Netherlands, Amsterdam Guide (B): Places to Eat a Juicy Citizen (Umm, I Mean Burger)

Places to Eat a Juicy Citizen (Umm, I Mean Burger)
The other week, I saw a sponsored Facebook post advertising “tasty ribs and juicy citizens”. After puzzling for a few minutes about what a juicy citizen might taste like, and whether cannibalism was in fact legal in our (admittedly tolerant) city, I realised this was a classic case of Google Translate. “Burgers” in Dutch can of course mean the meaty patties we will like to grill and serve in a bun; but it can also mean people – I’m listed as a “Britsburger” (British citizen) on my residency card. I decided to see this as a compliment to my own profession: while automated text still produces mistakes like these, I still have a job. Sweet.

After puzzling for a few minutes about what a juicy citizen might taste like, and whether cannibalism was in fact legal in our (admittedly tolerant) city, I realised this was a classic case of Google Translate.

Translation issues aside, burger season is most definitely upon us. We have a slew of national holidays coming up, and if the weather would damn well warm up then we might be tempted to break out the BBQ as well. But in lieu of al fresco burgers – homemade and grilled on your very own Weber – here are some of the best restaurants in Amsterdam to pick up a juicy citizen. From the sublime (foie gras) to the ridiculous (ramen buns) and everything in between.

The classic burger: Ellis Gourmet Burger

Ellis Gourmet Burger: fine on the burger-to-bun ratio, but what’s all that lettuce doing?!

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Guide Name: Places to Eat a Juicy Citizen (Umm, I Mean Burger)
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Ellis Gourmet Burger   The Duchess   Walter Woodbury Bar   Bar Lempicka   TonTon Club   Burgerij  
Author: Vicky Hampton
Read it on author's website: http://www.amsterdamfoodie.nl/2016/amsterdam-burger-restaurant/

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