Finally! A great burger…

burger brioche

…one that I can really sink my teeth into.

(Um…I think…)

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  • August 27, 2008 4:59am

    Good idea, but it is… Shopi…

  • August 27, 2008 5:17am

    Let’s not be too food-shopping-snobby. I can think of any number of days when I was thrilled to find a Shopi open. And you have to give their food stylist credit. It looks pretty scrumptious as well as being clever. (Granted, in reality it might flunk the taste test, and it would certainly be an odd mixture of textures biting into it. But hey, it looks good, in a nostalgic American sort of way.)

  • anothercatherine
    August 27, 2008 5:22am

    It makes me feel slightly sick, not sure why.

  • Ashalama
    August 27, 2008 6:51am


    If you’re looking for a real (juicy and tasty) burger, go there:
    Restaurant le Floors
    100 rue Myrha
    75018 Paris
    Tel : 01 42 62 08 08

    It’s quite expensive but everything is handmade and the choice is amazing so it’s worth paying for!

  • Françoise
    August 27, 2008 7:00am

    Hmmmm looks a bit gross actually….

  • August 27, 2008 7:26am

    huh… the appearence of the burger makes me think about oil, meat, herbs, vinegar, mushrooms, ketchup, cheese, and then i see pear slices and chocolate, yikkes…

    it’s as apealing as thinking about mutton broth with strawberries, or as thinking about oysters covered with chocolate…

    it reminds me of a nice orange cake i saw once in a party, that has the shape and the color of a ham, with the bone and everything. what a strange idea !

  • August 27, 2008 8:30am

    I can hear our collective pancreas sobbing, just looking at that photo!

  • August 27, 2008 8:49am

    Urrrppp! The only thing worse than a fake burger is one with pears in it! How absolutely distressing!

  • August 27, 2008 8:50am

    anothercatherine, judith & amanda: To be honest, the bun looks pretty decent. But the rest of it, I’m not so sure….

    And we should indeed be thankful that they resisted adding raspberry “ketchup”…or something like that.

  • Amy
    August 27, 2008 9:52am

    I can’t keep my eyes off of that green thing…If that is green. Green-brown…yeah.

    That’s um…well….interesting.

    Definetly something to look at. : P

  • Susan
    August 27, 2008 11:18am

    Well..that looks like brioche, chocolate and caramel to me sprinkled with course sugar..I think it’s the French version of S’mores! Add a marshmallow and toast that baby up..and I’ll happily sink my teeth into it!

  • August 27, 2008 11:28am

    Susan: Actually, to build a better burger here, let’s skip the brioche, and replace it with two giant marshmallows. Ditch the pears and in their place, add a couple of sheets of peanut brittle. Then douse the whole shebang in salted butter caramel sauce.

    …et voilà!

  • Susan
    August 27, 2008 11:41am

    I’m good with that….Bring it!

  • August 27, 2008 1:54pm

    Ben, I’m not being snobby, but Shopi is Shopi, and any kind of “innovative” concept food from them should surely be avoided…

  • Sandy
    August 27, 2008 4:34pm

    Just curious…Why is the Eiffel Tower Blue tonight and what is the ring of stars on it? I love to view it with the webcam and just noticed this.


  • August 27, 2008 5:00pm

    Adrian & Ben: Compared to Franprix and Leader Price, Shopi is Cartier!

  • Elo-Yellow
    August 27, 2008 5:10pm

    To Sandy: the Eiffel Tower is lit in blue with 12 yellow stars to celebrate the presidence of the European Union by France for 6 montgs (until Dec. 31st). The European flag is blue with 12 stars (a symbol of the 12 founding members of the E.U.).
    It is only this way for one more month so enjoy while it lasts!

  • Kristina
    August 27, 2008 7:01pm

    I’m probably the only one that thinks that looks appetizing! Okay, so the bun not so much. Then again, I dip fries in chocolate malts.

  • Eileen
    August 27, 2008 10:27pm

    Again… I’ll stick with a Lillet cocktail.

  • Rona
    August 28, 2008 12:35pm

    Not so pretty. Can you please hold the bacon bits and moth balls? Maybe deconstructed it might not be so bad. But a burger it’s not!
    What and where is Shopi?

  • August 29, 2008 4:04pm

    Did it again. The cheeseburger at Coffee Parisien (despite being the only clients in the restaurant this afternoon..) remains excellent. Probably the best I’ve had in Paris thus far.