed and add whatever benefits are conferred by a little mushroom filler.  The burger ($13) is on the menu through July at Cornerstone, which is participating in a nationwide contest organized by the James Beard Foundation.  The idea behind the Blended Burger Project, in its third year, is to help the planet (and yourself) by limiting beef consumption, and to win the competition by making the top-rated blended burger. (The public votes.)

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